Whoopi Goldberg is on a roll this week. On Wednesday’s The View, she garners right-wing media coverage by musing that “maybe it’s time for me to move,” if Donald Trump is elected president.
As reported by Fox News, she said: “I’ve always been an American, and this has always been my country, and we’ve always been able to have discussions,” she said. “And suddenly now it’s turning into, you know, ‘not them, not them.’”
Then, on Thursday’s show, she responds to Stacey Dash’s recent comments about getting rid of BET and Black History Month.
Goldberg explains as to why these networks and initiatives focusing on black people are so important, after her co-hosts asks, “Is [Black History Month] subconsciously, whether we realize it or not, creating a divide amongst us, and pitting one group against the next?”
Goldberg first asks her co-host what she knows about black history besides slavery, she doesn’t answer but says she knows what she’s taught in school, and what she’s tried to learn herself. Goldberg then explains:
But the thing is, [black history] is not taught. Asian history is not taught in school as it pertains to America. American history holds all of us, and [Dash] is right in that, yes we are all Americans, but we’re not all treated like Americans. One of the reasons that there is a BET is because networks wouldn’t take a lot of shows that has an all black cast.”
It’s hard to argue with an explanation as direct as that.