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Ladies of “The View” Tackle Jill Scott’s Feelings on Interracial Dating.
For whatever reason, the talk show's white co-hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar said very little about the issue, but black panelists Sherri Shepherd and Whoopi Goldberg didn't hold their tongues on the matter. In a nutshell, Scott said that she feels betrayed when black men partner with white women because white women have been placed on pedestals since slavery, while black women were denigrated. Shepherd said that she understands why this upsets Scott, but that interracial marriage doesn't bother her generally.
"I do have a problem with black men who will leapfrog over black women to go to another race, where I feel like you don't want me, you will step all over me to go over to this other side," Shepherd said.
On the other hand, Whoopi Goldberg, who has been in a number of interracial relationships herself, suggested that people such as Scott should stop fixating on the past. "That slavery stuff--this is 2011," Goldberg said. "If we continue to live our lives constantly and make our relationships based on what was 100 years ago, where are we going?"
Goldberg said that she's been criticized for romancing white men but implied that some black women date interracially because black men exclude black women who don't live up to their ideals.
"There's a lot of sisters out there brothers won't look at it because they're not light enough, thin enough, this enough, that enough," she said. "For me, I go with the person who's interested in hanging with me."
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