On Tuesday (10 May), Mike Bankhole - a Ph.D. candidate at King's College London in the Department of Political Economy - took to Twitter to share a clip of the peculiar exchange he had with the radio host.
"Nick Ferrari just tried to convince me that, as a white man, he is a person of colour. How's your morning going?" Bankole tweeted before sharing the audio.
When Bankole spoke about "racism in all guises" and how "deeply harmful" it is, Ferrari responded with these questions: "Is it offensive to ask where you're from? Should I have been offended since about the age of 12?"
Bankole said that he believes it is offensive, which prompted Ferrari to say that he has a last name that evokes that kind of question.
Once people heard the audio, they were quite appalled with Ferrari taking up an argument about how a group of people describes themselves.
Check out those reactions below.
Extraordinary. Nice that he felt that he was in a position where he could police the language you use to describe the group to which you belong and he doesn\u2019t. The irony of doing that while discussing micro aggressions was completely lost on him. Ignorance, is that an excuse?
— Ich Bin ein Auslander #FBPE #FBPPR (@Ich Bin ein Auslander #FBPE #FBPPR)
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Jesus fucking wept.\n\nNick Ferrari to a black guy "So am I not a person of colour then?"\n\nNo you're not Nick - you're a gaslighting arsehole, paid to say stupid provocative shit designed to outrage & divide voters & boost ad revenue.https://twitter.com/mxkes_/status/1523960224125702144\u00a0\u2026