“Wide awake” Whoopi Goldberg, one of the co-hosts of ABC’s “The View,” is implying that Bill Maher and by extension, America at large, needs to be “reeducated” primarily in terms of race relations which have supposedly taken a turn for the worse in the past decade or so.
In a broadcast earlier this week, Goldberg took exception to Maher’s criticism of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” — often described as the black national anthem — that was sung at the National Football League season premiere last Thursday.
On his HBO talk show “Real Time,” Maher alluded to the term inversion in lamenting the NFL pre-game presentation, i.e., that it reflects a desire by contemporary social justice activists to seemingly want segregation 2.0 despite a legacy of civil rights activism that made it illegal.
“I think we should have one national anthem. I think when you go down a road where you’re having two different national anthems, [and where] colleges…many of them have different graduation ceremonies for black and white, separate dorms — this is what I mean. Segregation.
“You’ve inverted the idea. We’re going back to that under a different name,” the left-wing, anti-Trump comedian, who has become a champion of free speech and anti-wokeness, said in part.
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Goldberg, who has a purported net worth in the range of $45 to $60 million, took exception to Maher’s commentary.
“I think because we have gone backwards a good 10, 15 years, we’re having to re-educate people. We’re having to re-educate people about how women want to be talked about, how black people want to be talked about, how Hispanic people want to be talked about, and yeah, it’s a little bit tough. Native-Americans, the Asian folks — I mean, these are all things that we — I thought we all worked together and got everybody to the point where, ‘here’s what you can’t say.’”
She went to say that “Lift Every Voice and Sing” has “always been considered the black national anthem because the separation of the anthems has been so clear to us.
“Maybe other people don’t feel like that, but I feel like, you now, we have to re-educate and re-tell people. We don’t think rape humor is funny; we don’t think talking about Native Americans in a really despicable way is funny. It’s not funny, and we have to re-educate,” she added.
Later in the segment, Goldberg asserted that “You cannot say that this is happening because people are ‘woke.’ I was never asleep…In the culture that I see, we are fighting, because there’s a big gap…You don’t see us as being viable parts of the United States, and that’s the problem…everybody in America, get it together.”
Watch the segment embedded below in two parts and draw your own conclusions:
Surprisingly, given the standard narrative pushed by the liberal ladies on “The View,” co-host Sara Haines disagreed with Goldberg to some degree, expressing concern about divisiveness, although she opined that The Star-Spangled Banner has problematic lyrics.
Ultra-liberal Joy Behar (estimated net worth $30 million) then chimed in with systematic-racism–related remarks that were entirely predictable.
In the second part of the segment, co-host Sunny Hostin, who has a purported net worth in the range of $1-$2 million, seemed to champion critical race theory or the equivalent curriculum in schools, a construct that Maher also more or less criticized.
“Really great teachers don’t deny the history of this country and the lived experience of the students,” she claimed. “You’re not really a social justice activist when you’re teaching history; you’re just a history teacher.”
Many don’t object to teaching history in all its dimensions, good and bad. What parents, some teachers, and students around the country on a grassroots basis insist they are objecting to, however, is far-left indoctrination or brainwashing in the guise of a civics lesson.
Mary Katharine Ham, who is occupying the “conservative” chair as part of a rotating cast of guest hosts upon the departure of Meghan McCain, spoke in favor of the unifying nature of the national anthem.
She also praised the “beautiful” alternative anthem, song, but also spoke up for freedom of speech which she warned is being suppressed on many college campuses.
“Fighting segregation and disunity with actual, straight-up segregation is real bad,” Ham added.
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