Billionaire Oprah Winfrey used her new Apple TV show to lecture the nation on race including calling out whites for having special privileges because of their skin color.
“The Oprah Conversation” was just announced at the end of July and on the first episode, “How to Be an Antiracist,” Oprah discussed white privilege and urged her white guests to discuss their racism.
Also appearing in the first episode was Emmanuel Acho, a former NFL linebacker.
Oprah introduced her new show in a video.
Conversations about race do not have to tear us apart. Watch the premiere episode of #TheOprahConversation with @EmmanuelAcho, available now on @AppleTV+, here: https://t.co/7ShvNUyh96 pic.twitter.com/LDm213OivO
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) July 30, 2020
Oprah said all whites have an advantage regardless of their social status because “…they still have their whiteness.”
During the show, Oprah lectured four white women about race and got them to admit their racial bias.
— Apple TV (@AppleTV) July 30, 2020
Oprah was criticized for her beliefs about white privilege.
Oprah is worth $2.7 billion. She is the richest black woman in the world, yet she still thinks poor white people have more advantage than she does because of their “whiteness” pic.twitter.com/g4rNTq1tZj
— Brokeback Patriot (@brokebackUSA) August 4, 2020
Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz called Oprah’s views on white privilege, “racist BS.”
Billionaire Oprah lectures the rest of us:
"You still have your whiteness. That's what the term 'white privilege' is. It means that whiteness still gives you an advantage, no matter.”
What utter, racist BS. https://t.co/02PADVJkrZ
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 5, 2020
It’s unbelievable Oprah can deliver a lecture to white people on racism when it was white people that helped make her a billionaire.
Clearly, if America is racist, Oprah would not be a commercial success.
Oprah’s lectures and blindness about race is not going to advance race relations.