Many times those who make racist comments or take other actions against a race later apologize and try to convince others that they were misunderstood.
During an episode of “The View” in January, Co-host Whoopi Goldberg said; “the Holocaust isn’t about race,” but was an example of “man’s inhumanity to man.”
Sparks fly as The View panel confronts Whoopi after she says "the Holocaust isn't about race. No. It's not about race."
"Well, the considered Jews a different race," Joy Behar says.
"But it's about white supremacy. It's about going after Jews and Gypsies," Ana Navarro adds. pic.twitter.com/GZwZSi2qXi
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) January 31, 2022
She then turned to her co-hosts and called on them to be “truthful” about the Holocaust, and admit that Jews and Nazis “are two white groups of people.”
As a result, Goldberg was suspended from her job co-hosting “The View” for two weeks.
She later issued an on-air apology, stating “words matter” and that she “stands with the Jewish people.”
But, shortly after the scandal broke she appeared on Steven Colbert’s “The Late Show” and defended her comments, in effect taking back her apology.
The Nazis lied. They had issues with ethnicity, not with race because most of the Nazis were white people and most of the people they were attacking were white people. So, to me, I’m thinking, ‘How can you say it’s about race if you are fighting each other?’ So, it all really began because I said, ‘How will we explain to children what happened in Nazi Germany?’ I said, ‘This wasn’t racial, this was about white on white.’ And everybody said, ‘No, no, no, it was racial,’ and so that’s what this all came from.
Well guess who’s back, it’s Whoopi, who had previously changed her legal name.
“Goldberg, an Oscar-winner whose real name is Caryn Johnson, was quoted by the Reuters news service as saying, “The true story is that my family is Jewish, Buddhist, Baptist and Catholic — none of which I subscribe to, by the way, as I don’t believe in man-made religions. . . So I took the last name from a Jewish ancestor. And I happen to be gaseous, which explains the first name, short for whoopee cushion.”
In an interview with The Sunday Times of London, Goldberg said that the Nazi-orchestrated genocide was “white on white” violence, and not about race.
“Remember who they were killing first. They were not killing racial; they were killing physical. They were killing people they considered to be mentally defective. And then they made this decision,” she said.
When the interviewer countered Nazis did not view the Jews as white people but rather as a subhuman race, Goldberg responded by saying, “Yes, but that’s the killer, isn’t it?”
“The oppressor is telling you what you are,” she continued.” Why are you believing them? They’re Nazis. Why believe what they’re saying?”
“It doesn’t change the fact that you could not tell a Jew on a street,” she said.
“You could find me. You couldn’t find them. That was the point I was making,” she said, before going on to suggest that the outrage had been disproportionate. But you would have thought that I’d taken a big old stinky dump on the table, butt naked,” she added.
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