Is Whoopi Goldberg A Racist?
Not to keep you in suspense, the answer to the question is no, Whoopi is not a racist.
On the other hand, if she is going, may we wish her bon voyage and suggest that she perhaps relocate to the liberal socialist paradise that Venezuela has become. She should take her friends too, they’d all enjoy it down there.
But getting back to the “racist” label being thrown at Donald Trump because of his comments about Judge Curiel, this has more to do with the fact that Trump is a conservative and conservatives aren’t allowed to say anything about anyone without the “racist” tag being hurled at them.
Yes, Paul Ryan tried to appear to take both sides, falling somewhere in between, and RINO Lindsey Graham panicked and probably soiled his pants (yet again), but Trump is out of it with the minimum of damage.
Only a fool, like the aforementioned Graham, would think that any single Trump controversy would damage him when controversial moments during the primaries had little or no lasting negative effect.
Incredibly there are still a few within the GOP establishment who have been looking for the moment when Trump would make a major mistake that would finish him. They predicted it many, many times, but it never happened – and it isn’t going to.
It is just an exercise in self-delusion that they will no doubt continue with simply because they have nowhere else to go – except of course to admit to themselves and the rest of the world hat they are misguided idiots who have completely misread the current mood of America.
The Key Question
However, in their haste to condemn Trump almost everyone is missing the key question.
Would the same “racist” slurs have been thrown if someone else had questioned the background of a judge?
The answer, of course, is no!
The issue of whether or not a judge’s background or even their race can impact their decisions is not as simple as the liberal media and others have been suggesting over the past week.
Complaining that a white judge or jury is biased against a black defendant has become a matter of routine. And no one ever levels the “racist” label at the people who do it.
Interestingly, in a recent episode of ‘The View’ co-host Raven-Symone brought up the background of the judge in the Stanford rape case. She questioned whether that background could have impacted the trial.
That led to a discussion of how similar questions like that were to what Donald Trump had said about Judge Curiel’s “Mexican heritage.”
Raven-Symone said, “We have some information on him [the judge] I don’t know if this is right to bring up or compare with what’s going on in society but he is a Stanford alumni and captain of the men’s lacrosse team…before he became a judge. And so was this boy…”
The implication is that maybe Judge Aaron Persky, who is white, a Stanford alumni and a former athlete, had some extra-sympathy for Brock Turner who was also white, a Stanford student and an athlete.
Joy Behar added, “There’s a cover up that goes on in some of these sports situations.”
Host Whoopi Goldberg added, “It does raise the question of, you know, is there a hint of that here?” She continued, “That’s why, you know, judges have to be really careful because your past does come out and then people start saying ‘Hey, you were a sports guy…he’s a sports guy’.”
At this point Whoopi, with some help from other co-hosts, said it was the same as the question being raised by Donald Trump about Judge Curiel, which it obviously is. “It’s the same idea,” Whoopi said.
To which Whoopi replied, “No, but people will make it an issue which is why people have to be really clear about what their decisions are and how it’s going to affect other people because someone says ‘Well you were a sports guy.’”
Whoopi continued, “And that’s what Donald Trump…that’s what he’s saying…”
The hosts then brought up Justice Sotomayor’s 2001 speech in which she said, “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”
Joy Behar, who only moments before was raising the possibility of a “cover up” in the case because of the judge’s history now argued that was very different from what Trump (or Sotomayor) were talking about because Trump was talking about “a man’s ethnic background.”
But Raven-Symone, who had just backed away from raising these questions, undercut Behar’s point saying, “I see it a lot on the same and I think a lot of people in the black community have said the same things with certain judges they’ve gone up against in certain cases saying that this judge can’t be impartial because I’m black and they’re white.” She added, “It’s been going on in our society for years.”
This is a serious subject and an even more serious problem, but it was fun to watch a bunch of liberals slowly disappearing up their own arguments.
They were happy enough complaining that a white judge might let a white rapist off lightly because of shared sports history – right up until they realized it’s the same kind of argument Trump is making about Judge Curiel.
Here’s the full clip. The discussion of the Stanford case starts about 2 minutes in and it morphs to a discussion of Trump’s comments around 6 minutes in.