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Oprah Winfrey is doing her part to help America heal from months of civil unrest by attacking people because of their skin color.

More specifically, the media mogul focused on people’s “whiteness” as she looked at the “caste system” of America in an episode of her new Apple TV+ series, “The Oprah Conversation,” where she applauded the self-condemnation of her white guests.

Winfrey discussed “white privilege” and the advantages it affords certain people in the episode titled,  “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man: Part 1,” which was based on former NFL player Emmanuel Acho’s YouTube series and upcoming book of the same name.

Acho’s claim that white people “run America” was soon echoed by Winfrey.

“As a black person, white people — the proverbial phrase of white people — they run America, CEOs, Fortune 500 companies, execs, ownership,” Acho said. “They run America. Not an individual white person, but collective white people.”

“I firmly believe that if the white person is your problem, only the white person can be your solution,” he added.

“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,” Winfrey declared.

“You still have your whiteness,” she added. “That’s what the term ‘white privilege’ is. It means that whiteness still gives you an advantage, no matter what.”

“It is the fundamental issue,” she contended.

Winfrey may have been prevented by coronavirus from joining Black Lives Matter protesters on the streets, but she has found a way to interject her divisive rhetoric into the culture, taking on the “woke” issues in her Apple TV+ series where she had interviews and episodes focused on racism.

The 66-year-old billionaire talk show host and producer is also backing the multimedia adaptation of the “1619 Project,” a deceptive effort by The New York Times Magazine to “reframe American history” around slavery. To expand on the race issue even more, Winfrey’s latest book club pick is Isabel Wilkerson’s “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.”

One of the self-deprecating guests on the latest “The Oprah Conversation” was a man named Seth, who said he was Jewish and from New York and went on to expound on his “awakening” to his “racist” self.

“You’ve become ‘woke’ during this period, and realized in that awakening that you are racist, right?” Winfrey asked. “I just want to know how that happened.”

“I was born in the 70s. I was born and raised in Manhattan. I’ve always considered myself to be liberal. Now I’m not only a friend of people of color but also an advocate for [them], but this movement over the last month has been powerful,” he responded.

“I realized that I couldn’t be not racist,” he continued. “I realized that I either was a racist or an anti-racist, and I wasn’t — I’m not — an anti-racist.”

A woman named Lisa spoke of the “unconscious biases that white people — that we as white people — have.”

Acho chimed in eventually to explain the problems with being “completely white.”

“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. your children will live their whole life white, and at 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,'” he said.

Conservative author, speaker and part of the Black Voices For Trump, David Harris Jr. slammed Winfrey and other “anti-God Marxists” for stoking division in the nation.

“She makes me sick,” he tweeted in response to the episode.

“Using white ‘SJW’ activists, some who are members of ANTIFA, as proof that ‘white’ people when ‘Woke’ can admit that they ARE racists, just like the rest of the white population, who are yet to self realize it,” he wrote. “Sickening, and must be challenged for what it is, Malcolm X re-packaged for 2020’s snowflakes and BLM activism.”

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz torched Winfrey for her “utter, racist BS” in a tweet.

Winfrey was blasted by Twitter users who called her out as a racist herself and for not allowing replies to her tweet to appear.

Many others slammed the hypocrisy of the billionaire media mogul whose current net worth is about $2.6 billion, according to Forbes.

 

Frieda Powers

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