Here are a few things Whoopie said today on “The View” with my comments to them added in italics.
"There are certain things that are indicative to certain parts of the country."
So was wearing hoods and burning crosses, but we don’t accept that behavior either
“For a lot of people dogs are sport”
Once upon a time blacks were considered “farm equipment,” does that excuse slavery?
"(I)t seemed like a light went off in his head when he realized this was something that the entire country didn't appreciate,"
It was OK on a small scale as long as the entire country's opinion did not enter into the fray? Kind of like segregation was a southern thing the nation just didn't get?
"You know from his background this is not an unusual thing for where he comes from”
It was normal to be a racist in the South. Considering Edgar Ray Killen’s background, racism was not an usual thing for where he came from in 1964. Maybe we just don't understand the murdering of those civil rights workers.
OK, Whoopie was talking about Michael Vick and his dogs and not racism or violence, but it amazes me how people can justify anything in their minds if they want to support the offender. Michael Vick is as bad to me as any racist or bigot out there. He tortured and killed something because of what it was and what it would not do. That is wrong and beyond defense. I am not even getting into her "cultural elitst" excuse of "those poor Southerners just don't know no better." I can’t believe I actually miss Rosie. Am I off base?