‘Black people still are where we were under the Emancipation Proclamation’
“The View” host Whoopie Goldberg has suggested black people’s rights in America haven’t progressed since slavery.
Goldberg, who is a multi-millionaire, vented her frustration over increased voting restrictions.
“I still feel like, suddenly, black people still are where we were under the Emancipation Proclamation,” Goldberg asserted.
The actor-turned-talk show host also claims black Americans are treated the same now as in the time of slavery.
What I said today on @TheView:
Since the 2020 election, GOP legislatures led by Trump’s Big Lie have passed laws making it harder for people to vote
The laws are aimed at non-white Americans, poorer Americans, younger Americans, disabled Americans
We will act to protect voting pic.twitter.com/mIvwdmyphO
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 11, 2022
But it is hard to find logic in Goldberg’s claims.
Goldberg was interviewing Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), an outspoken critic of the new voting laws.
It is not surprising Schumer agrees with Goldberg’s claims and went even further comparing new voting restrictions to Jim Crow laws, a legalized racial segregation of race in America.
The new voting laws are meant to uphold the integrity of U.S. elections, not stop people from voting.
Similarly, Joe Biden’s nominee for a federal appeals court judge argued that proof of citizenship and photo ID constitute “voter suppression.”
Nancy Gbana Abudu is the deputy legal director at SPLC and has ties to the far-left American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
She notably said “photo ID” and “proof of citizenship,” two long-established requirements to vote, are indicative of “voter suppression:”
“Obviously, we do a lot when it comes to voter suppression, which includes five priority areas: photo ID, proof of citizenship, restrictions we see when it comes to registration … early voting as well as absentee voting, and the restrictions we see when it comes to criminal convictions.
“We also do a lot with student voting.”
Goldberg’s remarks come days after former First Lady Michelle Obama launched a new effort to get 1 million new voters registered ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
As Neon Nettle reported:
Obama said her foundation, When We All Vote, along with 30 other organizations, would recruit and train at least 100,000 volunteers to register voters.
Obama said this in a statement:
“This type of voter suppression is not new.”
“Generations of Americans have persevered through poll taxes, literacy tests, and laws designed to strip away their power—and they’ve done it by organizing, by protesting, and most importantly, by overcoming the barriers in front of them in order to vote.”
In 2020, President Donald Trump blasted the vote by mail push for being open “to fraud.”
“Mail ballots — they cheat. Okay? People cheat,” Trump said at the time.
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