Saturday, July 19, 2008
Yesterday on THE VIEW
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Yesterday, on The View Whoppi and Elisabeth Hasselbeck got into a heated discussion over; The use of the N-Word.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck said
“We live in a world where pop culture uses that term and we’re trying to get to a place where we feel like we’re in the same place,” Elisabeth said. “How are we supposed to then…move forward if we keep using terms that bring back such pain?”
Whoppi responded by : “I can tell you how, here’s how we do it, you listen and say ‘Okay, this is how we’re using this word and this is why we do it,’ and you have to say, ‘I understand that, but let’s find a new way to move forward,’” Whoopi fired back.
“We don’t live in different worlds,” Elisabeth insisted, “We live in the same world.”
However, Whoopi fiercely disagreed with her co-host, saying, “We do live in different worlds, it's just that way. It is Elisabeth.”
My opinion on the matter is this Elisabeth you know nothing about the pain the N-Word brings back because, you're not an African American. You can "empathize" the pain but, you would never know the feeling of what african americans have gone and, are still going through even in 2008. If you haven't noticed racism is alive and well. We live in two different worlds because, we are still treated as second-class citizens and, still being enslaved except this time; we are being enslaved by our mind. Elisabeth, you may live in PLEASANTVILLE but, hey the rest of us are living in the REAL WORLD where it's hard, cruel and unjust.