Whoopi Goldberg Asks If ‘We Need to See White People Get Beat Up’ to See Change
Hanna Panreck, Fox News, January 30, 2023
“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg wondered on Monday if “we need to see White people get beat up” to see meaningful police reform before clarifying that she was “not suggesting that” following the death of Tyre Nichols.
“Do we need to see White people also get beat before anybody will do anything? I’m not suggesting that. So don’t write us and tell me what a racist I am. I’m just asking is that what people have to see in order to wake up and realize this affects us all?” Goldberg asked.
She also wondered when this brutality would “finally lead to some police reform from the ground up.”
“I asked this question way too many times at this table. But, you know, when will the brutality finally lead to some police reform from the ground up? Because clearly it doesn’t matter if it’s a White policeman or Black policeman. It is a problem in the policing itself. It seems things don’t seem to make sense to people unless it’s somebody they can feel or they can recognize,” she said.
Authorities in Memphis released video of five police officers brutally beating Tyre Nichols after a traffic stop on Jan. 7. Nichols, who was 29, spent three days in the hospital before he succumbed to his injuries.
Co-host Ana Navarro said that Nichols’ death was the reason why “we cannot ban history.”