Television personality giant Oprah Winfrey — a woman with a net worth of about $2.6 billion, believes that she is still less privileged than a white wage worker living in the rust belt.
Winfrey has jumped head first into the national discourse on racial divisions in America, and she picked sides immediately. One of her remarks made during a recent podcast makes it clear that she isn’t at all interested in mending those historic wounds, but instead ripping them wide open all over again.
As you’ll see in the clip below, Winfrey believes that there is absolutely no condition where a white person living in America is less “privileged” than anyone else. It doesn’t matter that someone like her — who grew up in poverty and rose to become one of the most successful television personalities of all time — can make it just by living in America. All that matters to progressives now is a skin-deep analysis. If you are white, you benefit from a system that puts you on the top by putting others down.
If this sounds like a bunch of nonsense to you, that’s because it is. This isn’t to suggest that dark periods of history such as slavery and the Jim Crow South did not have far-reaching effects. The left’s analysis of “privilege” is just provably misguided.
The story of America is one of a people that came to accept and expand the original promise outlined in the Declaration of Independence. And it’s true that promise did not initially apply to all Americans. But over time — through truly heroic struggles — all Americans came to be entitled to life, liberty, and property.
There was a time when this was an understood fact in American life. But with political agitators like Oprah lending credence to the destructive Marxist idea that America was intentionally built upon a system of oppression, this is no longer an understood truth.
This is what makes statements like the one you’re about to hear so dangerous.
Here’s Michael Knowles with the clip.
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