Originally published November 23 2013
Oprah genocide? Says entire generation of racists 'have to die'
by J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) Congress is full of them, but so is Hollywood: black people who continue to whine about "racism" in an overwhelmingly white country that has enriched them and provided them with notoriety.
This time it is uber-wealthy, successful media mogul Oprah Winfrey. And what's worse, she used the opportunity to bash her country during an interview with a foreign journalist in his country.
As documented by Newsbusters.org, which is part of the Media Research Center:
During an interview with the BBC Friday, she not only said that President Obama is treated with disrespect because he's black, but also that entire generations of racists are going to have to die for racism to end.
Because of the color of their black skin
You can see the entire sorry, three-plus-minute interview here, but below is a relevant excerpt:
WILL GOMPERTZ, BBC: The issue of the civil rights movement, and the way that black people around the world are treated, particularly I suppose in, around the world...
OPRAH WINFREY: Around the world.
GOMPERTZ: Around the world. Look at a place like Russia, it's, you know...
WINFREY: Around the world.
GOMPERTZ: So is this, is this, I suppose from a movie point of view, what the movie and the messages hold and the other movies we were discussing, and Scottsboro Boys, are these historical comments or are we still looking at a contemporary issue?
WINFREY: Good question. Well phrased. Good job. It would be foolish to not recognize that we have evolved in that we're not still facing the same kind of terrorism against black people en masse as was displayed with the Scottsboro boys. It's gotten better. Are there still places where people are terrorized because of the color of their skin, because of the color of their black skin? Yes. But there are laws that have allowed us to progress beyond what we saw in The Scottsboro Boys and beyond the even prejudice we see in The Butler.
As noted by Newsbusters.org, Winfrey made sure to emphasize not simply skin color but "black skin" color.
It never ceases to amaze me how successful black liberals like Winfrey and our president and his attorney general can intimate that racism is still so widespread and rampant yet can't explain how they got go be who they are in a country where they are distinct minorities.
Racists don't watch black-hosted television shows, or buy black-authored books, or buy tickets to movies with black actors and actresses, or elect them to the highest office in the land - twice. Only tolerant, colorblind citizens do such things.
'I'm saying problem not solved'
Are there "racists" in America? Yes, of course. In fact, they come in all shapes, sizes and colors. But that doesn't make America a racist nation any more than owning a set of spoons makes you fat.
And until more of us can all have an honest, no-nonsense discussion about the issue, race hustlers like Winfrey will continue to get by with making such absurd claims.
Only, Winfrey has a better idea:
GOMPERTZ: Are you saying problem solved?
WINFREY: I'm saying problem not solved. I'm saying that, you know, that's the beauty of a film like The Butler, and it's the beauty of a film like 12 Years a Slave, and it's the beauty of what we're seeing on stage with Scottsboro Boys is that it allows people to see where the root of the problem started. It allows people to see, "Oh, that's where it all started, this is how far we've come, and now this is how much farther we need to go." Of course, problem is not solved. You know, as long as people can be judged by the color of their skin, the problem's not solved. As long as there are people who still, there's a whole generation - I say this, you know, I said this, you know, for apartheid South Africa, I said this for my own, you know, community in the south - there are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die.
So in other words, it's the old, white people who must die so that racism will finally end.
How patently absurd is that? And dishonest?
Here's how she answered a question about whether there is a racist component to criticism of Obama:
Softball questions, predictable answers
GOMPERTZ: Do you think, has it ever crossed your mind that some of the treatment of Obama and the challenges he's faced and some of the reporting he's received is because he's an African-American, and if he wasn't an African-American, if he was a white guy, those wouldn't have happened, he wouldn't have been treated in quite the same way, he wouldn't have to deal with quite the same confrontations?
WINFREY: Has it ever crossed my mind? It's crossed my mind probably as many times as it's crossed your mind. Probably it's crossed my mind more times than it's crossed your mind. Just the level of disrespect. When the Senator yelled out, "You're a liar." Remember that? Yeah, I think that there is a level of disrespect for the office that occurs, and that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he's African-American.
First of all, it wasn't a senator - it was a congressman, Joe Wilson. And secondly, Obama was lying. Third, this is what preoccupies Winfrey's mind... thoughts about how racist a nation is to a president it elected twice?
It's too bad that billionaire Oprah Winfrey couldn't have used the occasion to highlight her own success, and how, if America was truly racist, it couldn't have happened.
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