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Conservative author Ann Coulter is out promoting her latest book, Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama, in which she discusses how liberals have tried to use black support to win elections and that the OJ Simpson verdict was a good turning point in race relations. Coulter appeared on The View Thursday and it did not take long for Whoopi Goldberg to start an argument.
“What are you talking about?” a frustrated Goldberg asked Coulter while she was explaining the book, according to the Huffington Post.
Coulter tried to start again, but Goldberg jumped in.
“Oh you know what, hold up Ms. Coulter, please stop. Please stop. If you are going to talk about race, at least, at least, know what you're talking about,” Goldberg said, noted Perez Hilton.
“What don't I know?” Coulter replied.
“Well, tell me what you know about being black,” Goldberg said. “Your facts are a little shaky. I mean, you're saying that because liberals have abandoned black people now—what? I don't get it. I don't understand.”
“I don't think liberals ever cared about black people,” Coulter explained. “Five minutes after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, they start calling everything that has nothing to do with black people a civil rights issue: abortion on demand, homeless rights.”
Goldberg didn’t reply and Coulter took more questions from the other View hosts. However, Goldberg was later bleeped while Coulter spoke.
Last weekend, Coulter told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week that she believes “civil rights are for blacks,” noted The Huffington Post.
“What have we done to the immigrants?” she replied when Stephanopoulos asked if civil rights were for immigrants. “We owe black people something. We have a legacy of slavery. Immigrants haven't even been in this country.”
Mugged was released this week.