Oprah slammed by white conservatives for calling out white privilege

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Oprah Winfrey is not one to shy away from controversy and Wednesday was no exception. Lady O came out with guns blazing against white privilege and white conservatives throwing shots right back.

Appearing on her Apple TV+ series, The Oprah Conversation, Oprah discussed white privilege with former NFL star and host of the web series Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man, Emmanuel Acho.

“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.

“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’s comment set (white) conservative Twitter off. Sen. Ted Cruz, who’s made a career of manipulating the truth and hypocrisy calling the discussion “utter, racist BS.”.

While social media commenters were angry, none addressed the question of white privilege and none of their comments negate the privilege of being white in America.

For others still, Oprah standing up to white privilege does not absolve her of her trespass over the last few years against black men. To some, Oprah appeared to be on a crusade against black celebrity men including Michael Jackson, Russell Simmons, and R. Kelly, using he massive platform to raise accusations — in the case of Jackson and Simmons — with little or no evidence.

Stacey Mickles

Stacey Mickles is a native of Birmingham, AL and has worked as a lifestyle reporter and sports writer over the years.

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