Veronica Leventhal, daughter of ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’ star Kelly Dodd’s husband Rick Leventhal, took to Instagram shortly after the reality star claimed that she cannot be racist towards Black people because she’s Black herself –and called her out.
“I don’t think it’s OK for people who say that they’ve experienced racism and prejudice to then turn around and inflict that same bigotry on other people,” Veronica began in a clip reposted on Twitter. “I don’t think you can experience the privileges of whiteness and then turn around and deny that those privileges exist.
“I don’t think you can claim ownership of a culture or nationality and then disallow privileges to those people, either though political perspectives or just subjugating them in other ways. And, I don’t think you can use your multiculturalism as a shield for people saying you have biases.”
She concluded, “If you’re going to make arguments about racism, you should have a basic understanding of the difference between race, ethnicity and nationality.”
Boom. At least someone in that household has some sense.
— Kate Aurthur (@KateAurthur) January 28, 2021