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The View’s Sunny Hostin And Whoopi Goldberg Spar With Conservative Over Critical Race Theory

The conversation got heated with conservative Michele Tafoya.

Democrat Terry McAullife lost the Virgiina’s Governor race to Republican Glenn Youngkin in a surprising upset. Critical race theory, which is not taught in any school in the Commonwealth, was a hot topic that appeared to help give Youngkin the win. According to CNN exit polls, 66% of white men and 57% of white women voted for Youngkin. The governor’s race was discussed on yesterday’s episode of The View.

The hot-button topic was enough for hosts Sunny Hostin and Whoopi Goldberg to spar with conservative Michele Tafoya.

Hostin said during the tense discussion, “If you look at the exit polls, 57% actually of white women voted for Youngkin, much like 55% of white women voted for Trump over Hillary Clinton, and what they said during the exit polls was that CRT was their most pressing issue.”

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She also added, “I think what’s interesting is that, you know, Democrats are not good with the messaging that CRT is fake.”

"People were watching their kids online throughout the pandemic,” Michele Tafoya, a sideline reporter for NBC Sunday Night Football, stated. “And they heard a lot of this, and they recorded a lot of this. It may not be exactly what CRT is, but there was a lot of racialized teaching."

Whoopi Goldberg added, "You remember what happened during the pandemic? I think George Floyd happened during the pandemic. And that's why people were talking about race, there was a whole bunch of stuff going on.”

Tafoya followed up with  "[I] hate to break it to you, with two young kids in school, but it's been going on since long before George Floyd."

Goldberg replied, "Well, I will tell you this, and I hate to break it to you. But most schools that I'm aware of have tried to teach the history of how this country has happened. And you cannot put it in a different name. You can't pretend we didn't go through this."

Tafoya continued, “No one is pretending. My second-grade report was on slavery and the abolition of slavery. It’s being taught to my kids. No one is pretending it didn’t happen. In fact, I think when we whitewash history by getting rid of certain names and statues and people and Laura Ingalls Wilder references, then we forget. We need to learn.”

Tafoya is referencing back in 2018 when the Association for Library Service to Children removed Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from an award over the author’s racist language.

Hostin said, “I suspect 57% of White women that voted for Youngkin do want to pretend it didn’t happen and they don’t want their white children to —”

Tafoya interjected, “I wouldn’t suspect that of those women. That is not fair.”

Watch the heated exchange below:

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