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The new lineup of co-hosts on The View are having a hard time jelling with each other.

On Thursday's episode of the morning show, Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell got into a shouting match while discussing racism in America on the "Hot Topics" segment. Referencing First Lady Michelle Obama's recent comments that she and President Obama have been mistaken as hired help at events in the past, O'Donnell said incidents like that are reflective of racism in America. "We have to face it," O'Donnell said.

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But Goldberg took issue with the term racism as applied to such situations, and would argue that it's more an illustration of "ignorance."

"You guys need to know what real racism is," Goldberg told her co-hosts, before citing examples from her own life.

As the ladies (including guest host Laverne Cox) continued to banter, things got heated between Goldberg and O'Donnell, whom Goldberg referred to as "a white lady telling me what is racist to you."

O'Donnell argued that she understands the issue because she's been called homophobic slurs, and because one of her children is black. "You don't have to be black to know what racism is," she told Goldberg.

"Yes, you do," Goldberg retorted. "That is not the same."

Watch their discussion below: