WATCH: Hot-Button 'View' Debate On Racism In America

Written By BlabberBuzz | Friday, 02 February 2024 04:30 PM
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The co-hosts of the popular talk show "The View" engaged in a heated debate on Thursday, centering on the contentious issue of racism in America.

Sunny Hostin, one of the co-hosts, asserted that a "significant portion" of the U.S. population harbors prejudiced views.

The discussion was sparked by the recent appearance of GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley on Charlamagne Tha God's "The Breakfast Club" show. Haley, during the interview, posited that the seeds of division in the country were sown during the Obama administration. She further stated that she does not perceive America as a racist country, but acknowledged the existence of racism within its borders.

Alyssa Farah Griffin, another co-host, echoed Haley's sentiments, expressing her belief that while racism is present in America, it is not a characteristic of the majority of its citizens. This viewpoint was challenged by Joy Behar, who argued that such a conclusion could not be definitively drawn. Hostin supported Behar's stance, citing the FBI director's declaration that White supremacy poses "the biggest threat to our country today."

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Griffin maintained her position, stating, "That still doesn't mean that's the vast majority of people. I just don't believe in my day-to-day life that the people you’re encountering harbor racist viewpoints." Hostin retorted, "if you looked like me, you would believe differently."

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The conversation took a personal turn when Hostin shared her own experiences with racism, including an incident where her son was subjected to racial slurs in Florida. She emphasized that such experiences cannot be dismissed or minimized, a sentiment with which Griffin agreed.

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Sara Haines, another co-host, redirected the discussion back to Haley, suggesting that the GOP candidate was engaging in typical political behavior by pandering and flip-flopping. Haines also pointed out the current challenges faced by the Republican party, stating, "Republicans right now are dealing with a fractured party. They are walking a line that really has them against the wall in some ways."

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The conversation concluded with Hostin questioning Haley's moral compass, to which Haines responded, "Where are the moral compasses' in D.C., Sunny? That's naive."

During Haley's appearance on "The Breakfast Club," she was also questioned about a previous gaffe concerning slavery. In response, Haley admitted, "When he asked that question, I made the mistake of thinking he was trying to ask something else. Slavery should have been the first thing that came out of my mouth. Growing up in South Carolina, we all knew that the Civil War was about slavery."

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