Whoopi Goldberg: ‘I’m an American, I’m Not an African-American’

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Reed Saxon/AP Photo
JEROME HUDSON

Whoopi Goldberg declared to The View audience on Tuesday that she is proud to call herself an American and doesn’t need or want to use the phrase African-American.

“You know what uh-uh! This is my country,” Goldberg said during a debate about U.S. immigration policy. “My mother, my grandmother, my great-grand folks, we busted ass to be here. I’m an American. I’m not an African-American. I’m not a chick-American. I’m an American!”

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Goldberg’s rant come after another The View co-host cracked a joke about needing to seek asylum abroad if Donald Trump wins the presidency in 2016.

The View co-host Raven-Symoné said similar statements during an interview with Oprah in 2014. Raven-Symons agreed with Goldberg, saying, “I’m an American! I’ve been here too long to not just hold American.”

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