https://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2023/01/16/sunny-hostin-decries-judging-persons-character-not-skin

Former federal prosecutor and staunch racist, Sunny Hostin of ABC’s The View spent the Martin Luther King Jr. Day edition of the show decrying the public’s focus and mass adoption of his dream of judging a person solely by their character and not the color of their skin. The multi-millionaire was also irate that the public focused on those comments instead of giving her the reparations she felt she deserved.

“The question is, are we closer to realizing the dream 60 years later, or do we still have so much to do?” co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked the panel, immediately going to Hostin. “I think that we have a long way to go. I think there’s been progress certainly. I think the biggest problem with Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is that people misinterpret his legacy. They misinterpret what he was asking for,” Hostin responded.

Hostin proceeded to scoff at the idealization and lionizing of King’s dream for a society that didn’t judge people based on race, and argued that he wanted wealth “redistribution”:

And so, while we always hear this, I want my little girls and boys to be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin, that’s all you ever hear anyone saying.

But he was a radical. He was deeply invested in economic equality. And he was deeply invested in making sure that black people got reparations and that there was wealth distribution – redistribution, and that’s the one area when we talk about diversity and we talk about inclusion and we talk about equity.

Hostin found it despicable that “people are real comfortable lately with diversity, they’re real comfortable with inclusion” but didn’t want reparations. “But when you ask them giving us some reparations because this country was built on the backs of black people for free, no one wants to talk about that,” she chided.

Citing no sources, she proclaimed it’s “going to take 200 years” for black and white households to achieve “economic equality.”

Again, Hostin is a multi-millionaire who brags about taking family vacations to Martha’s Vineyard and Sag Harbor, is paying for her son to attend Harvard, and her husband is a renowned orthopedic surgeon in New York City. And as a reminder, she demanded reparations last fall.

She would put on a sarcastic voice and mock how people describe King’s legacy as “he wanted us all to get along.” “He wanted equity, he wanted equality. And especially wanted economic equity and equality,” she sneered.

At no point did she cite anything King supposedly said about reparations.

For her part, Goldberg suggested the entire banking system was racist because it was “not set up for black people.” “A whole bunch of things that are in place have not been put in place with us in mind, because we’re coming from back here,” she said.

In addition to noting that, at one point, blacks weren’t considered people, she suggested that women are not considered human today. “If we just look at the women. Just women by themselves, you know, we are fighting every day just to be seen as human beings,” she ridiculously proclaimed.

It’s worth noting that back in December, Whoopi claimed Jews in Nazi Germany didn’t have it too bad since they could easily hide in plain sight because they were white.

Sunny Hostin’s racist commentary was made possible because of lucrative sponsorships from Purina and Humana. Their contact information is linked so you can tell them about what they’re funding.

The transcript is below, click “expand” to read:

ABC’s The View
January 16, 2023
11:04:02 a.m. Eastern

(…)

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: The question is, are we closer to realizing the dream 60 years later or do we still have so much to do? I’ll start with you.

SUNNY HOSTIN: Okay. You know, I think that we have a long way to go. I think there’s been progress certainly. I think the biggest problem with Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is that people misinterpret his legacy. They misinterpret what he was asking for.

He was the FBI’s most hated person in America, and a 17,000-page FBI file was put together at the time of his death. And so, while we always hear this, I want my little girls and boys to be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin, that’s all you ever hear anyone saying.

But he was a radical. He was deeply invested in economic equality. And he was deeply invested in making sure that black people got reparations and that there was wealth distribution – redistribution, and that’s the one area when we talk about diversity and we talk about inclusion and we talk about equity.

People are real comfortable lately with diversity, they’re real comfortable with inclusion. But when you ask them giving us some reparations because this country was built on the backs of black people for free, no one wants to talk about that.

And that was really a big part of his dream and his legacy. And so, in that respect, I’m really disappointed that it’s 60 years later, and the disparity between a white household and a black household is going to take 200 years for economic equality.

SARA HAINES: What do you think, Whoop?

GOLDBERG: All those things that you talk about are right, but, you know, we have to then go on and fix the banking system, because the banking system was not set up for black people because black people weren’t people. See? We weren’t considered people so there’s no – no laws that help us the way that we needed it to help us. Finances are not there for us. A whole bunch of things that are in place have not been put in place with us in mind, because we’re coming from back here.

(…)

11:07:30 a.m. Eastern

GOLDBERG: If we just look at the women. Just women by themselves, you know, we are fighting every day just to be seen as human beings. You know?

(…)

11:08:46 a.m. Eastern

HOSTIN: And so, when I hear people, again, quoting Dr. King’s legacy and “he wanted us all to get along;” he wanted equity, he wanted equality. And especially wanted economic equity and equality.

(…)

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