Whoopi Goldberg’s long history of horrifying experiences, from the defense of Mel Gibson and Cosby to the Holocaust

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On Wednesday, ABC News announced suspension of See co-host Whoopi Goldberg after a collection of uninformed comments she made (and later apologized) about the Holocaust on Monday. In the show’s “Hot Topics” segment, the panel criticized the recent banning of Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novels Maus, depicting the Holocaust, by a Tennessee school board attributed to its vulgarity and nudity. And the conversation ends in real time why it is necessary to use Art Spiegelman’s book in academic settings as Goldberg argues that the Holocaust is “not related to race” because it involves “two group of white people”.

Whether Goldberg’s comments were objectionable, simply uneducated, dangerous, stupid, or all of the above is being widely debated on social media. Rating by her appear next on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Essentially, Goldberg’s ignorance seems to be rooted in a limited understanding of race as merely an American construct rather than a set of categories that adherents White supremacy has defined and redefined over the centuries and in other parts of the world to maintain power. No, Adolf Hitler did not establish the same color lines born of the Atlantic slave trade that Goldberg alluded to — although, many African Germans suffered and died under the Nazi regime. commune, and Jim Crow inspired German citizenship law. But this dark period in history is clearly about race.

Mistakes of this kind are not surprising, even from someone born just a decade after the end of World War II. Like most historical landmarks, our education system has done insufficiently (and deliberately badly) in teaching students about anti-Semitism and Holocaust contextualization beyond a single incident. tragic events in general. Despite the visions of white supremacists in the Trump era, I know some people will be surprised to learn that the Jews are their #1 enemy. Likewise, some viewers argued that Goldberg’s comment should be seen as a moment of public instruction without a slap on the wrist. Also, the fact that the daytime talk show has entertained the racially ignorant, racially ill-informed views of Meghan McCain and other conservative commentators, while Goldberg is getting it public condemnation, was deemed suspicious.

Read more at The Daily Beast. Whoopi Goldberg’s long history of horrifying experiences, from the defense of Mel Gibson and Cosby to the Holocaust


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