In preparation for the release of Oscar-bait film The Butler, Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, and director Lee Daniels (Precious) sat down with Parade magazine. The film chronicles a butler (Whitaker) who works in the White House through seven administrations. Winfrey plays the butler’s wife. In the interview, Winfrey explained her sadness that so few Americans know about the history of the civil rights movement: “They don’t know diddly-squat. Diddly-squat.” She then said of the historic use of the n-word, “I always think of the millions of people who heard that as their last
Comments: Maybe she could focus on what is being taught in the schools here and the incompetent union teachers rather than spending millions of dollars for her school in Africa. s/o
Perhaps she should addressed the millions of Blacks that have been and continue to be murdered using medical tools and then flushed down the toilet at the rate of 1,600 per day...those numbers are more shameful and accurate than the ones she cites for lynching...
Oprah is one of the most influential people on earth, so it is troubling that she should be so ignorant. She is only off by three orders of magnitude (a factor of 1000), but who cares, the narrative is spot on for the racial grievance community.
OW is a diva of the dummies, the queen of the easily influenced, a leader of the lofos. Like many other "has beens", she was so yesterday, but she is trying to be relevant today. Much like a faded hollywood star, her time has passed. Most of us really do not care what she has to say.
You know, the same lo-fo voters that put a community activist in the White House revere this ignorant woman. The mask is finally ripped off. I am glad she makes it clear that she is the same as Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Michelle Obama and Marc Lamont.
Oprah is the ignorant one here; yes, the lynchings were ghastly, but no one alive today had anything to do with this. Oprah would do better to spend her money communicating with the black community to clean up their image. Blacks always want to be the victims. Encourage young black men to stay in school, learn to read and write properly, marry the woman who you impregnate, and learn skills so you can get a job and contribute to society, get off welfare. My image of black men is formed by experience; I have been robbed twice by black men, I was assaulted by a black man, and I witnessed a mugging of a white man by black youths. This is the image Oprah, Sharpton, and Jesse need to focus upon. I did not even mention how appalled most of us were about Rachael Jeantel who was both ignorant and arrogant; not a good image at all.
Oprah, millions really? The racist bs is falling on deaf ears so the usual hustlers are turning up the volume. Thinking Black Americans are challenging the plantation masters and the masters are scrambling.
While there may have been 5000 black lynchings ...there were 3000 white lynchings.....
The white slavery of Irish outnumbered the black slavery...but found being on the dole a reprehensible humiliation.
Oprah please address the outrageous black on white violence that exists today...address Channon Chistian and Chris Newsome that was in yesterday´s posting from FrontPage Magazine...and should have been a MUST READ today
This is how libs play. Make up a very large number ("There are 3million homeless", "There are 30 million without health insurance", "There are 150,000 women beaten on Super Bowl Sunday")in an attempt to get what they want. No one ever calls them on it, so why should they stop doing it? They lie because they are liars by nature, but I don´t understand why their followers agree to be lied to.
Well, there are 56.50 million aborted human beings to date since Roe vs. Wade Oprah. How many of those are black dead babies Oprah! That´s the real "lynching" Oprah. It´s called genocide Oprah. And you, and Bow-Boy and the so-called "Democratic Party" are responsible Oprah. And to whom will you answer Oprah?
...this loud mouth stopped being boring when she flew to New Orleans on day two and began fueling her failed attempt at race riots. At that moment she became dangerous. These race baiting leaders of the black community are dangerous. They are dangerous to the black community!
There are many of us that remember the Civil Rights movement. We know that the Democrats including the inventor of the Internets´ father, voted against it. We remember other Democrats in the KKK. We remember individuals such as Charlton Heston (the NRA guy and Moses) walked side by side with MLK. But I don´t remember a million blacks being lynched.
Yeah, and if blacks knew it was the Republican Party that actually was instrumental in passing the civil rights legislation of the 1960´s would that matter? Like LBJ said on tape, "If we pass this, we´ll have the n----rs´ votes for a generation." LBJ was wrong only in that it has been more than a generation that blacks have voted for the dhimmirat plantation overseers.
The Oprahs of the world have little regard for facts. They rely upon their emotions to form their conclusions. The careless use of language and lack of simple intellectual discipline is characteristic of the type. These are not the people to turn to for wisdom or instruction. They have their uses, e.g. entertainment. It is a mistake to take them seriously and a sign of serious trouble in a culture when large numbers of people do so.
Oprah, Oprah, Oprah, what you moss is that most of us were never tuned in to your Big Black Hope still sitting the world´s once power seat with his white communist half denied but dominating. The rest are tuned out and off by the sob sister stories.
I refuse to pander by making a of course this or that was ladaladalada, because some of us have outgrown the racism era. People asked for a chance and then voted in Change--a chance for a socialist to change America. What doesn´t Oprah understand, being self interest focused?
Trained to dislike racism and avid watchers of "The Help", many of us really dislike racists of all colors. MLK dreamt and opened a promise in brotherhood that failed. Feminists promised women big things and what it has produced is the option for women of being sex hustlers to have a man. Intellectuals promised us enlightenment and what they gave us is a bunch of atheists to tromp on our rights. Gays asked for equality in marriage rights but what they want and won´t settle without is power, power to demand accomodation from society.
So with that in mind, what was it Oprah was bemoaning?
People like her are why I quit going to movies 30 years ago.
The best thing that could happen is for honest people to quit supporting these actors, singers, dancers, politicians, crooks, whatever they do for a living. No longer buy any of their products or watch any of their free TV, Radio, etc that supports their ignorant attitude.
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