Joy Behar came unglued once again on Monday’s episode of “The View” as she blasted Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for denying that America has systemic racism by referencing the elections of former President Barack Obama and Vice President Kamala Harris, saying that what he did was “appalling.”
In an interview over the weekend, Graham was asked if there is such a thing as systemic racism in this country,
“No, not in my opinion,” he responded. “We just elected a two-term African American president; the vice president is of African American and Indian descent. So our systems are not racist. ”
Behar Fires Back
This did not sit well with Behar, who fired back on Monday morning.
“What’s really appalling is Lindsey Graham, who says there’s no systemic racism in this country,” she said. “I mean, somebody needs to give Lindsey a globe to tell him which country he’s living in. Is it possible for somebody to get dumber as they get older? I don’t remember him being this bad when he was a younger guy. What the heck happened to this guy?”
“First of all, systemic racism is not about tokenism,” Behar added. “It’s not about the vice president being Black or the president being Black. It’s about what goes on in the lives of everyday people in this country.”
Behar Doubles Down
“What we’re talking about is redlining and housing discrimination,” she stated. “We are talking about employment discrimination. Remember that study they did a couple of years ago? If you have a name they think is ethnic, they will reject your application, won’t call you back for a second interview?”
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“That is what you call systemic racism, voter suppression,” she continued. “White privilege needs to be dealt with. These are the things. It has nothing to do with Kamala Harris being vice president.”
“It’s about the guy next door to you who couldn’t move into the house because he’s black and you live in a so-called white neighborhood,” Behar concluded. “That is what systemic racism is about. And everything that follows from there, the school system, child care, employment, transportation, everything follows from there. I’m appalled by Lindsey Graham, appalled.”
Check out the full clip for yourself below.
MINNESOTA AG SAYS HE “FELT A LITTLE BAD” FOR CHAUVIN: The co-hosts react after the state’s Attorney General Keith Ellison had some surprising takes on Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict and Sen. Lindsey Graham said there was no systemic racism in America. https://t.co/f8u2wbJuik pic.twitter.com/y6htFC5P53
— The View (@TheView) April 26, 2021
This piece was written by James Samson on April 26, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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