Whoopi Gets Facts Wrong in Bizarre Racial Rant Against Michele Bachmann

The women of “The View” are angry over this.


“I am starting to feel that there is some sort of racial thing … but damnit I am sick of this crap! Could you people get your act together? … Stop pointing the finger at single parents!”

The passage Goldberg cites:

“Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American President.”

Was Goldberg also upset when Barack Obama noted the decline of the black two-parent household? —

“More than half of all black children live in single-parent households, a number that has doubled — doubled — since we were children.”

Barack Obama’s 2008 Father’s Day address

— or just when she thinks a white woman said it? (Because Bachmann didn’t say it — in fact, it wasn’t even included in the original pledge she signed. Goldberg condescendingly remarked that Bachmann needs to read up on history, I reply that Goldberg should get her facts straight on this story before commenting on it.) Bachmann signed a pledge that she feels is indicative of her faith and doesn’t rewrite her principles to accommodate popularity. We’ve become the first industrialized nation to outlaw slavery, to elect a black president, but families in the black community are still suffering, a suffering often aided by the very individuals who claim to help. This is irony, not racism.

Read the full piece at Big Journalism.

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