Sunny Hostin, co-host of the worst daytime television show in history, “The View,” is all up in arms, ranting and raving that she still deserves to receive reparations after finding out her ancestors were slave owners. Yes, you read that right. Her family owned slaves. They weren’t the slaves themselves. No, Hostin’s ancestors were the owners of other human beings. And yet, for some reason that defies logic and common sense, she truly believes she deserves to have some free government cash.
You see, this is why people think liberalism is a mental disorder. Thinking like this is the very definition of delusional. I really do think the DSM manual that mental health professionals use to diagnose patients should include liberalism. Just imagine how much better off our nation would be if people who went off the rails into leftism could get the help they needed.
Hostin made her comments while being interviewed on PBS’s “Finding Your Roots,” hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Here’s more from the Daily Wire:
He informed her that her great-great-great grandfather, born in 1824, was the son of a merchant who was likely involved in the slave trade. Her great-great-great grandfather owned at least one human being, Gates Jr. stated. That side of the family came from Spain.
“Wow. I’m a little bit in shock; I just always thought of myself as Puerto Rican,” Hostin, whose husband hails from Spain, stated in response. “You know, half Puerto Rican. I didn’t think I was a – my family was originally from Spain and slaveholders.”
“So how are you feeling, my friend?” Gates Jr. went on to ask the talk show host.
“I think it’s actually pretty interesting that my husband and I have shared roots, so I do appreciate that,” she replied. “And I think it’s great for our children to know this information. I guess it’s a fact of life that this is how some people made their living, on the backs of others.”
The View host Sunny Hostin is a staunch proponent of slavery reparations.
She went on PBS to explore her ancestry.
Turns out, she is the descendant of slave-owners from Spain who owned Africans.
This was her reaction when she found out: pic.twitter.com/yFBgjMOSGc
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During the Thursday edition of “The View,” Hostin talked about the episode, stating her initial reaction was to be deeply disappointed, with colleague Joy Behar saying, “This slave thing, it’s a bummer.”
“It’s a bummer,” Hostin added, before going on to say, “I still believe in reparations, by the way. So, y’all can stop texting me and emailing me and saying that I’m a white girl and I don’t deserve reparations! … I still believe in reparations. I still believe this country has a lot to do in terms of racial justice.”
Okay, so that makes zero sense. If your family owned slaves and your ancestors were not themselves slaves, doesn’t that technically mean you are the one who should be paying the reparations? I mean, that sounds fair to me. I bet if she were the one having to pay them, Hostin would be singing a totally different tune.
Hostin spoke of her mother, saying, “Her race is white, She’s European,” adding of her mother’s reaction to the news of her ancestry: “She was deeply disappointed. She actually cried about it. And then she said maybe that’s why I have been so connected to black culture because it’s an atonement in my spirit. And I received that. I also found out – and there were slaves on both sides of our family, mother’s and father’s. But we are seven percent indigenous Puerto Rican!”
Back in 2022, Hostin said, “People need to start just looking up what the definition of racism is. It’s really a power dynamic. It’s not just about the color of your skin, and I think when you talk about those who committed crimes that owe reparations, those are the people who committed the atrocities of slavery, who stole land, who killed indigenous people.”
No one should be receiving reparations for crimes that took places hundreds of years ago and were not carried out by a single living soul today. We are not responsible for the sins of our ancestors. You are only accountable for your own actions. That should be common sense. You don’t need a degree in philosophy to see that reparations are unfair. The wrongs of the past have already been corrected.
It’s time to move forward.