The View host Sunny Hostin launches racist tirade against Nikki Haley


ABC’s The View, featuring all female co-hosts, is supposed to uplift women’s voices in politics. But this week, one of its hosts decided to use that platform to attack one of the most prominent women in Republican politics, Nikki Haley, in a way that was flagrantly racist.

“What’s her real name again?” co-host Sunny Hostin interrupted when another co-host, Alyssa Farah Griffin, brought up Haley’s record as governor of South Carolina. (She was the state’s first-ever female governor, by the way.)

“Some of us can be chameleons and decide not to embrace our ethnicity so that we can pass [as white],” Hostin said of Haley, who is Indian American. What she’s referencing is the fact that Haley’s full name is Nimrata Nikki Haley, but she goes by Nikki.

The backlash to Hostin’s remarks has been swift and severe —…

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