Whoopi Goldberg faces backlash over comment about ‘white people’
Social media was in an uproar after The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg said this about white people during a segment on the show: “Peaceful protests continued nationwide after Friday’s release of police footage showing officers savagely beating Tyre Nichols in Memphis. So far, five cops have been charged with second-degree murder and kidnapping. I asked this question way too many times at this table, but you know, when will the brutality finally lead to some police reform from the ground up? Because clearly, it doesn’t matter if it’s a white policeman or a black policeman. It is the problem with the policing itself. It seems things don’t make sense to people unless it’s somebody they can feel or they can recognize. Do we need to see white people also get beat before anybody will do anything? I’m not suggesting that. So don’t write us and tell me what a racist I am. I’m just asking, is that what people have to see in order to wake up and realize this affects us all?”
For more context, Whoopi Goldberg was talking about the police situation with Tyre Nichols, a Black man who was beaten by Black police officers. Nichols later died in the hospital from injuries sustained during the beating. The cops were fired and face legal charges.
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