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Takeaway: Whoopi still has a job – but only because she's a liberal

Takeaway: Whoopi still has a job – but only because she's a liberal


Takeaway: Whoopi still has a job – but only because she's a liberal

Some conservative black activists believe ABC's Whoopi Goldberg got off far too easy after dismissing the racial aspect of the Holocaust.

On Tuesday Kim Godwin, president of ABC News, suspended Goldberg (pictured) for two weeks as co-host of "The View" because of what she called Goldberg's "wrong and hurtful comments" about Jews and the Holocaust. In a statement Kim Goodwin said:

"While Whoopi has apologized, I've asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments. The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family and communities."

Goldberg got into hot water when during a discussion on "The View" she said the Holocaust was "not about race … it's about man's inhumanity to other man."

Jesse Lee Peterson, founder and president of The Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (BOND), says suspension isn't enough. Peterson argues that if a conservative woman – "black or white" – had said the same thing, she would have been canned immediately.

Peterson, Jesse Lee (B.O.N.D.) Peterson

"But because Whoopi Goldberg is a liberal, liberals are able to say and do whatever they want and get away with it," Peterson tells AFN. "They're not crucified in a way that if a conservative person said the exact same thing."

Marie Fischer is Jewish and a member of the Project 21 Black Leadership Network. She agrees with Peterson's assessment.

Fischer, Marie (Project 21) Fischer

"Whoopi just made the Holocaust out to be … just a bunch of white people fighting each other [and that] at the end of the day, that's what it came out to be," Fischer paraphrases. "So yeah, it's happened on conservatives when they've said stuff like that – but of course, we always see that those who are not conservative get a pass."

Both Fischer and Peterson say black liberals like Goldberg continue to push a narrative that only whites can be racist and only people of color can be victims of racism.

A Messianic Jewish leader says it was the right decision to suspend Whoopi Goldberg after her controversial comments regarding the Holocaust.

Markell, Jan (Olive Tree Ministries) Markell

"Rightfully, she was suspended for a couple of weeks – [but] she should be let go," exclaimed Jan Markell on American Family Radio yesterday. "I mean, imagine the offense to any Jews who might have been listening. Was this just a comment of stupidity? Or was there some antisemitism behind it?"

The ABC host's statement that the Holocaust was not about race is ludicrous, said Markell.

"If she were to have a conversation with Adolph Hitler, he would have very promptly set her straight that it absolutely was about race. 'We have to exterminate this race,' he would have told her."

Markell is founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries in Minnesota.

That narrative, according to syndicated columnist Ben Shapiro, aligns with the Left's theory on race and racism. He writes:

"That theory holds that society is structured in a hierarchy of victimized and victimizing groups; that groups that are disproportionately successful are victimizers, and that groups that are disproportionately less successful are victimized. Jews are disproportionately successful; thus, they are white …. Thus, they cannot be members of a victimized minority."

Clearly, the columnist states, Goldberg's comments were not a departure from what is typically uttered by liberals, but "merely the latest iteration of a pernicious and perverse theory of power in politics."