Oprah Winfrey has become an American billionaire in large part because of white fans boosting her ratings, buying her books and attending her movies.
Yet while in the United Kingdom recently, she gave this interview (excerpted) on the BBC in which 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. Apparently Oprah has forgotten that Americans of all ethnic backgrounds twice put this man in the highest office in the United States.
“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.”
For her racist views, Obama rewarded the media mogul with the highest civilian honor — the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom. Sixteen recipients were honored at the White House ceremony Wednesday.