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Whoopi Goldberg claims 'Holocaust isn't about race' since white Nazis murdered 'white' Jews. Instead she says it was 'about man's inhumanity to man.'

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Whoopi Goldberg caused a bit of a stir on "The View" Monday when she declared that "the Holocaust isn't about race" since dictator Adolf Hitler and other white Nazis murdered "white" Jews in concentration camps.

Instead Goldberg declared that the Holocaust was "about man's inhumanity to man."

What are the details?

The segment began by focusing on one of last week's big headlines — the removal of two Pulitzer Prize-winning books from school curriculums: A Washington state school board removed "To Kill a Mockingbird" for its references to racism, and a Tennessee school board removed "Maus" — a graphic novel about the Holocaust — for nudity and profanity.

After several minutes, Goldberg drastically shifted the chat by saying to her fellow co-hosts that "the Holocaust isn't about race."

A moment of awkward silence followed before one co-host uttered a barely audible "no" off camera, and Goldberg — unfailingly assertive and outspoken — repeated her claim: "No. It's not about race."

(Psst. Hitler's "master race," anyone?)

Anyway, co-host Joy Behar attempted a rejoinder by saying the Nazis and Hitler "considered Jews a different race." But Goldberg wasn't buying it, repeating that "it's not about race."

"What is it about?" Behar asked Goldberg.

"It's about man's inhumanity to man," Goldberg replied. "That's what it's about."

Ana Navarro attempted a counterpoint, telling Goldberg "it's about a white supremacy. It's about going after Jews and Gypsies."

"But these are two white groups of people," Goldberg argued back, certainly implying that the Nazis — who were white — went after other whites.

When co-host Sara Haines — like Behar — said the Nazis didn't "see" the Jews "as white," Goldberg told her detractors around the table they were "missing the point."

"The minute you turn it into race, it goes down this alley," she continued. "Let’s talk about it for what it is. It’s how people treat each other. It’s a problem. It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white, 'cause black, white, Jews ... everybody eats each other."

"Maus," "To Kill A Mockingbird" Removed From Schools | The Viewyoutu.be

How did folks react online?

Twitter lit up after Goldberg's comments, with most blasting her:

  • Seth Mandel, executive editor of the Washington Examiner, tweeted, "'These are two white groups of people.' Hooooo boy, that's some stuff. Some Holocaust education would do Whoopi a world of good."
  • Jon Levine of the New York Post sarcastically tweeted, "Whoopi Goldberg attempts to 'All Lives Matter' ... the Holocaust."
  • Journalist Ian Miles Cheong bluntly stated that Goldberg is "truly the dumbest f***ing woman."

But a few agreed with Goldberg:

  • "Judaism is spiritual/religious/cultural. It is not a race. Jews can be people of any race. People scapegoat and discriminate using racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and religious xenophobia. I get what Whoopi was trying to say," one commenter wrote.
  • "It was about superiority," another user said. "Judaism is not a race, but a religion. I understand where she's coming from. So yeah."
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