Tucker Carlson: "You know it's untrue, that the darker you are the more oppressed you are"

Tucker Carlson: "You know it's untrue, that the darker you are the more oppressed you are" 

Carlson denies racial income inequality exists because "Nigerian immigrants wind up making more than native born white Americans" 

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From the February 19 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight: 

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TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): What you just said is untrue, and you know it's untrue, that the darker you are the more oppressed you are, when in fact most poor people in America are white, as you know.  The poorest state is the whitest state, West Virginia. So let's stop lying. Look, I'm not making the case for any racial group, I'm making the case for a non-racial approach to policy, which is the only one we can have without wrecking the country, no?   

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SURAJ PATEL (GUEST): Tucker, it's like I said. You can't approach the issue of inequality without talking about and looking at some of the racial disparities in it. And that's all people --

CARLSON: Really? Then how did Nigerian immigrants wind up making more than native born white Americans? Explain that to me really quick.

Previously: 

Tucker Carlson compares Stacey Abrams' stance on diversity to the Jim Crow South ​

Tucker Carlson guest calls media coverage of Northam "kind of a minstrel show" ​

Tucker Carlson's descent into white supremacy: A timeline​

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