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Sunny Hostin Slams Sen. Cotton’s White ‘Privilege:’ ‘Equality Could Really feel Like Oppression’

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The View co-host Sunny Hostin defended President Biden’s “racial fairness” govt order on Tuesday’s present and accused GOP Senator Tom Cotton [R-AR] of getting white “privilege” for daring to problem it in Merrick Garland’s Senate Judiciary Committee listening to on Monday.

The race-obsessed host bristled at one in every of one in every of Cotton’s inquiries to Garland about President Biden signing a “racial equity” executive order. This was really was the ultimate query in a sequence of associated ones the place the Senator tried to really feel out how Garland would deal with racial discrimination points as Lawyer Common. However ABC solely performed the final half the place Cotton requested Garland, “Are you conscious President Biden has signed an govt order stating his administration will affirmatively advance racial fairness—not racial equality, however racial fairness?”

Hostin ranted that Cotton’s query was a part of the huge “right-wing ideology” to disclaim that America is suffering from “systemic racism.” She accused white folks like Cotton of white “privilege” which makes them view “equality” as “oppression:”

 

Tom Cotton was implying I feel that racial fairness initiatives by some means oppress white folks, the notion of that appears to be actually rampant right-wing ideology, by some means the notion that marginalized teams, I feel gaining rights is an assault on white folks. And, you already know, I assume generally equality might really feel like oppression um, you probably have, you already know, had this privilege your whole life and possibly it appears like a risk to privilege, however I am simply shock at this form of right-wing ideology that is so invested in denying that systemic racism exists and that, uh you already know, by some means racial fairness will not be factor and that you simply simply ought to form of ignore the inequities we now have in our system. That is actually fairly stunning to me coming from a United States senator… 

The host erroneously conflated the phrase “equality” with “fairness” in her reply to defend the Biden admin’s transfer to discriminate based mostly on race to “advance equity”, which was the purpose Cotton was making. 

Afterwards, Pleasure Behar expressed her delight on the considered Missouri Senator Josh Hawley, being indicted by the identical man he was questioning for affirmation, after Garland vowed that going after the Capitol Hill rioters would be his top priority:

“Sunny, how enjoyable was it to look at Josh Hawley, who had his fist up on the Capitol, as a part of the rebellion, questioning Merrick Garland and Merrick Garland might be indicting him fairly quickly! That I can’t wait to see!” she gushed whereas Hostin chuckled gleefully.

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Learn the transcript under:

The View

2/23/2021

JOY BEHAR: Sunny, his alternate with Senator Tom Cotton struck you. Inform us about that. 

SUNNY HOSTIN: It actually did. I feel we now have a clip about Senator Cotton questioning Merrick Garland about racial fairness versus equality. 

[plays clip] 

SEN. TOM COTTON: Are you conscious that President Biden signed an govt order will affirmatively advance racial fairness not racial equality however racial fairness? 

JUDGE MERRICK GARLAND: Sure, and I learn the opening of that govt order which defines fairness because the truthful and neutral remedy of each individual with out regard to their standing. And together with the people who’re — who’ve been in underserved communities the place they weren’t afforded that earlier than. However I do not see any distinction. 

JOY BEHAR:  So, Sunny, what do you make of that? Do you might have one thing to say about it?

SUNNY HOSTIN: Yeah, what struck me, Tom Cotton was implying I feel that racial fairness initiatives by some means oppress white folks, the notion of that appears to be actually rampant right-wing ideology, by some means the notion that marginalized teams, I feel gaining rights is an assault on white folks. And, you already know, I assume generally equality might really feel like oppression um, you probably have, you already know, had this privilege your whole life and possibly it appears like a risk to privilege, however I am simply shock at this form of right-wing ideology that is so invested in denying that systemic racism exists and that, uh you already know, by some means racial fairness will not be factor and that you simply simply ought to form of ignore the inequities we now have in our system. That is actually fairly stunning to me coming from a United States senator. 

I’ll say it was simply so fantastic to listen to somebody like Merrick Garland speak concerning the oppression and persecution that his Jewish household skilled, as a result of I feel that is why traditionally, particularly within the civil rights motion and thru in the present day that we have seen this actual allyship between the Jewish neighborhood and the African-American neighborhood as a result of we now have that shared persecution and oppression that each of our communities have skilled. And we perceive that there is that true allyship. It’s not a performative allyship, it’s an actual allyship. That is why I feel Merrick Garland really does perceive the plight of African-Individuals and why he’s going to be a real ally on this Division of Justice. 

JOY BEHAR: Sunny, how enjoyable was it to look at Josh Hawley, who had his fist up on the Capitol as a part of the rebellion questioning Merrick Garland and Merrick Garland might be indicting him fairly quickly! That I can’t wait to see!

[laughter]

 

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