Oprah’s comments on racism – It got worse

On Friday I pointed out Oprah Winfrey continues to spout the “conservatives don’t like President Obama because he is black” mantra. Certainly there are some people that are like that, but I am offended because instead of responding to our actual policy disagreements, she has this habit of pulling the race card. Her comments got worse.

From Newsbusters, during an interview about various movies and a stage production. Watch this four minute clip.


A comment from Newsbusters, with my emphasis.

Notice that Winfrey added “color of their black skin.” Why not just leave it as “color of their skin?”

Why do folks such as her only see racism through the prism of how blacks are treated? By looking at the problem so narrowly, doesn’t it make matters worse?

We are by far the most diverse nation in the world containing more ethnic and religious groups than any other on the planet.

Likely each of them has at times rightly or wrongly felt mistreated for the color of their skin or their religious beliefs.

When we as a nation look at this problem more honestly and not just as it pertains to one group, racism will have a chance of being solved.

It concerns me that Winfrey thinks if a select group of people “just die” the problem is solved. It won’t be “solved” if they die or even become completely isolated from the rest of humanity. Racism of all types exists and will continue to exist. Hopefully we’ll “evolve” (Winfrey’s word) more in the future so racism is not as big of a deal, but how come it’s always being used as a crutch?

At this point, Winfrey probably thinks I’m a racist. So be it.

11 replies
  1. ricbee
    ricbee says:

    Oprah exemplifies my notion that most of the racists left are Black,specifically;race baiters.Who use that as a lame excuse for inane statements.

  2. bien-pensant
    bien-pensant says:

    Liberals to Obama’s defense! The Bigots are coming! Play the race card!
    All she has done here is perpetuate the false narrative that Obama is “disrespected” only because he is black or something. Not so fast with the Big Lie which I don’t buy.
    How about honestly looking at the Obama presidency in total. Racism may well still be a problem but, it does not explain or excuse all of the incalculable harm Obama has done to the US because of his policies. His regime has been a boon to liberals, a safe haven (and financially rewarding) for radical leftists and a continuing gravy-train for his cronies.
    All Oprah does is help perpetuate racism. BTW, The Butler was mostly fictional, way over the top, Hollywood melodrama, and the majority of the actors are raving liberals — Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan? (cue: hurling noises) The Scottsboro Boys event was horrific but I am not sure how she had anything to do with that. Except being black. Of course.

  3. MattF
    MattF says:

    It’s almost as she believes that once the “worst” is gone it won’t be as bad in future generations. ?Not quite. ?As long as racism is perpetuated onto future generations it will always be there…whether it still fully “exists” or has “evolved” ?or not.

  4. futureflyersct
    futureflyersct says:

    I don’t recall Oprah or anyone else calling for Sen. Robert Byrd to die because he was a racist. But maybe being a Grand Wizard of the KKK DOESNT QUALIFY. ? Or maybe if you are a Democrat you can be a recovering racist? ?But Republicans don’t have any rehabilitative potential, I guess. ?Very confusing.

  5. futureflyersct
    futureflyersct says:

    Also would like to point out how tedious this whole racial discussion has become. It’s gone in a direction I would have never predicted. Obama’s Hope and promise was a chance to usher in a new post-racial era. A man to represent the transition to a true post racial ?America. ?Instead every opportunity for racial confrontation is exaggerated. ?To me this is an insult to MLK who worked and sacrificed for a better America. ?We’re ignoring the content of many good people,s character ?on both sides of the issue when we throw the race card. ?And where Obama could have made a real historic difference he’s pandered it away to his extremist supporters . ?I’m sorry to have to say that but I believe it’s true.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      “…..racial confrontation is exaggerated by the liberal race baiters.”??
      Just wanted to keep that clear.

  6. JollyRoger
    JollyRoger says:

    This is a woman who doesn’t know how to put gas in her car. ?She also seems to have a world view shaped by theater and television- if she wants to see real racial terror she should visit Kenya during their next presidential election.

    • bien-pensant
      bien-pensant says:

      . . . or go to the North End of Hartford (or Detroit, or Chicago, or Los Angeles, or . . . ).
      I can’t picture Oprah going to any poor neighborhood of any color. What ever happened to ” …not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character“? She is in a position to take the high road on the racism meme but she doesn’t.

      Oprah is ALL about being black, and oppressed, and . . .

  7. SeeingRed
    SeeingRed says:

    More than ever, the color of one’s skin?seems like it necessitates being?a member of a cabal.? Poor Oprah.?

  8. winnie
    winnie says:

    I don’t think it’s being used so much as a crutch as a club.? It’s getting tiresome, being?beaten by?it over and over again for simply disagreeing with a president who happens to have different colored skin than I do.
    I lost patience and any respect for Oprah after the OJ Simpson verdict when she went on the air live that day and was practically dancing as she proclaimed that he had been “found innocent”.? No.? He was found “not guilty”.? There is a big difference.? Words mean things.

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