Word is this will probably be Whoopie Goldberg’s last season on the The View. Whoopie talked to Wendy Williams about this being her last year on The View… “No, probably not. I have to do it, baby, because I have to go and grow. I got stuff to do, I got movies I need to…
As far as “post-racial” and “New Black” famous Negroes go, Whoopi Goldberg is a pioneer. When she discusses race, it’s enough to make your average Black person living in America shout, “What in the hell is she talking about?”
This week on The View, Whoopi gave more informed viewers a head-scratching, eye-roll inducing comment about the role racism plays in our justice system. While discussing whether or not Darren Wilson will be indicted in the shooting death of Michael Brown, The View co-host Rosie O’Donnelldeclared: “I’m sick of it. Black boys are like the endangered species in America. They’re killed at an absurd rate and nobody seems to care enough.”
To which Whoopi replied: “A lot of people care. What has to happen is, we need to remind everybody: ‘These are your sons. Forget the color. Because it could be you tomorrow. Injustice doesn’t care what color you are.’”
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Whoopi Goldberg found it extremely difficult to get through ?The View? this morning as she talked about her longtime friend and colleague Mike Nichols? passing. Co-host Rosie O? Donnell stepped in to console Whoopi, who fought back tears, while ?View? newcomer Nicolle Wallace chimed in to finish the segment.
?This man meant the world to her,? Wallace said. Nichols died from a heart attack, yesterday. Nichols is credited with launching Whoopi?s career.
Some of Nichols? works include: ?The Graduate,? ?Working Girl,? ?Who?s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,? ?Closer,? ?Charlie Wilson?s War,? ?Annie,? ?Spamalot? and ?The Birdcage.?
He was 83-years-old.
Watch the incredibly touching video, below:
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