Whoopi Goldberg: 'White People' to Blame for Racial Divisions in America
'We need white people to step up' and 'change it,' host of The View argues
Whoopi Goldberg declared during Tuesday's episode of "The View" that "white people" are to blame for America's supposed racial divisions.
Goldberg told her co-hosts that America continues to divide people on "the color of the skin" because "white people" are refusing to "step up" and "change it."
According to Goldberg, "there are still lynchings going on today" because "white people" keep letting Americans believe that their "color of skin" divides them.
The rant from Goldberg was triggered by comments from guest co-host Michele Tafoya — an NBC Sports reporter.
Tafoya made the mistake of wondering out loud in front of the show's left-wing co-hosts why young children are being taught in the classroom that skin color matters so much all of a sudden.
She explained that her son was friends with a black boy and a Korean boy for years when he was younger.
Tafoya said that once the boys got older, their friendships fizzled because the black boy and Korean boy were introduced to their "affinity groups" with other students of the same race.
"Why are we even teaching that the color of the skin matters?" Tafoya asked the panel.
She then echoed the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by saying, "'Cause to me, what matters is your character and your values."
Goldberg quickly fired back at the newbie for questioning modern leftist "values."
"Yes, but you know, you live in the United States," Goldberg told Tafoya.
"You know that color of skin has been mattering to people for years."
"Can't we change it so it doesn't?" Tafoya shot back, her voice raised slightly.
"Well, we need white people to step up and do that!" Goldberg angrily replied.
Tafoya offered that white people have been doing that very thing "since the Civil War," although not perfectly.
However, rational arguments no longer mattered to Goldberg, as she officially got riled up.
"No, no, no, no, they haven't!" Goldberg fired back.
"Listen, when you have a country — or let's talk about a state — where somebody can be hung from a tree, and it's OK?"
"That's not, OK," Tafoya said.
"Well, it was OK. It was OK in the South," Goldberg said.
"People did it all the time. People would run you down. And not that long ago."
Co-host Sunny Hostin then interjected that "there are still lynchings going on today."
She didn't offer any evidence of the "lynching" allegations, however.
Goldberg added that constantly reminding people to feel disgusted about racism is crucial in order to "get to the place that everybody thought we were with race and all the conversations.
"But America has had her reckoning.
"It continues to happen because unless we can say, 'This is what the country was like. This is what we don't want to be anymore,' we have to teach the little ones to respect people because you'll be around people, you'll see people, you'll hear people say things that won't make sense to you.
"This is what happens in the country because we're not past that."