Monday, July 14, 2008

Whoopi Goldberg on "Voting Rights Bill for Black Folks"

14 July 2008

Whoopi Goldberg Airs False Claims about Voting Rights Act

By Justin McCarthy

The right of African-Americans to vote in the United States is not permanent according to "View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg. On the July 14 edition, Whoopi echoed the popular internet rumor a few years ago that voting rights for African-Americans was set to expire in 2007.

"Do you know that we are the only people in the United States who have to have their voting rights okayed every couple of years? Did you know that they have to vote on the Voting Rights Bill for black folks? Can we just, can one of you candidates -- can we just take care of that so I don’t have to worry every year, my God am I not?" [...]