O’Rourke Admits to White Privilege

Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press, Democratic presidential hopeful Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke declared that he has benefited from white privilege in his life, so he wants to make opportunities for all a “big part” of his campaign.

“I would never begin by saying I’m at any disadvantage at all,” O’Rourke said. “As a white man who has had privileges that others could not depend on or take for granted, I’ve clearly had advantages over the course of my life. I think recognizing that and understanding that others have not, doing everything I can to ensure that there is opportunity and the possibility for advancement and advantage for everyone is a big part of this campaign and a big part of the people who comprise this campaign.”