Oprah Winfrey Says President Barack Obama is disrespected because he’s black | Daily News | IS SHE RIGHT?


“It would be foolish to not recognize that we have evolved and that we’re not still facing the same kind of terrorism against black people en masse as was displayed with the Scottsboro boys,” she said drawing reference to the film “12 Years a Slave.” “It’s gotten better.”
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama chat with talk show host Oprah Winfrey in 2011. Winfrey told BBC that racism is still a problem. ‘There are still generations of older people who were born and breed and marinated in that prejudice and racism and they just have to die,’ she says.

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama chat with talk show host Oprah Winfrey in 2011. Winfrey told BBC that racism is still a problem. ‘There are still generations of older people who were born and breed and marinated in that prejudice and racism and they just have to die,’ she says.

Still, she remarked that there are places all over the world from Africa to Russia to the South, where she was born and raised, that people are scrutinized simply because of the color of their skin. But unlike the past there are laws in place to try and protect people from that today.

“If I’d been born five years earlier, none, not any of the benefits that I’ve been blessed to be successful with would have occurred,” Winfrey, who was born in 1954 in Mississippi, said.

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