Claim: Sarah Palin wrote on her website affirmative action, athletic scholarships, and food stamps result in “black privilege.”
Example: [Collected via e-mail, January 2015]
Did Sarah Palin really say this: “White Privilege? With affirmative action, welfare, food stamps, and all those thugs getting athletic scholarships over more deserving white kids, I’d call it black privilege.”
The Facebook group alleged the quote attributed to Palin came from her website SarahPalinChannel.com, but a search of that site yielded no results. Palin’s purported comments about black privilege were also missing from major news publications and political blogs.
While the Facebook group “Stop the Teabaggers” did not admit fabricating the above-displayed item, the page has published dubious diatribes in the past. On
Of course, arguably the group’s most outrageous fabrication occurred on
A thorough search of our records indicates the above-quoted line was never written, spoken, or even thought by anyone on the snopes staff.
Last updated: 5 January 2015
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