From Sister Act to The Color Purple and House Party, Goldberg has always shown her brilliant talents on screen, but that's not all she was willing to offer. In 2013, Goldberg directed a documentary called Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' To Tell You, based on the life and influence of African-American stand-up comedian, Moms Mabley. In an interview with A.V. Club, Goldberg said  "…When you’re the director, you can’t go off and do other stuff, so you have to say, 'I’m here, I’m doing it.' But I loved it." 

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“I’m sorry. I’m an American. I’m not an African-American, I’m not a chick American, I’m an American,” said Whoopi Goldberg on The View.

Dominique Hobdy
Jan, 07, 2016

Whoopi Goldberg has opened up a fiery debate on race and identity over a year after her co-host Raven Symone denounced being an African-American.

On Tuesday's episode of The View, Whoopi echoed Raven's sentiments by saying that she too wasn't African-American. Goldberg was initially responding to a discussion about immigration when co-host Joy Behar joked about people leaving America if Donald Trump is elected.

“You know what uh uh! This is my country,” she declared. “My mother, my grandmother, my great grand folks, we busted ass to be here,” she continued as the audience applauded. “I’m sorry. I’m an American. I’m not an African-American, I’m not a chick American, I’m an American.”

Does she have a point? Should Black Americans whose ancestors helped build this country be classified as just American? Or is it the African in African-American that makes you who you really are?

Lets discuss below.

QUESTION:Do you agree with Whoopi? Yes 60% No 24% It's complicated 17% Total votes: 376