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Oprah Winfrey launched a massive billboard campaign across Louisville, Kentucky, demanding the arrest of the police officers involved in the March 2020 shooting death of Breonna Taylor.
Winfrey’s “O Magazine” announced that it erected 26 billboards—one for each year of Taylor’s life—to spotlight her death.
“Demand that the police involved in killing Breonna Taylor be arrested and charged,” the billboard says.
The billboard also includes a race-baiting quote from Oprah: “If you turn a blind eye to racism, you become an accomplice to it.”
It bears noting that Winfrey has not condemned Democrat Joe Biden for his racist remark that all black people are the same. She has also not disavowed Biden for saying “You Ain’t Black!” if you don’t vote for him.
While Breonna Taylor’s death was tragic and senseless, there is no evidence to suggest that it was racially-motivated.
As a billionaire media mogul, Winfrey is well aware that blaming racism for Taylor’s death is fueling the race war we’re seeing across the country right now. Just because a cop is bad does not automatically make him a racist.
Winfrey will also feature Taylor on the September cover of her “O magazine.” It’ll be the first time in the magazine’s 20-year history that someone other than Oprah will be on the cover.
In a statement, Winfrey said: “We have to use whatever megaphone we have to cry for justice. And that is why Breonna Taylor is on the cover of O magazine. I cry for justice in her name. The September issue honors her and every other Black woman whose life has been taken too soon.”
Taylor, a resident of Louisville, was an emergency medical technician who was shot eight times when three policemen conducted a no-knock warrant search of her apartment.
The plainclothes officers were looking for a crack-cocaine dealer who reportedly lived in Taylor’s apartment complex. According to reports, the police mistook Taylor’s apartment for that of the drug dealer they were pursuing.
Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, were in bed at around 1 a.m. when the cops banged on her door. When they got no response, the police used a battering ram to raid Taylor’s apartment.
Breonna’s boyfriend, a licensed gun owner, then shot at the cops. The police returned fire, shooting off more than 20 rounds.
Brett Hankison, one of the three cops involved in the shooting death, has been fired. But none have been criminally charged because the police said they were returning fire after being shot at. Moreover, there’s no evidence to suggest that the cops shot Taylor BECAUSE she was black.
Taylor’s family is suing the Louisville Police Department.
By all accounts, Taylor was an innocent victim. But Oprah has also championed George Floyd, the career criminal whose May 25 death while reportedly resisting arrest was the catalyst for the nonstop Black Lives Matter protests and riots across the country.
Tellingly, Oprah has not used her massive platform to condemn the decades of sexual abuse and rape committed by her longtime friend, Harvey Weinstein. Keep in mind that Winfrey’s audience is mostly women, and she has been an advocate for “women’s issues” throughout her career.
Oprah’s deafening silence in the face of Weinstein’s sex crimes enraged rapper Snoop Dogg, who wrote on Instagram: “Here she is with a known rapist smiling and laughing. F*ck u and Gayle.” (** Language Warning)
Oprah Winfrey became a billionaire thanks to the meteoric success of the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” which ran from 1986 until 2011. Oprah’s audience was mostly white, suburban women.
During her 25 years doing the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” Winfrey sometimes covered race issues, but did not advocate for social causes because she recognized that she was an entertainer.
Now that Winfrey owns a black-centric network (OWN), she has embraced the Marxist Black Lives Matter movement and become an advocate for black causes, especially if it means slamming white people — the demographic that made her a billionaire.
Among the talking points that Oprah is aggressively pushing is that “systemic racism” and “white privilege” are oppressing black Americans
This is the “white privilege” that Oprah and Black Lives Matter agitators keep howling about:
Reminder: Winfrey rose from an impoverished childhood to become North America’s first black multi-billionaire. Despite this, Oprah keeps telling black Americans that they’re oppressed and have no future because of racism.
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