Sunny Hostin is not treated the same way as the other hosts of "The View," she says in her upcoming book, and she thinks it has to do with her race.
While promoting her new memoir, "I Am These Truths," Sunny spoke to Ronan Farrow and implied that she feels a bit like the odd woman out on "The View." She said that unlike the other women, she was never given a formal introduction as a panelist.
"I was sort of guest hosting, guest hosting, and then just… was there," she said.
She also said she gets ready for the show away from the other women.
"I was given a dressing room on a different floor; and I noticed that other co-hosts that came on after I came on were given dressing rooms on the main floor with everyone else," she said.
Sunny, who also serves as Senior Legal Correspondent and Analyst for ABC News, was asked if these perceived slights were due to her race.
"I think I was treated differently than a white woman would have been treated," she told Ronan. "It's those little indignities that make you feel and question whether or not you are being treated differently, whether or not the expectations for you are just different."
"And you wonder: Am I being crazy? Am I being sensitive? Am I playing the race card? And I decided that it felt wrong to not tell the truth … to paint this rosy picture," she continued, referring to her book.
These affronts, she said, are what Black men and women "deal with every single day in different scales."
Sunny is fiercely proud of her book. ABC, however, is nervous and wants her to censor her book, she alleged.
"They were concerned about how it made the network look," she said.
Initially, Sunny did as ABC wanted, but ultimately decided she wanted an uncensored version of her story to be told.
"I called the publisher and I said I have something else to say, and that was probably the hardest part of the book because my employer didn't know that I was doing that," she said. "But I did it, and it felt good to do it because I think the foreword is hopeful but it's truthful."