Whoopi Goldberg is following in the footsteps of Raven-Symoné.
The co-host of “The View” denounced the label of being an African-American on Tuesday’s show after one of the hosts made a joke about seeking refuge abroad due to Donald Trump’s bid for presidency.
“You know what uh uh! This is my country,” Goldberg said. “My mother, my grandmother, my great-grand folks, we busted ass to be here. I’m sorry. I’m an American. I’m not an African-American, I’m not a chick American, I’m an American!”
Of course, co-host Raven — who shared the same sentiments about labels during an interview with Oprah in 2014 — cosigned with Goldberg and said, “I’m an American! I’ve been here too long to not just hold American.”
The other co-hosts and audience members fell silent after Goldberg and Raven’s statements, according to The Grio.
Listen to Goldberg’s comments in the video below.
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