Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

Dear Whoopi: Race or no race, Jews were murdered because they were Jews

The brouhaha around Whoopi Goldberg has been hijacked by the red herring of race.

Instead of focusing on the horrific murder of 6 million Jews strictly because they were Jews, we’re arguing over whether these murdered Jews should be considered a race. Since Hitler himself saw the Jews as an “inferior race,” Goldberg has come under attack for challenging that categorization. “The Holocaust was not about race,” she said, implying in subsequent comments that the Jews shouldn’t be considered a race.

Even when she apologized on the Colbert Show, she still seemed befuddled as to why her “race” comme...


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