Oprah Winfrey has gone from rags to riches, proving America is the greatest nation on earth for people of all colors and backgrounds.
In no other country on earth could a poor black woman end up as one of the richest and most powerful people on earth.
Yet now, the black billionaire insists that all white people have an advantage because of the color of their skin.
This week was a rough one for billionaire and self-help guru Oprah Winfrey as she put out a bizarre video claiming that all white people have an advantage in life just because of their skin color.
Poor and middle-class whites were understandably confused and angered by her ridiculous claims.
Oprah was in effect claiming that poor white Americans, who can barely feed their families, or keep a roof over their head are somehow more advantaged than a black woman who has become a billionaire and media mogul.
That’s why it wasn’t just poor white Americans who attacked the black billionaire for her remarks.
Black critics and many lawmakers alike tore into Oprah for her viral video attack on white people.
The video, which is a part of Winfrey’s series widely watched, The Oprah Conversation, featured Oprah encouraging all her white guests to admit to their underlying racism and also had her insisting that all white people have a “leg up” because of their skin color.
Tell that to the poor white residents of Appalachia, or the white farmers who are losing everything, or even to middle class white business owners who have lost everything due to the government response to coronavirus.
The latest episode of Oprah’s widely acclaimed AppleTV+ series featured activist and former NFL player Emmanuel Acho.
In the episode, Oprah spoke with white guests about topics such as “whiteness,” so-called “white privilege,” and racism.
Here are the comments that are causing Oprah the backlash:
“There are white people who are not as powerful as the system of white people — the caste system that’s been put in place — but they still, no matter where they are on the rung, or the ladder of success, they still have their whiteness,” Winfrey said in the viral video.
“[Whites have a] leg up, you still have your whiteness. That’s what the term ‘white privilege’ is. It means that whiteness still gives you an advantage, no matter. It is the fundamental issue.”
It’s no wonder the response to Oprah was swift and angry.
Irene Armendariz-Jackson, a Mexican-American Texas candidate for Congress, blasted the progressive billionaire, writing, “And now why is Oprah, maybe the richest black woman in the world, trying to shame white people as privileged? Miss Winfrey, you are the personification of WHITE PRIVILEGE!”
And now why is Oprah, maybe the richest black woman in the world, trying to shame white people as privileged? Miss Winfrey, you are the personification of WHITE PRIVILEGE!
— Irene Armendariz-Jackson (@ArmendarizDis16) August 4, 2020
And Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) also took to social media and blasted Winfrey’s remarks as “utter, racist BS.”
Billionaire Oprah lectures the rest of us:
"You still have your whiteness. That's what the term 'white privilege' is. It means that whiteness still gives you an advantage, no matter.”
What utter, racist BS. https://t.co/02PADVJkrZ
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 5, 2020
But the opposition to Oprah’s racist rantings was far and wide.
Black commentator Wayne Dupree said, “Billionaire Oprah is now shaming white people for all their ‘easy success’ in life.”
David Harris Jr., a popular black author and speaker, added to the response by saying, “She makes me sick.”
In an response essay, Harris wrote, “Using white ‘SJW’ activists, some who are members of ANTIFA, as proof that ‘white’ people when ‘Woke’ can admit that they ARE racists, just like the rest of the white population, who are yet to self-realize it. Sickening, and must be challenged for what it is, Malcolm X re-packaged for 2020’s snowflakes and BLM activism.”
And black Maryland congressional candidate Kimberly Klacik piled on, “Oprah Winfrey trying to profit off of a manufactured racial divide while being a billionaire when so many people are facing eviction is the sort of nonsense #CancelCulture should attack. But the cancel culture mob have proven to be not so bright.”
And popular podcaster Chris Stigall also tore into the 66-year-old Oprah Winfrey, calling her a “fraud.”
Stigall’s response to Oprah’s racism was simply, “Said the billionaire made a billionaire by her overwhelmingly white audience. What a fraud.”
Fraud. That is a very good word for the black billionaire who has made a very good living off of the poor and middle-class whites she now so brazenly attacks.
But there is another word that accurately describes Oprah’s comments — racist.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.