Whoopi Goldberg lays out the first steps in the fight against systemic racism
Whoopi Goldberg has outlined the first steps that she believes are needed to fight racism in the United States.
In a conversation with Andy Cohen in the episode of "Watch What Happens Live" on Sunday evening, "The View" co-host said that racism is "at the heart of the country" and children are learning it "without realizing they are that's learning. "
The first priority, Goldberg said, is an easy one.
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"People have to look at people first and see who they are, not who they fear, but who they really are," she said.
At the same time, the police officers would have to be retrained.
"The good police officers have to declare bad behavior so that we can get rid of the bad police officers and teach the police authorities across the country how to go about it again," Goldberg said. "Because they are soldiers now and we are not at war. We are not at war in our cities and neighborhoods. So they have to learn how to use the police again, and that will be what the federal government will do." ""
How these two action points could be achieved was in line with her guest colleague Rita Moreno when Moreno said changes seem to be happening.
"It seems to be happening and I'm looking forward to it," said Goldberg. "Whenever we saw things on TV or on our computers, things changed."
She compared current events with the civil rights movement in the 1960s, when the focus was on securing voting rights for black Americans and the networks were training their cameras on demonstrators.
"They saw the protests, peaceful protests, and people saw it every night," she said, "and things started to change."
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