'The View' Race Hustlers Want White Americans to Know They 'Continue to Reap the Benefits' of Slavery

The co-hosts of "The View" claim all white Americans "continue to reap the benefits" slavery. (Credit: ABC/MRCTV)

With America continuing to get more and more complicated on multiple levels, how awful would it be to also be saddled with viewing virtually everything in life through the cynical prism of skin color? I can’t answer the question, but among those who can, the geniuses of “The View” stand at or near the front of the line.

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Monday’s episode was business as usual, which, of course, means it was full of venomous racist bile, with the race-hustling co-hosts pulling off with ease another lie-filled attempt to do their part in intentionally dividing the country along racist lines. The show’s topic du jour was Florida’s recent adoption of new standards for the state’s black history courses.

As part of their disingenuous schtick, Whoopi Goldberg and Sunny Hostin pushed Vice President Kamala Harris‘s “evil,” “astonishing lie” that the new Florida curriculum teaches that “enslaved people benefited from slavery.”  Here’s what Harris said on Thursday:

Just yesterday in the state of Florida, they decided middle school students will be taught that enslaved people benefited from slavery. They insult us in an attempt to gaslight us, and we will not stand for it.

Nonsense. Here’s what the curriculum actually says:

Instruction includes how slaves developed skills which, in some instances, could be applied for their personal benefit.

100 percent correct. Incidentally, the curriculum was, in large part, written by black scholars.

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Nevertheless, Whoopi was off to the racist races:

Hey. Welcome back, you know, we’re still without writers and stuff, and so trying to get through everything that’s happened over the weekend and what’s all the insanity going on in the world, like, Wednesday Florida’s Board of Education approved what they’re calling standards for African American history.

I feel like they didn’t talk to any African Americans because we could have told them about the history, and nor have any — anyone seemingly gone to the Smithsonian to find out anything. You know, there are all of these former slaves who have given their testimony. You can go to the Smithsonian and hear them, but they must think it’s a lie.

Hostin then picked up Whoopi’s dribble like a boss:

You know, when you talk about enslaved people and the — just the horrible things that happened to slavery, what we often forget is that slavery continued. Right?

So you sort of erase Jim Crow and you erase Reconstruction, and you erase the sundown laws, and you just start erasing the wealth gap and the inequality, and you erase the fact that while black people — maybe he taught his son how to be a blacksmith — this country was built on the backs of black labor for free.

The other part of it is more than 100 political elites in the country today have families linked to slavery. A fifth of the nation’s congressmen, living presidents, Supreme Court justices, and governors are direct descendants of ancestors who enslaved people. That’s how they made their money.

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The question of whether or not “this country was built on the backs of slave labor” has been debated since at least the end of slavery, if not before. Given that the northern states became industrialized while southern states largely produced textiles, Hostin’s blanket claim doesn’t hold water, but we’ll move on.

Hostin continued to spew:

President Joe Biden and every living former U.S. president except for Trump because he came from Germany. We don’t know what his family was doing there. But they’re direct descendants of slaveholders, including Barack Obama because he had a white mother.

Incidentally, do you ever catch yourself marveling at the depth of academic knowledge and breathtaking insight packed into Whoopi Goldberg and Sunny Hostin combined — not to mention the Mensa-level genius of Joy Behar? Yeah, me neither.

Anyway, Hostin then admonished:

So, don’t sit here and tell me one side of the story that black people may have had an enhancement when white people really benefitted the most and continue to do so today. I believe that’s what they’re trying to hide.

Who’s “they”? Florida, I guess, and what are they trying to hide, exactly? And for what purpose?

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Finally, Hostin tossed in, just for (our) grins:

[T]hat’s why it’s so upsetting when [white] people say, “But I didn’t have anything to do with it. I didn’t own slaves.” No, but you continue to reap the benefits of it!

For the record, I, for one, am unaware of the benefits I reap from slavery. Just sayin’.

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