Oprah: Whiteness Gives You The Advantage, No Matter What

Oprah: Whiteness Gives You The Advantage, No Matter What

Oprah: Whiteness Gives You The Advantage, No Matter What

Leave it to Oprah Winfrey to lecture white people on having a “leg up”. The talk show mogul, seen planting one on the cheek of a certain Harvey Weinstein in days of yore, basically said so on one of her latest Oprah Conversations series entitled, Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man: Part 1, which featured former NFL player Emmanuel Acho.

Oprah has her conversations from within the confines of her gated communities, of course. Her conversations include chatting with other successful African Americans. Not once have we seen Oprah Winfrey out on the streets of her hometown of Chicago chatting up small business owners of black communities who have lost their livelihoods due to excessive rioting and crime. Instead, she chats with an NFL player who tells her, and anybody who is listening, that America is “run by whites” and that he has warned his white friends about allowing their children to live a “white” life.

Here’s what I told my friends with their white children. Y’all live in a white cul-de-sac, in a white neighborhood, in a white city, in a white state. If you were not careful, your children will live their whole life white, and at [the ages of] 26, 27, they’ll end up being a part of the problem, because you just let them and allowed them to live a completely white, sheltered, and culture-less life. As a black person, white people — the proverbial phrase of white people — they run America, CEOs, Fortune 500 companies, execs, ownership. They run America. Not an individual white person, but collective white people.”-Emmanuel Acho

Says the man whose father became a doctor and is a senior pastor of a large and successful ministry outside of Dallas, Texas. Says the man who went to an all-boys college preparatory school that charges roughly $30 thousand (give or take) a year for secondary education. This man knows the struggle and the struggle is real, y’all. No leg-up here.

Whites have a leg up. You still have your whiteness. That’s what the term ‘white privilege’ is. It means that whiteness still gives you an advantage, no matter.”-Oprah Winfrey

No one is disputing Oprah in having a difficult childhood. I would say, one that Emmanuel Acho could not identify with which is why he has to bring up all of the white people in the cul-de-sac. Oprah, whose net worth is $2.6 billion dollars, is the only Black woman who is a billionaire in the United States. She splits her time between her many vacation homes (one in VERY WHITE Orcas Island, Washington) and resides at a sprawling, $28.9 million dollar estate in Montecito, California (if you’re a pilot, don’t dare do a fly over..Oprah does NOT like jet noise). Speaking of jets, Oprah bought her own after an encounter she did not like in an airport in 1991. She’s upgraded since then to a a Bombardier Global Express XRS, with an estimated worth of $42 million so she doesn’t have to fly with the “peasants” and their cul-de-sac politics.

So, here are some views from my cul-de-sac. I’m white. My husband (a red-head) is VERY white. My kid is white. I live in a cul-de-sac in a white city, white state run by a very liberal white governor who is as clueless as they come (but a “woke” liberal) but live in a pretty diverse little neighborhood. We have Black neighbors, Hispanic neighbors, Pacific Islander neighbors, Korean neighbors…you get the drift. There are no class wars or race wars among us. The kids Winfrey and Acho are talking about are the kids who end up being a part of the problem-the ones in Portland and Seattle right now who are causing all of this division and destruction. They come from “good”, socially liberal families who think sign-waving and “protesting” actually helps marginalized communities. They are bankrolled by their doting, loving parents well into their 40s and beyond. They are the protestors that are cheering on the destruction of our cities. So, yes, Acho and Winfrey do have a point in all of this when they say “some white kids don’t have a clue”. The problem is, they are saying the color of skin is a problem. All white people are a problem, whether they realize it or not.

I had a conversation with my son the other day about his academic and future career pursuits. He wants to be an Emergency Room doctor. Being a white boy, he is a dime a dozen when it comes to candidates for prestigious pre-med programs. Between white kids who get into these programs because their parents are wealthy donors and universities checking the diversity boxes, he will have to work that much harder to get into any of these programs. Doesn’t sound like much of a leg up to me but I guess it’s the price her has to pay for his white privilege. He’s the white kid in a cul-de-sac. Oprah and the NFL player said so. This is the privileged, elite view that could only come from a woman who has the colossal privilege and ego to match her seeing the need to put herself on every single magazine cover.

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  • Scott says:

    Good post Lisa. While his entire comment is racist trope (as is Oprah, which at this point should surprise no-one), but the one line that really stood out for me was ” to live a completely white, sheltered, and culture-less life.”.. So this “man” who got paid ridiculous amounts of money to play a damn game just denigrated the Irish, Scottish, English, German, and any other white European ancestry that any of us may have…It would seem the appropriate response to him, and anyone with similar attitudes should rhyme with “Duck” Off!

    • GWB says:

      He wouldn’t know “culture” if it came up and gave him the greatest civilization in the world on a silver spoon.

      • Scott says:

        Ooooh, I wouldn’t say that GWB…. I’m sure he has plenty of experience with “cultures ” in his jockstrap…..

  • GWB says:

    Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man: Part 1

    a completely white, sheltered, and culture-less life
    Yes, many people aim for their children to live a sheltered life, free from violence, crime and adversity. It’s what I would call a “normal desire”. Also, by “culture-less” you mean… what? Free of gangs and shootings and violent crime? Or do you mean free of fried chicken and watermelon? Because that’s what all the black spokespeople think to think is “black culture” (otherwise they wouldn’t get so upset by it). Because, by my definition, I’ve got lots of culture.

    Not an individual white person, but collective white people.
    Really? I must have missed my membership card in the mail. And I’m not getting notices for the shareholder meetings.

    You still have your whiteness.
    Well, yeah. ‘Cause y’all get mad anytime I put on blackface or a sombrero. Or eat jambalaya.

    It means that whiteness still gives you an advantage, no matter.
    Really? Can you show me where? Will you scoff at the time I was passed over for an unqualified black woman (who dropped out of the program) as just an anecdote? Or will you just wave your hand at reality and claim that it’s a thing?

    after an encounter she did not like
    Dang, that’s the one story you don’t link.

    They come from…
    People who follow the woke religion of progressivism. They are people with cushy jobs where they don’t have to work hard, and have reached the pinnacle of success, and are now looking for something to provide meaning to their lives. So they campaign for social justice – because obviously we’ve come this far, why not aim for perfection.

    they are saying the color of skin is a problem
    DING!!! ^^THIS^^^
    This is what makes them racist (they got money, so they got power).
    I tend to think the lack of character is the real problem.

    • NTSOG says:

      “I was passed over for an unqualified black woman… ”

      I applied for a teaching position in a primary school in Tallahassee [1981] but was not chosen. Upon visiting the school to collect some documents I had provided I met the Principal by chance. He took me aside and volunteered [with an apology] that I was by far the best applicant, but he was told by the school board that he must choose a black candidate.

      So do teaching jobs exist just to provide employment for teachers or do they exist to provide the best education for the children attending schools?

      • Scott says:

        I was told by a major East Coast metropolitan city “thank you for applying, but you do not meet our current hiring objectives” for a firefighter position. They wouldn’t even let me take the test.
        Did i mention that out of a group of 7 of us that applied that day, that the 2 other white guys got the same letter? And that the two women, and two black guys in our group got invited to take the test? Or that us three white guys each had over three times the experience of the others? I’m sure that was our white privilege in play…

      • jsh says:

        THis has been going on for decades…in all occupations. And doesn’t include the preferential treatment and allowances “diverse cultures” get in the workplace. One woman used to brag about how all she had to do was pull her race card.

  • John says:

    Whiteness comes with an average in-built 15 point IQ advantage over black Americans. Just as blackness comes with an inbuilt advantage in sports, or does she really think black sports people are simply better at training? She herself has an advantage in putting on weight then taking it off then putting far more on again, does that make her weightest or yoyoist?

  • Cameron says:

    “Orcas Island”

    The jokes write themselves.

  • DM says:

    Miss Oprah does not know her history. The VERY FIRST FEMALE MILLIONAIRE in the United States was a BLACK WOMAN. That was way back in the 1890s when a million was really great wealth. ( $1,000,000 in 1890 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $28,329,340.66 in 2020)
    There have always been blacks who succeed, some even actually work and provide a helping hand to others.
    Madam C. J. Walker – Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wi
    Madam C. J. Walker (born Sarah Breedlove; December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919) was an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and political and social activist. She is recorded as the first female self-made millionaire in America in the Guinness Book of World
    • Madam C.J. Walker, who first started selling a hair grower at the turn of the 20th century, was the first American woman to become a self-made millionaire. Walker was born in 1867 as Sarah Breedlove on the same plantation where her parents had been enslaved before the Civil War.
    Madam C.J. Walker: America’s First Female Self-Made Millionaire
    convene.com/catalyst/madam-…

    • Scott says:

      SSSHHHHHH!!! You’re not supposed to mention things that don’t fit the narrative!

      It’s almost like you’re saying that personal motivation, drive and responsibility are more factors than skin color…..

  • Bob C says:

    Thus it is with all such “conversations” about race…that they are not, never have been, nor ever will be, “conversations”. They are forums for blacks and woke white liberals to lecture…nay, hector…whites on their racism. Your whiteness = racism, white “privilege”. Admit your racism or you are part of the problem.

    Before I would ever even consider the reparations demanded as part of such “conversations”:

    First, prove that anyone in my family, ever, has owned a slave
    Second, show me definitively, that I have in any way shape or form ever benefited from my race.
    Finally, demand equal reparations from those tribes in Africa who SOLD people into slavery

    Asking for a friend.

  • No One says:

    Oprah, major case of victim mentality. There have been many in the Black community that have become wealthy by sheer American intuition, the will to succeed and the drive to make it happen. These traits are what built America into a great nation. The race game is being given a new name”Whiteness” a reverse mentality to put blacks against whites for slavery the democrats held within our nation. Yes Oprah, the very party you support with all your being kept the black society inside the political box of slavery so they could profit and yet you remain the political slave as they use you for their gain. Stupid Woman.

    • DM says:

      Some of my relatives came as slaves, they were not black but slaves non the less. They were politely called indentured servants. Supposedly they could “buy” their freedom or die as servants and their children took their place in service. Do I get some of this reparation?
      Again Miss Oprah DOES NOTKNOW her history as the first owner of black & WHITE slaves was in fact a black man.
      Reminder: The First Legal Slave Owner in America was a …
      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/06/flashback...
      The first legal slave owner in America was black and he owned white slaves. Anthony Johnson (AD 1600 – 1670) was an Angolan who achieved freedom in the early 17th century Colony of Virginia. Johnson was captured in his native Angola by an enemy tribe and sold to Arab (Muslim) slave traders. He was eventually sold as an indentured servant to a merchant working for the Virginia Company.
      Author: Jim Hoft
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  • David Longfellow says:

    So Oprah is acknowledging whiteness superiority? Is that the argument she is trying to make, because it sure sounds like it.

  • Diettrich says:

    I hate this pig, and I do not say that about very many.

  • Nabi says:

    What did they have to say about the formerly Asian contingent?

  • Kjon says:

    OK Oprah. There is no way to correct the “problem” you describe other than to allow those who feel injured by “whiteness” to immigrate to a place where they will no longer be injured by whiteness. Please leave and take your crying towel with you.

  • Harlan says:

    There’s plenty of black millionaires out there. I’m a privileged white. WHY AM I NOT A MILLIONAIRE???

  • Fen says:

    Ha. They are straying very close to “whites have an advantage because of superior genes and intellect”. Just a matter of time now. Can they not hear themselves? I wonder if they will even notice.

    I have. I use to think all sprinters were mostly equal. But this one guy kept winning almost every race, and they kept adding ankle weights to him to make it more “fair”, and he STILL won. So now I know longer believe all sprinters are equal, there is something superior about this one guy.

    Thanks liberalism for teaching me that important lesson. I don’t know what I was thinking…

  • Fen says:

    “Not an individual white person, but collective white people.”

    Ah yes, the marxist tool of Collective Guilt.

    I wonder how many of Oprah’s ancestors went to war against neighboring tribes for the SOLE purpose of acquiring captives they could sell into slavery in exchange for European firearms and liquor? Because that was all the rage back in West Africa during the slave trade. So…if your ancestors were african slaves, odds are good your other ancestors were african slave traders. Funny how we never cover that when “collective guilt” is brought up.

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