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WATCH: Whoopi Goldberg Shuts Down 'View' Co-Hosts for Whitesplaining Kaepernick Protest

“The bitch about all of this is we’re still protesting the same thing."

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Whoopi Goldberg reminded some of her View co-hosts on Tuesday that NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is not the first person to carry out political protests.

“People have been protesting—be they athletes who won gold medals, who stood on the podium and did this,” she said, raising her fist to reference Tommie Smith and John Carlos’ 1968 Summer Olympics protest. “The bitch about all of this is we’re still protesting the same thing. People find the ways that they can do it.”

Paula Faris, Candace Cameron Bure, and Sarah Haines accused Kaepernick of being “disrespectful” or divisive by refusing to stand for the national anthem during the San Francisco 49ers’ slate of pre-season games this season.

None of them mentioned that he has won support from not only veterans for his actions, but U.S. national soccer team star Megan Rapinoe.

“Instead of coming to the table and saying, ‘I don’t want to do this,’ let’s come to the table with some solutions,” said Faris, before Goldberg cut her off.

“Actually, we have done that,” she said. “We have come to the table with solutions.”

Watch the discussion, as aired on Tuesday, below.

 

Arturo Garcia is an editor at Raw Story.

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