Oprah Winfrey: Old racists 'just have to die'
theGRIO REPORT - Oprah Winfrey said during an interview that one of the ways for racism to come to an end is for older racists to die.
Oprah Winfrey said during a BBC interview that one of the ways for racism to come to an end is for older racists to die.
The media mogul is in the UK promoting her new film The Butler, where she expressed her views on racism in America.
“There are still generations of people, older people, who are born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die,” she said.
The interviewer, Will Gompertz, asked Winfrey if she felt Obama received unfair criticism because he is an African-American president.
“I think that there’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs and that occurs in some cases, and maybe even many cases because [Obama’s] African-American,” Winfrey responded.
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