Multimedia mogul #OprahWinfrey has apparently ruffled the feathers of social media users following her recent statements made concerning the issue of race and white privilege!
Within the latest episode of Oprah’s Apple TV+ Series “ The Oprah Conversation” she had former NFL Star and social activist Emmanuel Acho as a special guest, while also extending an invite to non black audience member, reports the New York Post. Sources have confirmed that the audience members were issued a difficult series of questions to address racism and white privilege.
A self made billionaire @Oprah beat the odds and embodies the American dream…. yet instead of encouraging others to do what she did, she wants them to believe the system is rigged and they're not as capable.
— Burgess Owens (@BurgessOwens) August 5, 2020
“Not all white people have power,” says one guest within the episode. “There’s plenty of poor, working-class white people. But I think that when we group all of white people together and we don’t recognize the fact that there’s a lot of white people that struggle, and it’s a different struggle as you mentioned because they’re not streaming upstream let’s call it. I think that if we’re gonna come together and really attack racism and the inequities that are in this country and are in this world, that it’s important not to group all white people.”
Oprah then responded by pinpointing, “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 ladder of success, they still have their whiteness.”
She states that whites people have an automatic leg up.
Oprah Winfrey says being White “gives you an advantage no matter what.”
Oprah was born DIRT poor, raped as a child, worked HARD, and became an American ICON worth BILLIONS.
Why is a victimhood and inferiority complex her message to Black Americans?
— Rob Smith 🇺🇸 (@robsmithonline) August 5, 2020
“You still have your whiteness. That’s what the term ‘white privilege’ is. It means that whiteness still gives you an advantage, no matter.”
Social media users ranging from Black and white race have attacked Oprah’s remarks stating that she couldn’t possibly believe white privilege exists because she is a Black female billionaire and that the vast majority of her fan base are white.