On a recent episode of “The View,” co-host Joy Behar shared her opinion on Black Republicans, accusing them of lacking an understanding of the black experience in America due to their alleged failure to acknowledge “systemic racism.”
Joy Behar doesn't understand that she is a buffoon.
Joy hasn't walked a day in Tim Scott's shoes, my shoes, or any Black person's shoes. She needs to sit this one out. pic.twitter.com/HdpaEdZ5kl
— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) May 24, 2023
Behar made the remarks during a conversation about Republican Sen. Tim Scott’s entry into the 2024 presidential primary race. She compared Scott to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, both being Black conservatives who, according to Behar, prioritize self-reliance over recognizing the systemic racism faced by African-Americans and other minority communities.
“He’s one of these guys, who, you know, he’s like Clarence Thomas, Black Republican, believes in pulling yourself by your bootstraps rather than, to me, understanding the systemic racism that African-Americans face in this country, and other minorities,” Behar said on the show.
During the segment, the television host also criticized Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, accusing him of straying from conservative principles and mockingly referring to him as “Ron DeFascist.”
In contrast, she portrayed Scott more favorably, likening his approach to that of ex-President Ronald Reagan, in contrast to what she described as the “doom and gloom” vein of former President Donald Trump.
Scott, who had previously addressed similar criticisms from Whoopi Goldberg and Sunny Hostin on another network, responded during an appearance on Fox News. He argued for disregarding extreme left-wing ideologies and dispelling falsehoods through actions.
Scott pointed out the irony in Hostin’s desire to be judged by character rather than skin color, asserting that America’s story is one of evolution, often overshadowed or distorted by certain educational institutions. Furthermore, Scott firmly rejected the idea that Black people should adopt a victim mentality, citing his own life experiences as evidence to the contrary.
Joy Behar shaming African-American men like Tim Scott and Clarence Thomas for their experiences as Black individuals is not only racist, but detrimental to societal progress.
Her bias is a stark violation of journalistic integrity, as it not only contradicts the principles of the liberal agenda she claims to uphold but also undermines the credibility and impartiality of the media industry as a whole.