This would be a case of the pot calling the kettle… wait, we’re probably not allowed to say that anymore.
Billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey declared in an episode of her eponymous series, The Oprah Conversation that “whiteness” and “white privilege” afford unspecified benefits to white people in the “caste system” of America.
In an episode entitled “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man: Part 1” — featuring former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho and drawing its name from Acho’s YouTube series of the same name — Oprah Winfrey invited several white people to discuss “racism,” “white privilege,” and “whiteness.” Oprah praised her white guests for accusing themselves of being “racist.”
But wait, there’s more. You want contradictory word-salads and circular reasoning? We have those, too!
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 the ladder of success, they still have their whiteness.
…[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.
But, here’s my favorite.
Emmanuel Acho said whites living a “white” life become “part of the problem”:
Here’s what I told my friends with their white children. I said, “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. (sic) 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.
Whites don’t have a culture and yet their culture dominates all others simultaneously, get it?
Also, it’s funny that the reasoning here is that white kids grow up privileged because they grow up in white neighborhoods. The inverse example we can infer is that POC’s are unprivileged because they do not grow up in white neighborhoods. It’s magic soil all over again. It’s almost as if Oprah and her woke coalition believe that non-white neighborhoods are bad because white people don’t live there.
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