Two weeks ago, Whoopi Goldberg was suspended from The View after downplaying the Holocaust as a ‘white on white’ massacre, denying that the Jewish people are a separate ethnic group. Today, Whoopi returned to the show and seemed mostly disinterested in reflecting on her mistake. The host offered no apology for remarks and blamed them on having a short amount of time to provide commentary on issues. WATCH:
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While discussing the Holocaust on ABC’s “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg, whose real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson, insisted that the genocide was not about race, prompting immediate backlash from across the nation.
The talkshow was conversing about a graphic novel about the Holocaust that a school district in Tennessee was voting to ban due to its “inappropriate language” and nudity. Amidst this conversation, co-host Ana Navarro referenced a Florida bill that seeks to prevent classroom conversations that could make students feel uncomfortable about race or gender. Goldberg then chimed in with the stunning comment that “the Holocaust isn’t about race.”
“No, it’s not about race,” continued Goldberg. “It’s about man’s inhumanity to man. That’s what it’s about.”
“But it’s about white supremacy,” interjected Navarro. “It’s about going after Jews and Gypsies..”
“But these are two White groups of people… you’re missing the point,” insisted Goldberg. “The minute you turn it into race, it goes down this alley. Let’s talk about it for what it is. It’s about how people treat each other.”
Whoopi has been a frequent race baiter on The View when it comes to issues facing the black community. In September of last year, she claimed that people who don’t support using the Black National Anthem should be ‘re-educated’, harkening back to a term used by Maoists in China when they put dissidents in re-education camps.