LBC's Nick Ferrari outrages listeners trying to persuade caller he's a person of colour because he is white
'I am of colour of course because I am white'
Radio presenter Nick Ferrari has claimed he is a person of colour in an interview with a guest on his LBC breakfast show.
Ferrari was speaking to Black race scholar Mike Bankole, who is currently conducting research on race, racism and political representation, on his morning show, MyLondon reports.
However during the interview, the two became embroiled in a discussion about the term "person of colour" which is a term often used to describe racial minorities.
This resulted in Ferrari claiming he is a person of colour "because I am white."
The pair had been discussing micro-aggressions and overt racism in everyday society when Ferrari said: "You are saying white isn't a colour."
He went on to add: "I am of colour of course because I am white. What am I, if I'm not a person of colour? What is white then?"
Bankole responded: "You are a white man Nick, you are not a person of colour".
He continued to tweet about the incident after the exchange: "Nick Ferrari just tried to convince me that, as a white man, he is person of colour. How’s your morning going?"
He labelled the conversation as "bizarre."
Here’s a clip of my (bizarre) exchange with Nick this morning: pic.twitter.com/hkutyRk6og
— Mike Bankole (@mxkes_) May 10, 2022
Listeners were quick to voice their anger at Ferrari's comments, with one saying: "Nick Ferrari arguing that he is a person of colour because he's white, and white is a colour, is a whole new level of ignorance."
Another highlighted the irony of Ferrari trying to "whitesplain" to a race researcher what a person of colour is."
I love the fact that you’re a phd candidate researching racism (among other things), yet Ferrari has the urge to whitesplain to you what a person of colour is. Wow. Amazing stuff… pic.twitter.com/PyZ1Qono3v
— Sinisa Radolovic (@sikiraki) May 10, 2022
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