Have you all been following the Oprah story? She was in Switzerland for the wedding of Tina Turner. She was in a store and was checking out a bag. A sales representative then came up to her and said “You cannot afford that bag.” I guess Oprah realized yes, you may be a famous, powerful black women in America. However, outside of this country everyone will view as black women. That means that you will be treated with the same disrespect and discrimination the color of our skin brings.
I cannot stand when people say that Europe is not racist. Yes, they are. Who colonized people in Africa and brought slaves to America? Europeans did. Who first robbed Africa of its natural resources? It was Europe first. Now, America and Asia have joined in on the raping of the African continent. Where do white people in America come from, Europe. White supremacy and racism is a global epidemic. Everywhere in this world black people are discriminated against.
This is not a message of hate or resentment. No this is a message of truth. This is a message of reality. We need to take of the fog filled glasses and look clearly at our situation. Europe created the systematic racism America followed during slavery. They are not exempt from racism and oppression. They created it. American whites adopted the model and tweaked it where, necessary.
I know that Oprah got a reality check. No matter how rich, powerful, or influential she may be, she is still black and that will still contribute to her mistreatment.
Yes, it is a somber reality, but we have to remember that until we demand, rally, gain economic power, unify and build we will not get more and there will be little progress. We have to realize our power, intelligence and worth and truly rally towards change. –M. Millie
Family, what are your thoughts on Oprah Winfrey‘s discrimination claims?