Sunny Hostin Says Her Son Was Called the N-Word 'Several Times' While on the Beach in Florida

The 'View' co-host shares her son with husband Emmanuel Hostin

<p>Jim Spellman/WireImage</p> Sunny Hostin with son Gabe at the

Jim Spellman/WireImage

Sunny Hostin with son Gabe at the 'Black Panther' premiere

Sunny Hostin is opening up about a scary moment with her son.

On Thursday's episode of The View, the co-hosts talked about Nikky Haley's comments alleging that former President Barack Obama had caused a racial divide in America.

"I don't agree with where Nikki Haley is on race. I'm much closer to where Joe Biden is in 2021," Alyssa Farah Griffin began. "I don't think the American people are racist, I think there's a history of racism. Or Vice President Harris saying, 'No, I don't believe that America is racist but there's a history and we are still living with racism that we have to deal with.' It is not the vast majority of people in this country."

"The FBI director said White supremacy is the biggest threat to our country today," Hostin responded.

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Arguing that his comment "still doesn't mean" the vast majority of people, Farah Griffin said that she doesn't believe she's encountering people who harbor racist viewpoints in her day-to-day life.

"If you looked like me, you would believe differently," Hostin told her co-host, prompting a round of applause from the audience.

"Just to understand, do we think the vast majority of Americans are racist? That's what I'm trying me understand," Farah Griffin continued.

"I think there is a significant portion that are racist and you can't dismiss my lived experience," Hostin replied, to which Farah Griffin replied she "never would."

"When I say that there are a lot of racists in this country, I just experienced my son, walking down the beach, being called the N-word several times in Florida," Hostin said. "So you can't say, 'I believe that the vast majority of people aren't racist.' We don't know that and my lived experience..."

"There are 300 million people in this country. I would never minimize your lived experience, any more than I would mine as an Arab woman," Farah Griffin told Hostin.

Hostin shares son Gabriel, 21, and daughter Paloma, 17, with husband Emmanuel Hostin.

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