Dov Hikind, chairman of Americans Against Antisemitism, on Monday denounced actress and television host Whoopi Goldberg after she claimed, for the second time, that the Holocaust was not “racial” but rather a form of “white-on-white” crime.
“Whoopi is at it again, repeating the very same nonsense about the Holocaust she ‘apologized’ for months ago,” said Hikind.
“Whoopi must be so incredibly ignorant to claim Nazi genocide was ‘not about race’ even though Nazis considered Africans, like Jews, to be ‘racial inferiors’ and murdered thousands of Africans too!”
“The View is her enabler and they along with ABC must be called out for giving Whoopi a platform,” added Hikind.
His comments come after Goldberg told the Sunday Times of London in an interview, “My best friend said, ‘Not for nothing is there no box on the census for the Jewish race. So that leads me to believe that we’re probably not a race.'”
“[The Holocaust] wasn’t originally” about race, Goldberg insisted, noting the Nazis also killed people they believed to be “mentally defective.”
When interviewer Janice Turner pushed back and said the Nazi’s considered Jews a race, Goldberg said it was wrong to use their definition.
“The oppressor is telling you what you are. Why are you believing them? They’re Nazis. Why believe what they’re saying?” she insisted.
Goldberg had previously caused an uproar in late January after she said during a discussion on her show, “The View”, that “the Holocaust isn’t about race,” but rather about “man’s inhumanity to man.”
Jewish groups slammed Goldberg for the comments, pointing out that the Nazis specifically targeted Jews for extermination.
Goldberg subsequently issued an apology over her remarks, but ABC News president Kim Godwin announced she would be suspended for two weeks in order “to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments.”
Upon her return from her suspension, Goldberg stressed that the hosts of “The View” will continue to have “tough conversations”.