Rosie and Whoopi got into a heated discussion on ‘The View’ Thursday over race. The conversation started over a discussion about Barack Obama being confused as a valet (in his younger years). Things escalated when Whoopi dismissed Rosie’s ability to relate or identify deep racism due to the color of her skin.
Whoopi: “You are a white lady telling me what is racist to you…which is fine.”
Rosie: “I’m a gay American who has been called a #$!*….”
Whoopi: “That’s not the same.”
Rosie: “I have a black kid I raise Whoopi. I have a black kid at my house.”
Whoopi: “That’s not the same thing.”
Rosie: “You don’t have to be black to know what racism is.”
Whoopi: “Yes you do.”
Rosie: “No you don’t.”
Whoopi: “Yes you do baby.”
I doubt this is the last time we will see Rosie and Whoopi go at it on the show.