Sunny Hostin Gets Wrecked After Accusing Independent Author Of Being ‘Co-Opted’ By Republicans

A prominent independent writer was accused on ABC’s “The View” this week of being a “pawn” for the political Right because of his views on race in America.

Coleman Hughes, an author and podcast host, joined the Left-wing show on Wednesday to discuss his book “The End of Race Politics: Arguments for a Colorblind America.”

Co-host Sunny Hostin said that Hughes’ belief that everyone should “treat people without regard to race” was “fundamentally flawed.”

Hostin tried to use quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. to argue against having a “color-blind” society where everyone is treated equally regardless of race.

“So your argument for color-blindness, I think, is something that the Right has co-opted and so many in the black community, if I’m being honest with you, because I want to be, believe that you are being used as a pawn by the Right and that you’re a charlatan of sorts,” Hostin said.

Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin, who is a contributor at CNN, defended Hughes against the allegations, noting: “He’s not a Republican!”

Hostin claimed that Hughes has declared that he is a “conservative,” which he denied having said.

“I don’t think I’ve been co-opted by anyone. I’ve only voted twice — both for Democrats. I’m an independent,” Hughes said. “I would vote for a Republican — probably a non-Trump Republican if they were compelling. I don’t think there’s any evidence I’ve been co-opted by anyone and I think that’s an ad-hominem tactic people use to not address, really, the important conversations we’re having here. I think it’s better and it would be better for everyone if we stuck to the topics rather than make it about me without any evidence that I’ve been co-opted.”

“No one is paying me to say what I’m saying,” he continued. “The reason I wrote this book is because, in the past 10 years, it has become very popular to, in the name of anti-racism, teach a kind of philosophy to our children, in general, that says your race is everything. And I think that is the wrong way to fight racism, and that’s why I wrote this book at this time.”


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