Talk about a very Hot Topic…
On yesterday’s installment of The View, co-host Whoopi Goldberg raised the issue of Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry using a hunting camp whose named formerly had the N word in it. When Barbara Walters repeated the name of the camp (admitting it was “very hard” for her to even utter), Sherri Shepherd stepped in and objected:
“I didn’t like the way you said it. I don’t know if it’s a semantics thing, but it’s something that goes through my body.”
Is that because Walters is white? Shepherd couldn’t explain her issue, simply saying there was a “different connotation” when Goldberg said it versus when Walters said it. Watch the exchange below and then vote in our poll.
This is a sensitive topic, but we’re curious for your feedback: Should white people ever say the N word?