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Oprah: I Won’t Run for President Because I’m Black

Will this presidential election be the most important in American history?

Oprah Winfrey is not planning to run for President of the United States in her lifetime, but the reason is absolutely ridiculous and ignorant.

The Hill reports: 

Oprah Winfrey says she won’t be making a White House bid in 2016 — or ever.

“I can tell you one thing you can be assured of in this lifetime: As long as I’m black, I will not be running for office,” the former talk show queen tells “Extra” correspondent A.J. Calloway in an interview posted Wednesday.

“Never,” Winfrey said.

Are you kidding me?

We are in the year 2015. There is a black man serving his second term as President of the United States in the White House. There is a woman, who (whether you like her or not) is the clear front runner of the Democratic presidential nomination. The GOP primary roster is populated by a woman, a black man, two Cuban-Americans, and a son of Indian immigrants. Of all people, Oprah Winfrey, a self-made media mogul and one of North America’s only black billionaires, should be celebrating the reality that if you work hard in America and never give up, you will succeed. Her rise from the ghetto to mega-stardom is living proof that the American Dream is alive and well.

Oprah’s comment about not running for president because she is black sends a negative message to all young black Americans -especially young black girls- about how far a child can dream. Her comments imply there is a ceiling on your ability to achieve, simply because of the way you look and the color of your skin.

Tell that to President Barack Obama, or former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, or Justice Clarence Thomas, or Senator Cory Booker, or Rep. Elijah Cummings, or Senator Tim Scott, Rep. Mia Love, or Colonel Allen West. They all must have missed the memo that leading and serving our nation is reserved for whites only.

Shame on you, Oprah Winfrey. Not only were your comments ignorant, but your Jim Crow political perspective is flat out wrong.

Feel free to jump in at any time and set the record straight on how offensive Oprah’s comments were, Lena Dunham and Rev. Al Sharpton, and the rest of the P.C. and “micro-aggression” outrage machines….

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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