Joy Behar — among the more prominent and unapologetically un-self-aware co-hosts of “The View” — jumped off her left-wing high dive Thursday into depths unknown when, in all her woke whiteness, she lectured black U.S. Sen. Tim Scott on racism.
What’s the background?
Scott delivered the Republican rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, saying that despite Biden’s claims, “America is not a racist country.”
With that, a bunch of tolerant, diversity-loving leftists did their darnedest to discredit the South Carolina Republican by
launching racial epithets at him. In fact, progressives used a racist slur against Scott — “Uncle Tim” — that began trending on Twitter for several hours before the platform began blocking it.
Interestingly, Vice President Kamala Harris just hours after Scott’s statement said she agreed that America is not a racist country — yet her words drew comparatively little outrage.
What did Behar have to say?
Which brings us to Behar’s reaction to Scott on “The View”:
Now, Tim Scott, he does not seem to understand — and a lot of [Republicans] don’t seem to understand — the difference between a racist country and … systemic racism. They don’t seem to get the difference. Yes, maybe it’s not a racist country. Maybe Americans, the majority, are not racist. But we live in a country with systemic racism.
The fact that Tim Scott cannot acknowledge this … is appalling. How can you go out there and say that when you just said two minutes ago that you were the object and the victim of discrimination? And then he says that this is not a racist country. At least acknowledge that there is systemic racism. That’s what I wanted to hear from him, and he didn’t say it.
How did Scott react the racist attacks against him?
Commenting about the racist attacks against him in general during a Thursday morning
appearance on Fox News, Scott said it was “upsetting” and “so disappointing,” adding that leftists “are literally attacking the color of my skin.”
“The left has doubled down,” he said. “You cannot step down out of your lane, according to the liberal elite left.”
Scott added that “what they want for us is for us to stay in a small corner and not go against the tide that they think is America. Their America and my America are not the same if they think that discriminating is the fastest way to end discrimination.”
Don’t forget about Behar’s blackface incident
Despite all of Behar’s racially aware bluster, it would seem to fizzle out in the face of the notorious 2019 release of a photo of her wearing darkening makeup and dressing as a “beautiful African woman” in the 1970s:
“That was an homage!” #TheView’s Joy Behar defended her infamous “blackface” costume once again in a contentious in… https://t.co/MkN1BywD5t
— Decider (@Decider)1600450137.0
The embarrassing photo came to the fore once again in September 2020 when Kimberly Klacik — a Maryland Republican who was running for Congress at the time —
called out Behar for the photo during an interview on “The View.”
Things got testy in a hurry:
Kim Klacik and Joy Behar Excerpt