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Sunny Hostin Exemplifies Progressive Ignorance About Minorities

"The View" co-host Sunny Hostin says she doesn't understand black Republicans during a conversation with Lindsey Granger. Credit: Twitter

Progressives don’t know much of anything about anyone – especially those whose causes they claim to champion. This truth was on full display during a recent airing of The View, in which co-host Sunny Hostin made some rather ignorant remarks about minorities who do not identify with the left. While discussing the new appointment of Karine Jean-Pierre as the new White House press secretary, Hostin spoke disparagingly about black and brown people who vote Republican.

Hostin made the comments while speaking with journalist Lindsey Granger, who was a guest on the show. They were discussing a possible conflict of interest because Jean-Pierre has a romantic relationship with CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux. Granger indicated that she did not believe either woman would abuse their positions, but she understands why some would be concerned about their relationship.

Co-host Ana Navarro, who pretends to be a conservative on TV, pushed back. She said, “Ben Rhodes was in the White House while his brother was head of CBS News. That does not mean there’s conflict of interest. There’s actually people – okay. I know this may be a novel point, a novel idea for a person who is a supporter of Trump, but there are people being capable of being related –” Navarro said before being interrupted by Granger.

“Wait, have I ever said that I was a supporter of Trump?” Granger interjected. “There are many things I don’t stand by that Trump did. Trump has done things that are racist, I’m a black woman first, so always understand that. But I do say that I have many conservative values that I will talk to you about, so when you look at your network —”

“Are you a Republican?” Hostin asked.

“Yes, and when you look at your network that you’re standing behind,” Granger began.

“I feel like that’s an oxymoron, a black Republican,” Hostin said.

Granger replied, noting that Hostin’s friend Navarro is (supposedly) a Republican, and that Hostin is pro-abortion–despite being a Catholic.

Hostin, unable to form a coherent thought, simply repeated, “I don’t understand either of you.”

She continued: “I don’t understand black Republicans, and I don’t understand Latino Republicans.”

Hostin’s remarks elicited a barrage of criticism on social media. Media strategist Giancarlo Sopo chimed in:

Thanks, @sunny, but we don’t need you to wokesplain politics to us.

The Democrats have abandoned Hispanics and we will vote for whatever party we damn well please.

Take your interminable list of complexes and need to make others feel like victims elsewhere. ¿Entendiste?

Congressional candidate Jennifer-Ruth Green, the type of person Hostin doesn’t understand, also responded. “Hi, @sunny. I’m Black and a proud Republican,” she tweeted. “I was raised to love America and value the principles of faith, family, personal responsibility, and service to country. I just wanted to introduce myself.”

But it was Benji Backer, president of the American Conservative Coalition, who hit the proverbial nail on the head. “Maybe you should get out of your echo-chamber and talk to some then, @sunny.”

And this, dear reader, is the issue at hand.

Hostin is not alone. I dare say she speaks for the majority of progressives, who are woefully out of touch with how the rest of the country thinks. Despite being biracial, she echoed the sentiments of the white progressive elite, who are shocked at the idea of a black or Latino American having conservative views.

Of course, despite the fact that most minorities vote Democrat, most normal folks know that blacks and Latinos have plenty of views and values in common with conservatives, despite how they vote. But far-leftists are not normal folks. They reside in echo chambers separate from the rest of America. These folks are not typically used to having their deeply-held beliefs challenged in a meaningful way. Because they surround themselves with people who think exactly as they do, they are not aware of how the rest of the nation sees the world.

Their ignorance is exemplified in the policies they push.

Progressives insisted on defunding the police and decreasing the number of officers on the street, despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of blacks and Latinos did not want less law enforcement activity in their neighborhoods. It is why they oppose the idea that parents should be empowered to choose where they send their children to school, even though most minority parents are supportive of school choice. Most importantly, it is why far-left progressive politicians have failed to win over a significant chunk of black and Latino voters, who tend to favor more moderate leaders.

Hostin’s remarks are true of most progressives. When you hear them speak, you wonder if any of these people have actually sat down with a regular black or Latino person and had conversations on the issues that are most important to them. Chances are, most of them haven’t. After all, they already have all the answers for black and brown folks – why would they need to bother speaking with them? Unfortunately for them, as long as they remain comfortably locked in their echo chambers, they will never comprehend the people they claim they want to help.

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