Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell got into a shouting match on the topic of racism on Thursday’s episode of ABC’s morning talk show, “The View.” The show’s hosts were discussing a recent People magazine interview with the Obamas in which the couple told stories of their own day-to-day experiences with racism. The discussion went south after Goldberg and O’Donnell — the two most bombastic hosts on the show — butted heads on the topic. O’Donnell said she believes America is a racist country. Goldberg disagreed. “Listen, you are a white lady telling me what is racist to you,” Goldberg, who is black, said to O’Donnell, who is white. “I’m a gay American whose been called an [expletive],” said O’Donnell. “I know what homophobia and hatred looks like.” “I have a black kid at my house, Whoopi. I have a black kid I raise!” O’Donnell continued. “That is not the same thing,” Goldberg responded forcefully. “You don’t have to be black to know what racism is,” O’Donnell shouted. “Yes, you do!” Goldberg insisted.
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