The ladies of The View had strong reactions on Wednesday to the Department of Justice’s announcement that it has begun an inquiry into affirmative action policies for college admissions to see if there is any discrimination against qualified white students.
During her highly sarcastic introduction of the topic, Whoopi Goldberg asked, “Is affirmative action racist against white people?” She then unhappily noted how the money for the investigations is coming from the civil rights division of the DoJ.
Jumping right in was Sara Haines, who quickly tagged the United States as systematically racist:
“There was a systemic racism that remains, today, in this country and if we want to catch up after decades of people starting in a staggered way and not playing on a fair ground you have to do this to allow diversity, because it benefits everyone to have diverse communities.”
Haines was visibly disgusted that the money is coming from the civil rights division and called the move “disturbing.”
Sunny Hostin chimed in, opining, “They’re making a statement, aren’t they? They're making a statement about the values of this administration.”
“Well, it’s like a double slap in the face!” Haines added.
Joy Behar’s advice was for leftists to be “vigilant” against the Trump administration for its “assaults on all sorts of civil rights going on.”
“This country is based on systemic racism, starting with slavery and then, Jim Crow,” Behar added. “That has to be addressed… It’s never going to be equal until that is addressed and that’s what affirmative action tries to do.”
The overwhelming conclusion from the panel, to which even resident libertarian Jedediah Bila didn’t give a good argument against, was that the playing field is not equal in America.
Goldberg concluded that it’s white people who have made affirmative action all about race when in her opinion, the program was meant for women and poor whites “who have also benefited from it.”
The cringe-inducing segment is above.