There has been some information circulating on the internet that Oprah has suggested that the white man has to die. I call that nonsense.
I am the 1st one that will chastise or hold someone feet to the fire that makes off the wall/insightful suggestions that are false. BUTT; in the same token, people that make up bullshit stories just to stoke the fires, they are their own separate kind of vicious animal.
Starting rumors can have disastrous, long lasting affect on anyone. Depending on the severity of the accusation, they can destroy a person entire life.
We have enough headaches in this complicate world to deal with when the facts are accurate, let alone when some idiots conjure up false claims against someone. It does not long for any piece of information to get around, true or not. Just the suggestion of improprieties is enough to destroy someone.
In a 2013 interview with the BBC, Winfrey said that entire generations “just have to die” to cure the problem of racism.
After Winfrey told the BBC’s Will Gompertz that she thought that racism has “gotten better,” Gompertz asked Winfrey if she thought the problem was solved.
Winfrey responded, “Of course problem is not solved. You know, as long as people can be judged by the color of their skin, 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.”
I am by far an authority on Oprah, BUTT from my observation, I would absolutely not think that she would make a denigrating statement like that. I believe she meant; that generation has to die out. I probably agree with her. By all indications, Oprah is a very benevolent women and a good person. Presidential material????????
BUTT; reading between the lines, she neglects to mention that racism s a two way street. I made this suggestion many times before. In my opinion, black people are more racist than white people are. Do they have a right to be? I would say yes. BUTT, yesterdays was yesterday and tomorrow is tomorrow. We can not turn the clock back, we can change the future and not make the same mistakes if we want to.
Based on what I see, in the last few years, not all, but a good majority of white American have sincerely tried to steer themselves away from being prejudice.
Any attempt to change the status quo in life, no matter what the circumstances are, it has to be a concerted effort on everyone’s part to make the change. Even if there is a 75 pro – 25 % against any issue, it will never work. It has to be unanimous. The way I see it, that is not going to happen.
IF – If – If and that is a big IF; the only way the world will finally see racial harmony is when, because of inter-racial relationships, there will be only one race between the white and black. BUTT; if and when that does eventuate, it is only human nature that there will still be issues that piss people off and they disagree on.
There was a lady that was very dear to me who once said; people are NOT supposed to be happy!!
This should apply to everyone. Stick to the facts and forget the fake news and bullshit. The entire world has enough factual/actual disturbing events to deal with; we do not need anymore FAKE NEWS.