‘View’ host slams public education system for not teaching children about ‘white privilege’
We should have known America was doomed on May 22, 2019.
That was the day, with apparently a straight face, The New York Times reported, “How ‘The View’ Became the Most Important Political TV Show in America.”
The fact that, in the Times’ not so humble opinion, Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg and the supporting cast are considered more influential over our political discourse than anyone on Fox News, MSNBC, or even PBS should have signaled the end times were upon us. Nonetheless, Doomsday hasn’t arrived, and Joy, Whoopi and the gang continue to spout off.
Behar, for her part, unloaded a beaut on Wednesday, denouncing the American education system for not sufficiently brainwashing its young on “white privilege.”
Whoopi brought up the apology of Olivia Jade Giannulli, the daughter of Lori Loughlin, for her role in a college admissions scandal, and asked Behar for her response.
“We know that white privilege is everywhere,” began Behar, apparently earning nods of agreement from the dwellers of the Appalachian hill country familiar to readers of J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy.”
Behar, by the way, makes $7 million a year and has a reported net worth of $30 million – only because a real journalist, Barbara Walters, plucked her from relative obscurity to give her a seat on “The View” nearly 25 years ago.
In her answer to Whoopi, she offered a spasm of white liberal guilt, admitting that she is cognizant of her own privilege.
But she used that to compare herself to others, taking shots at President Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, whom she called “deplorable” – what is it with liberals and that word? – Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino of “The Jersey Shore” reality show and Martha Stewart.
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Then, Behar got to the point: “I was a school teacher. Let’s remember that for a minute. Because I don’t think that kids in this country are learning our history. They’re not learning about slavery. They’re not learning about Jim Crow. They don’t understand the history of black Americans in this country. If they did, they would then understand white privilege better. So my suggestion is start teaching this stuff. It’s deplorable, again, that word, that they do not learn history, period. I mean, people who are young under 50 don’t know who FDR was. You know, they think that Paul McCartney was part of a group called ‘Wings.’ They don’t — you know what I mean? They don’t know stuff, and they need to learn.”
Sure, it’s vital for developing our national character and making sound, active citizens by ensuring American youth know about the Beatles.
Yet it’s absurd for Behar to contend that American youth are not learning about slavery, Jim Crow, or Black history.
During 2020, we spent an entire summer, complete with protests and rioting, under the tutelage of Black Lives Matter activists and supporters, including America’s first Black president and the former first lady, telling us how horrible and racist America is – with dissenters in the streets, classrooms, or workplaces crushed under the heel of their Marxist views.
Schools and other government agencies have adopted phony revisionist history like the NYT’s “1619 Project” and critical race theory to shame white educators, students and bureaucrats into believing nothing in America has changed since those first 20 slaves were brought to Jamestown four centuries ago.
Here’s a thought experiment. If you search for “American inventors” on Google, half of the first 20 photos/profiles that pop up are Black Americans. Does that seem like we’re not learning about their contributions to our society and culture?
But in light of that, perhaps Behar has a point: Given what our kids are taught now, maybe they are not learning history correctly. Because it seems they’re lectured more about America’s sins than its efforts to atone for its past, and that it is a blight on the world rather than its work as an absolute force for good.