Sunny Hostin had a rare argument with Whoopi Goldberg on The View regarding the subject of the relevance of a college education.
According to Decider, Goldberg and the panel discussed a Reddit post in which a mother decided not to give her pregnant daughter the college fund she saved for her if it was to be used for anything other than college. Hostin said that she felt the mother was in the right.
Hostin said that she felt the mother was in the right.
“That’s her mother’s money. She set it aside for an education,” said Hostin. “I’ve said it over and over again–an education is the great equalizer in this country and this world.” Even with Goldberg’s interjection of college not being something that’s right for everyone, Hostin continued that “most people without college educations make 80 percent less money.”
Goldberg stated that "some of those people without college educations are people who are in schools that teach you how to do plumbing and teach you how to do electricity," arguing her point that college isn't necessary to make it in life. "[N]ot everybody's meant to go to college."
Hostin continued to argue her point about people who don’t attend college making less by invoking Cori Bush, who was a guest on Tuesday’s episode. Bush lived in her car with her two children and made only $7 an hour because there is no living wage. However, this example undercut Hostin’s own argument, since Goldberg said that even with that background, Bush still successfully became a congresswoman.
Hostin asserted that Bush's case isn't the norm for everyone, but Goldberg used her own personal story as an example of someone who didn't go to college and still became successful.
Hostin countered, “But you’re an EGOT and that’s not the norm either. You got talent.”
The discussion is one of the more tamer arguments that have taken place on The View.
But there have been plenty of fireworks recently, with former The View panelist and guest Star Jones returning to the panel to say that she felt Justice Clarence Thomas' wife Ginni Thomas was "a smart lady" for trying not to incriminate herself in the Jan. 6 investigation.
There have also been hot-button topics discussed with Alyssa Farah Griffin, who has quickly become one of the most-talked-about members of the panel.