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Rep. Dean Phillips Tearfully Apologizes for Failing to Recognize His White Privilege During Capitol Riot

‘I’m sorry, for I’ve never understood, really understood, what privilege really means’


PHILLIPS: “For I felt that the insurrectionists who were trying to break down the doors right here would spare us if they simply mistook us for Republicans. But within moments I recognized that blending in was not an option available to my colleagues of color. So I'm here tonight to say to my brothers and sisters in Congress and all around our country, I'm sorry. I'm sorry. For I have never understood, really understood what privilege really means. It took a mob of violent insurrectionists and a lightning bolt moment in this very room, but now I know. Believe me, I really know."  

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