Being accused of racism can end someone’s career in a matter of hours, and most public figures will do anything to avoid this label.
Unfortunately, in today’s super-PC society, it’s incredibly easy to be accused of racism. Fox & Friends host Elisabeth Hasselbeck learned this the hard way this week when she was accused of being racist simply for asking if Sandra Bland could have used her lit cigarette as a weapon against police officers.
While we’ve certainly never been fans of Whoopi Goldberg, this week she actually did good when she defended Hasselbeck from these ridiculous accusations during an episode of The View.
“Somehow, it’s no longer OK to pose a question that will give you an answer in order to best understand what’s going on,” Goldberg said, according to The Political Insider. “We’ve been friends for about seven, eight years and she has not asked me to pick any cotton.”
“People love to throw that phrase around, ‘You’re a racist, you’re this, you’re that,’” she added. “It is not racist to ask a question.”
“There’s a lot of people of color that feel like white people shouldn’t ask certain questions because they don’t understand it and they don’t feel like you’re being sensitive to it, and I don’t think that’s fair,” Raven-Symone agreed.
“I didn’t find it offensive at all,” the super-liberal Rosie Perez added, agreeing with her co-hosts. “I felt like she was asking a provocative question as a journalist.”
This story serves as a grim reminder that literally anyone can be accused of racism these days. Black Lives Matter use racism accusations to ruin the lives of anyone who disagrees with them. Frankly, this makes us sick!
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