Whoopi Goldberg She ends 2022 by once again invoking her controversial views that were widely considered anti-Semitic – openly questioning what she said was so bad.
He chatted with the famous “The View” host timeswhere the so-called “cancellation” originated…and Whoopi’s got a new small talk about Jewish people and whether or not they’re a race — something that got her into trouble earlier this year.
The Jewish people themselves are divided on whether or not they are in fact a race, Whoopi says, even quoting a Jewish friend as saying… “It’s not for nothing that there is no square in the census for the Jewish race. This leads me to think that perhaps we are not a race.” .
The author points out what many have already said on the subject – namely, that the Nazis viewed the Jews as a race, so (in this context) they should be discussed as such.
To which Whoopi replied… “Yeah, but that’s the killer, right? The oppressor tells you what you are. Why do you believe them? They’re Nazis. Why do you believe what they say?”
Whoopi doubled down on the idea that the Holocaust was not about race, in her view, by saying… “Remember who they were killing first. They weren’t killing racially; they were killing physically. They were killing people they considered mentally defective. Then they made that decision.”
When the author points out to Whoopi that physical tests were being administered on Jews to determine whether they were, in fact, Jews in Nazi Germany—emphasizing once again that the Nazis viewed Jews as a race—Wooby snapped back and said…”They did it with Blacks too. But that doesn’t change the fact that you can’t tell a Jew on the street. You can find me. You can’t find them. That was the point I was making. But you’d think I’d taken a big stinky old junk out on the counter, bare butt.” .
It seems to hang on the semantics – specifically, between race and ethnicity (which are different) – every “reason” that “Jew” does not appear in the census under race. Regardless, there is no doubt that Jewish identity is multifaceted—and Jews are, to be sure, an ethnic group…and they have been viewed through this lens for nearly all of history.
Why Whoopi continues to deal with this problem is beyond us, but that’s for sure 180 of her apologies …which I handed over shortly before it arrived suspended for two weeks.
Time will tell what will happen in the new year.