Sunny Hostin Says She Still Deserves Reparations After Discovering Her Ancestors Were Slave Owners

Sunny Hostin Says She Still Deserves Reparations After Discovering Her Ancestors Were Slave Owners


Sunny Hostin of ABC’s “The View,” who recently discovered that her ancestors were slave owners, insisted that she still deserves slave reparations.

Hostin was interviewed on PBS’s “Finding Your Roots” by host Henry Louis Gates Jr.

He informed her that her great-great-great grandfather, born in 1824, was the son of a merchant who was likely involved in the slave trade. Her great-great-great grandfather owned at least one human being, Gates Jr. stated. That side of the family came from Spain.

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“Wow. I’m a little bit in shock; I just always thought of myself as Puerto Rican,” Hostin, whose husband comes from Spain, responded. “You know, half Puerto Rican. I didn’t think I was a – my family was originally from Spain and slaveholders.”

“So how are you feeling, my

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