After her speech at the Golden Globes, many have been slobbering over the idea that Oprah Winfrey may make a run for the White House in 2020.
Democrats are giddy over the possibility that she may consider a run. After all the liberal talking heads say, her speech was unifying. But a quick look at her history demonstrates that Oprah is not a unifier she is a divider.
Consider these examples;
- During an interview with BBC back in 2013, Winfrey said that “generations” of older people “just have to die” to solve the problem of racism
- During a trip to Switzerland, she falsely accused a woman working in a pocketbook shop of racism.
- On her show, she promoted an author who believed Holocaust victims may have been paying for sins in a previous life,
- During another show, she sent softball questions to a guest who said Jews ritually sacrifice their children.
- And she may try to empower women, but not the women who were hurt by her political friends.
As the Daily Caller reported this week Oprah was interviewed by Will Gompertz of the BBC in 2013 and was asked how racism has changed over the generations. She responded by saying that it has “gotten better,” leading Gompertz to ask, “Are you saying problem solved?”
Winfrey responded, “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, the 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,” she added.
Well, I suppose that statement might unify funeral directors but that’s about it.
Also in 2013, Oprah picked on the powerless by claiming she tried to purchase an expense (approximately $38,000) handbag in Switzerland claiming she told by the sales clerk that she wouldn’t show it to the TV star because she probably couldn’t afford it. Oprah claimed it was racism because the saleswoman assumed that a black woman could not have the income needed to purchase such an expensive accessory item.
A few days later the sales clerk spoke anonymously to Swiss newspaper SonntagsBlick, the “bag lady “said she felt ‘powerless’ and in the grip of a ‘cyclone’ after Winfrey went on TV in America to claim she had been the victim of racism…