DeRay Mckesson Helps Stephen Colbert Address His White Privilege [Video]

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Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson gives late night talk show host Stephen Colbert a lesson in understanding his white privilege.

“If I have white privilege, I want to be able to identify it,” Colbert states. “Give me a hint as to my white privilege.”

“You have a lot of privilege. You have a show, you have money, a lot of access,” replies Mckesson, then adding, “You know, it’s about role, it’s about access, and what you can do is extend that privilege so that you can dismantle it. You can create opportunity for people, you can amplify issues in a way that other people can’t, and you can use your resources to create space for people.”