It would be foolish to not recognize that we have evolved, in that we're we're not still facing the same kind of terrorism against black people en masse as was displayed with the Scottsboro boyssaid Oprah Winfrey in her BBC interview, before qualifying that with a "but":
Are there places [in America] where people are still terrorized because of the color of their skin, because of the color of their black skin? Yes.Meanwhile, Oprah Winfrey had an entirely different approach to Switzerland for the Zurich incident of racism, minimizing the whole affair before… apologizing to the Swiss!
Speaking on the red carpet premiere for her new film, Lee Daniels' The Butler, Winfrey said: "I think that incident in Switzerland was just an incident in Switzerland."
"I'm really sorry that it got blown up. I purposely did not mention the name of the store. I'm sorry that I said it was Switzerland," she added.In other words, a racist occurrence in a foreign country turns out to have just been an incident and, in any case — whatever magnitude the racist occurrence really was — in the same way that Oprah never mentioned the Zurich store name to protect the storeowners, she should — for reasons of diplomacy, presumably, and good manners — have protected the Swiss nation and the Swiss people by not mentioning the country in which it took place…
Meanwhile, Americans she considers racists are the perpetrators of a "kind of terrorism" who need to die…
Double standards, anyone?
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