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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Cal Thomas Refutes Oprah Winfrey's Comments About Race

Oprah Winfrey has been making a lot of questionable statements about race lately. In the below interview by Fox's Lauren Green,  I think Cal Thomas expresses it pretty well.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/2848922823001/bias-bash--oprahs-idea-on-how-to-end-racism/

What I would say to Winfrey is that white people in America today are not the enemy of black people. It is absurd to claim (especially now) that criticism of the President stems from racism against an African-American in the White House. This president is doing a horrible job of running this country, and health care has awakened millions of people to the reality of this administration.

In terms of the many problems facing black communities in the US, white racism (as black radio commentator Larry Elder often says) is way down the list. The real problem now is lack of a stable two-parent family when 70% of black children are born out of wedlock. That has led to problems like this:

http://nypost.com/2013/11/22/nypd-hate-crime-unit-probing-brooklyn-knockout-attack/

Another "knock out" attack by gangs of black youth aimed at innocent white victims-especially if they appear to be Jewish. (And if you haven't heard about this in recent weeks, you need to seriously re-examine where you get your news from.)

Racism?

Absolutely, but you won't see Eric Holder's Justice Department getting involved in what now appears to be a wave of hate crimes sweeping large cities around the nation. Where is the NAACP? Where is the Congressional Black Caucus?

Where is Oprah Winfrey?

1 comment:

Siarlys Jenkins said...

This might be worth reading if you included a link to exactly what Oprah Winfrey said.

She's entirely capable of saying something stupid now and then, as are we all. If Cal Thomas said the sun rises in the east, I'd wake up early some morning to check it out for myself.