[Ed. – Then how are white people supposed to avoid being raicst?]
To hear Whoopi tell it, only black people can truly understand what racism is all about. That’s the impression she gave on The View, when she and Rosie O’Donnell got heavily into an argument over the issue. Here is the video if you can stand to watch it. Link
While Whoopi at one point defended America because there are “white people who get it” (referring to racism), the entirety of the dialogue can be summed up these two statements:
“You don’t have to be black to know what racism is,” O’Donnell retorted.
“Yes, you do,” Goldberg said.
According to O’Donnell, it’s not just black people who understand what racism is all about. According to Whoopi, true racism can only be understood by blacks. So, who is correct?