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Oprah Winfrey Called “Ignorant” by Indian Critics After Her Two Hour Special on India

Things just seem to get stranger and stranger for the superhero known as Oprah Winfrey.  This week, Winfrey was verbally body-slammed by critics in India after doing a recent two hour special about her trip to the country.  The special was aired in the US back in April, but it wasn’t until this week that it was shown in India.

During the special, Winfrey visits several sections of the country, including a stop at the Taj Mahal and a slum in Mumbai.   But some accused her of playing to stereotypes.

Aseem Chhabra, a reporter for the Mumbai Mirror,  said this to US media: “It’s all the stereotypes and all the clichés the West has, between the elephants and the palaces and the snake charmers and cows…I think I expected a lot more from somebody like Oprah Winfrey.”

Some also criticized Oprah for acting surprised that many Indians eat with their hands, and were offended that she was shocked that a family lived in such a tiny home.

“Myopic, unaware, ignorant and gauche,” said journalist Rajyasree Sen. “This was Middle America at its best worst.”

Oprah Winfrey’s representatives weren’t interested in backing down and instead took the time to defend their boss.   A rep from team Oprah said:  “The intention of the program was to explore the beautiful culture and spirit of the country. We enjoyed the time we spent there and were touched by the people who so generously shared their stories for the show.”

The statement doesn’t seem to explain away the ignorance, but at least they’re saying something.  This was not the first time that Winfrey ran into controversy during her trip to India.  Her bodyguards got into a scuffle with Indian media and were detained by police.  They were released after issuing an apology to the media.

 

 

 

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  1. Being “ignorant” is not really a bad thing. Hell I am ignorant about a lot of things and I am very well rounded and educated. Perhaps she is ignorant about India and they are also ignorant about the ins and outs of the US. Just because she is a celebrity and extremly rich does not mean crap! She is human

    • 3rd world people love to come to America and brainwash black americans that they are better than we are. They dont want their dirty culture exposed. If most american negroes knew how vile, despicable, and devil worshipping the average 3rd world person is, we would not allow them in our homes or communities.

      Discoversy wasn’t criticized by the Indians when the most shocking documentary of how peasant indian women, not engaged or married by the age of 12 being automatically seized by the village pimps that had the traditiional right to sell them to all the men of the village for the rest of their life. Those hard azz indian pimp predators made our american pimps look like saints LOL LOL

    • 3rd world people love to come to America and brainwash black americans that they are better than we are. They dont want their dirty culture exposed. If most american negroes knew how vile, despicable, and devil worshipping the average 3rd world person is, we would not allow them in our homes or communities.

      Discoversy wasn’t criticized by the Indians when the most shocking documentary of how peasant indian women, not engaged or married by the age of 12 being automatically seized by the village pimps that had the traditiional right to sell them to all the men of the village for the rest of their life. Those hard azz indian pimp predators made our american pimps look like saints LOL LOL

  2. Haywood Fennell, Sr.

    I am not surprised at the response that Ms Winfrey received based on India’s use of a caste system along with its being dominated for centuries by the British and their discriminatory practices. While India is in the “twilight of the technical” revolution and imitating and not creating they remain stagnant in learning the importance of human values. Why would Ms Winfrey spend ALL that production money in India when there is much better coverage in America and where it is needed in response to ALL the negatives reported by the media. Later for India.

  3. India people in and out of America are ignorant about African-Americans and any other Americans. They do want our money and America’s wealth.

  4. I was thinking the same thing! Who knows everything?!! They are critical of alot outside of their own. I know firsthand! IJS What are you gonna do!!!

  5. Surprised? She’s also ignorant of black culture. If she is knowledgeable she certainly choose to ignore much of it. How many whites have Oprah made millionaires and how many blacks?

    A New York Times profile of Oprah caught her essence,”Oprah is a true believer in her own guru-hood work and, as with most Aunt Jemimas, believes that “merit” and “hardwork”–and not her sordid history of obsequiousness–made her what she is. In a racist society, the majority needs, and seeks, from time to time, proof that they are loved by the minority whom they have so long been accustomed to oppress, to fear exaggeratedly, or to treat with real or assumed disdain. They need that love, and they need to love in return, in order to believe that they are good. Oprah Winfrey-a one person demilitarized zone–bas served that purpose.”
    If I am wrong feel free to enlighten me. I certainly have more arguments than the ones presented here.

  6. I see no ignorance in her not knowing about the culture of India, she went there to learn.I grew up i the Caribbean where I can boast of having Hindu and Muslim neighbors, I went to a Hindu school (I’m black african) and celebrated Divali (the festival of ligts) and Eid with my neighbors, they all use cutlery except on special occasions ie:weddngs and their holiday celebrations, but not everybody will know that. I have no problem with her not knowing.

    • It is good to proceed into unknown places sometimes. We should not be so critical. I have a great deal of respect for Oprah regardless of what anyone on this blog states. Peace ya’ll.

  7. Oprah, isn’t perfect, but this should open her eyes to trying to be better and not cocky because she is Oprah. For a long time she hid and was protected, but now that her TV show is over she has to work harder to prove that her channel deserves the same recognition as her show did.

  8. RE Sister Oprah: A descendant of African slaves myself, and growing up in the Deep South, I saw older descendants of slave parents and grandparents eat with their fingers (not their HANDS). As a college student in California, I saw a well-educated man, born and reared in Ghana, eat “ground nut” soup with his fingers without spilling a drop of it. He explained to me that the soup does not touch the hand but is scouped up with the length of the three fingers which are between the little finger and the thumb. I understood that this use of the fingers in his African culture was just as refined as our use of the knife, fork and spoon. Of course, our slave foreparents lost the refinement of their finger etiquette after they were dragged to America in chains and treated like animals for generations.

  9. PS: I still to this day eat Indian food with my hands, no big deal

  10. Arabs eat with their Hands some Africans eat with their Hands Russian Muslims Eat with their Hands we must become cultured. Some Negroes believe that the whiteman is most Civilized go ahead Dummies

    • To an Educated Person this makes Sense

      Seriously dude????? She ignorant because she doesn’t cater to a particular race?? or because someone isn’t using that sorry lame excuse argument about the white man???? oh, my bad. lolllololololololol…………you’re sick

  11. Who in the hell would want to go to that stinking country anyways? I watched a documentary once about india where they featured this man drinking what looked like milk from a quarry in the street at the same time there were about 3 rats drinking the same milk from the very same quarry as the man at the same time.Thats all i need to know about india.

    • Couldn’t people say similar things about any American ghetto?

    • Oprah is human and thus, not expected to be 100% perfect. If sharing milk with 3 rats is “stinking,” what do we say about some Americans eating from the same plate with dogs and cats, etc, even sleeping on the same bed with them. Just check around you. What might be bad in one man’s eye may be good in another’s. It might be cultural and no culture surpasses others.

  12. Oprah Winfrey has always been gauche. She’s never had any class.

    Oprah’s wheelhouse is entertaining fat, uneducated women who sit at home at 4 pm. She should have stuck to it.

  13. ”It’s all the stereotypes and all the clichés the West has, between the elephants and the palaces and the snake charmers and cows…I think I expected a lot more from somebody like Oprah Winfrey.”

    This Indian critic could have been describing 90% of the movies coming out of Ballywood or Bollywood, whatever the hell they call their Hollywood.

    • To an Educated Person this makes Sense

      lolllololol…………….that was a good one…..too funny…………………..

  14. In today’s media world people are to be well researched in all aspects of their content for any programming to air and by all means people are beginning to find out that Oprah Winfrey isn’t want she appeared to be will working for the “white” man! Now, she has to fend for herself that is in ownership decisions she isn’t doing that well more so relying on the past interviews that came through the white man’s programming and all she had to do was interview for which she is good at.
    The facts are she’s a poor entrepreneur and in time her empire of billionaire status will decrease for she has already begin to sell off personal properties at lower than market prices. Oprah isn’t what she has been built up to be so get use to that and in time you all will seee for yoourself.

  15. Hello negative critics of Oprah, if you KNOW she is having problems maintaining her sucess, give her some useful, powerful positive encouragment. But we don’t just way and see her fail down. If we do that, We are already down.

  16. It is unforgivable to do a two-hour program on a country with a very different culture and not research that culture. Oprah did not do her homework. She cannot be excused for being culturally ignorant; once she decided to do the program, she was obligated to learn as much as she could about India. Her ego has caused her to make several missteps in the recent past: she fired important people in her fledgling network because they, who knew more about the inner workings of a network than she does, wouldn’t follow her wrong-headed ideas. I know she wishes she could get them back.

    • Well-rounded arguments. However, reading your comments brought on a nagging suspicion question. So I guess, I might as well write it. It seems to me that you might be one of her ex-important person. Just saying!

  17. Bob R. Lee, Jr.

    If anyone is expecting folk from one of the most racist ‘caste systems’ in the World to give credit to any person of African descent, they might as well expect this ‘first Black’ president to focus some of His Power on bringing real equality to the 14% of the descendants of America’s ex – communicated African slaves.

    Our lady, Madam Winfrey, I believe, has very good intentions when she does what she do. The problem with many of these statements is that, Indians would have us (Black folk) believe that they are morally, and ethically sound in regards to its millions of “their wretched poor”, or that their many cultures/religions does nothing to quell the discriminatory practices against its “untouchable”, or ‘dark skinned’ population. Maybe, had “O” broadcast pictures of ‘black Buddah’ with the ‘swazika’ on his forehead (Indian origin of Aryan ideals), those who are offended would be more careful in their criticism of our larger than life ‘sister’.

  18. While it is true that anyone who’s lucky enough to garner her attention for their story, service, or product, usually become a success over night, this opportunity is open to anyone with a great idea or who is successfully driven to make a change. She is not just trying to target Caucasians to make them rich. Stop race baiting! These people had to be on top of their game to be noticed by Oprah so don’t think for a second that these people just happened to be sitting her studio audience and thought it would be cool to go up and shake her hand after the show. Also, please remember that her main key demographic of her shows were Caucasian and I definitely don’t believe that it was intentional. I go even further to say if she had to rely on a totally African American base then her show would be no more. I have the credibility to speak on this because I am African American. You have yet to establish yours? Just because you use a quote from a newspaper does not give you the insight to makes such comments.

    Oprah has a tight team for the most part, that does their due diligence before doing a project. Believe me she kept it light hearted, informative, and entertaining for her audience. Americans always need to be spoon fed anyway so it was done in decent taste overall. I just find that some of these comments are based on sheer knit picking. I am proudly born in raised Muslim, my parents were Muslim and yes I am African American. It is tradition, particularly with Muslims to eat with their hands as it is in many different countries around the world. However, I can remember being in Kenya and I received a few weird looks because I sometimes ate with my hands. I wasn’t surprised seeing as though this country (Kenya) was once colonized by the British but I was happy to see that this country was also getting back to their own traditional foods by ditching the scones for ugali.

    It’s so easy for people to sit around and criticize others who have more. You’ll never know the full story about those who have shaken the odds and have became successful so why put all of your energy into arriving at conclusions when you don’t have all the facts.

    One last thing, as for the critics who called her ignorant, maybe they didn’t agree with having some of their dirty laundry exposed, speaking from someone who’s been to India and knows about Indian culture, it could have been much worse so again kudos to her for keeping it light.

  19. SORRY BUT I LEFT THE FIRST IMPORTANT PARAGRAGH OUT OF MY COMMENT THAT WAS INITIALLY A RESPONSE TO BAHITI’S COMMENT:

    Bahiti,
    I disagree that Oprah is ignorant to her own black culture. You obviously don’t know this woman’s history to make such an uninformed comment. This woman has built an empire from her American viewers however since you want to make this about race, which is a weak argument in itself, let’s break it down shall we.

    While it is true that anyone who’s lucky enough to garner her attention for their story, service, or product, usually become a success over night, this opportunity is open to anyone with a great idea or who is successfully driven to make a change. She is not just trying to target Caucasians to make them rich. Stop race baiting! These people had to be on top of their game to be noticed by Oprah so don’t think for a second that these people just happened to be sitting her studio audience and thought it would be cool to go up and shake her hand after the show. Also, please remember that her main key demographic of her shows were Caucasian and I definitely don’t believe that it was intentional. I go even further to say if she had to rely on a totally African American base then her show would be no more. I have the credibility to speak on this because I am African American. You have yet to establish yours? Just because you use a quote from a newspaper does not give you the insight to makes such comments.

    Oprah has a tight team for the most part, that does their due diligence before doing a project. Believe me she kept it light hearted, informative, and entertaining for her audience. Americans always need to be spoon fed anyway so it was done in decent taste overall. I just find that some of these comments are based on sheer knit picking. I am proudly born in raised Muslim, my parents were Muslim and yes I am African American. It is tradition, particularly with Muslims to eat with their hands as it is in many different countries around the world. However, I can remember being in Kenya and I received a few weird looks because I sometimes ate with my hands. I wasn’t surprised seeing as though this country (Kenya) was once colonized by the British but I was happy to see that this country was also getting back to their own traditional foods by ditching the scones for ugali.
    It’s so easy for people to sit around and criticize others who have more. You’ll never know the full story about those who have shaken the odds and have became successful so why put all of your energy into arriving at conclusions when you don’t have all the facts.

    One last thing, as for the critics who called her ignorant, maybe they didn’t agree with having some of their dirty laundry exposed, speaking from someone who’s been to India and knows about Indian culture, it could have been much worse so again kudos to her for keeping it light.

  20. Oprah’s sponsors are white, rich, and myopic, so how do you expect her to know anything outside of that. She doesn’t even know what color she is. When was the last time you saw her visiting a black upcoming enterprenuer? She certainly has time to promote Dr Phil and Dr Oz. How many black people has she endorsed?

  21. Oprah’s sponsors are white, rich, and myopic, so how do you expect her to know anything outside of that. She doesn’t even know what color she is. When was the last time you saw her visiting a black upcoming enterprenuer? She certainly has time to promote Dr Phil and Dr Oz. How many black people has she endorsed?

  22. Yes there’s cultural differences that are not understood by Americans but the truth is India, a country with 4 times the population is about to eat our lunch!

    They don’t have the attitude “intelligence is being white”.

    Unlike black America they have not been sucking on the TIT of the Government for the last 60 years!

    Unlike America they don’t have projects, food stamps, ADC, unemployment compensation or any other of the freebe’s we get.

    All of the Oprah haters and those who claim racist when a person say’s or does something you don’t agree with, better get a new attitude, because while you are screaming racism everyone else is passing you by, Indian,Chinese, Somalian, Latino, Vietnamese .

    The TIT has dried up! The government is pushing you away, the President can’t help you, the country is broke.

    Those who understand economic’s and how capitalism works already know what they must do, those who don’t will be like the people during Katrina who paid no attention when told a big bad hurricane is coming!

    • I’m in agreement 100% that TOO MANY (white, black,etc.) have been on the goverment’s dime for too long. Being blacks are 12-14% of the population (depending on whom you ask), the effects of this dependancy is much more prevalent and Katrina should have taught many folks a valuable lesson. Quite a few of them could not leave before the hurricane, due to waiting for government checks.

      God Bless the Child who has its own.

  23. Jojonoir,
    How can possibly know what Oprah does. She promotes plenty of African Americans. Do you even watch her network or are you simply being apart of the hate bargade? I wish black folk would stop that who attitude of thinking because an African American is rich and tends to have a different audience that somehow they’ve lost their identity. You are what you believe. So if you want to live and wallow in negativity, then that is what you will continue to spew. All these negative comments. People, are you really that unhappy with your own lives.

    The same folk that think that the president is not doing enough for the African Americans are the same people who aren’t trying to help themselves. Change starts with yourself.

  24. Indians from India are some of the most racist people around when it comes to black people, even though many of them are just as dark or darker than many black people. India still has remnants of their caste system, where they labeled a group of dark-skinned Indians as ‘untouchable’, and had pretty much ostracized them. Many Indians from India, particularly ones that have migrated to this country, consider themselves ‘white’, and have done everything in their power to disassociate themselves from black people. They try to look down their dark-skinned noses at us. Many would call this post racist, however it is just the truth.

  25. I know this is a hard concept for most brain washed knee-grows who spend their whole lives waiting and wishing for approval from people that hate you. But it’s okay to dislike them back. You can’t really love without the opposite emotion of hate. If your enemy insults you consider it a compliment. You have done well.

  26. I think its sad watching her fall so far out of favor with “her public” I know that sounds goofy but for 20 plus years she was bigger than the queen of england. Then her one huge mistake wether she or her handlers will admit it or not was jumping into politics in order to sway the election for (my opinion only) a typical S Chicago black politician who has no skills except taking from those who pay taxes to buy votes from those who do not.
    I know in Dallas, OKC, Tulsa, KC, Minneapolis, Denver, Indianapolis she dropped off the charts with a huge percenatge of her viewers.
    I am now convinced she would never of dropped so far had she backed hillary and would not of dropped at all had she not gotten involved publically.
    But as I heard by a group of real estate women in Denver a week ago, “She made her choice, she showed her true colors and is paying the price for it” Ironically these women were black professionals who grew up inspired by her. I asked the vocal one who they supported and I was surprised again. “She said we liked Santorum over Romney but anyone will out do obama just showing up”
    I know my wife thought the world of her until she went obama goofy, I asked her what she thought and she said “We assumed being black she was leftist but she also came out of what we thought was a God Fearing church which didnt make sense as you cannot be a Christian and vote for obama ? Why I asked “He has been a baby killing advocate from day one, God does not condone murder”
    Bottom line its been sad watching her fall but hey shes got billions she can give it to her prez and be content!!

    • G3 you are crazy, without Bill Clinton Hillary is just another face in the feminist crowd. The way she treated MR. OBAMA during the campaign was short of vile. Go back over the 2008 tapes on you-tube and carefully watch the camera show her disdain for him, she is lucky he is a more decent soul than she is. She would be out of work.

  27. Now that White people has kicked her to the curb, she is now catering to Blacks. Too late Oprah.

  28. Best advice for MS. O is to stick to what she knows best, her covert gay and lesbian agenda which she has done an excellent job promoting. Second why not make your new agenda “The plight of the black male in America” see if you can research why the black male has so much difficulty succeeding in a white-male dominated corporate world and give some tips on how to beat the system, you seem to have done that. Whats your trick???

  29. Personally, I loved the show on India. Oprah asked the questions that the average viewer was thinking. Of course the Indians were upset with this show. It was done by a black woman, an individual they traditional think of as worthless. All of the Indian people I have come in contact with think of themselves as whites and they are way darker than I am and for that matter darker than Oprah. So I expected they wouls call her ignorant…but she is not the one, they are!!!

  30. Come on people Oprah, is an American born and bred on our way of life. Anything that seem different is some what surprising. I was born someplace else, and when I return to my own country where I was born, some things surprised me.
    We are trying to hard to remake the world in our own image.It’s not going to happen. This is not a movie where you can make it end the way we want it, it is real life.
    Oprah, is a wonderful person, but even though she come from humble begining, that was a long time ago. She cannot relate to that life and world anymore, neither can I. We move away and we move on, it is hard to go back.

  31. Ms. Winfrey is to be proud of herself for whatever she has placed her hand upon to bring to the public’s attention. I thoroughly enjoyed her presentation on India and found it to be informative. Whether she presented stereotypical areas of the country or not, that is precisely what the viewers would want to see on a two hour show. If they wanted specialized research on India, that would have been another channel, program and time.

    I would say to Ms. Winfrey: you are undoubtedly one of the most intelligent individuals one could know as a person who has general public knowledge and not one who has specialized in the study of a particular area of knowledge. You persist in representing yourself and everyone else very well. I for one am exceptionally proud of you and what you do.

    I also am aware of your commitment to your own people that you do not even promote for yourself. Continue to do your good works in private, and you will indeed be blessed in return. I am one of many who has the highest hopes for your TV network even though you may have made some errors in judgment in firing certain people. But all this is a learning experience and you and no one else is perfect. I wish you the best even when you have these ignorant detractors who have nothing but contempt for their own non-productiveness that they wish to inflict upon others. Just overlook their crassness. It is so small-minded and insensitive; that’s what is REALLY ignorant.

    Oprah Winfrey will continue to be on top of her game as always, because she surrounds herself with a top-notch staff. I predict that ON will eventually be a network to be reckoned with. It just takes time and experience. All the other networks had to learn by doing, so should she be gi ven time to do the same.

  32. Ms. Winfrey is to be proud of herself for whatever she has placed her hand upon to bring to the public’s attention. I thoroughly enjoyed her presentation on India and found it to be informative. Whether she presented stereotypical areas of the country or not, that is precisely what the viewers would want to see on a two hour show. If they wanted specialized research on India, that would have been another channel, program and time.

    I would say to Ms. Winfrey: you are undoubtedly one of the most intelligent individuals one could know as a person who has general public knowledge and not one who has specialized in the study of a particular area of knowledge. You persist in representing yourself and everyone else very well. I for one am exceptionally proud of you and what you do.

    I also am aware of your commitment to your own people that you do not even promote for yourself. Continue to do your good works in private, and you will indeed be blessed in return. I am one of many who has the highest hopes for your TV network even though you may have made some errors in judgment in firing certain people. But all this is a learning experience and you and no one else is perfect. I wish you the best even when you have these ignorant detractors who have nothing but contempt for their own non-productiveness that they wish to inflict upon others. Just overlook their crassness. It is so small-minded and insensitive; that’s what is REALLY ignorant.

    Oprah Winfrey will continue to be on top of her game as always, because she surrounds herself with a top-notch staff. I predict that OWN will eventually be a network to be reckoned with. It just takes time and experience. All the other networks had to learn by doing, so should she be given time to do the same.

    CORRECTED COPY. USE THIS ONE PLEASE.

  33. @Rex….Stop being so ignorant! Who was offended in India? Understand the caste system there….Eastern Indians are often very racists toward their own darker, poorer, less educated brothers in India. Just to give you a little understanding of the culture, read Salman Rusdie’s, “Midnight’s Children”. Although it is a work of fiction, it does explain a lot about the more educated, lighter hued Eastern Indians. Stop hating on Ophrah Winfrey…I expect criticism from white haters like Rex (he’s not fooling anybody), but our people need to stop “being” crabs in a barrel and pulling each other down. We should be proud that someone in our race has the ability and the means to do Great Things. Grow up Black America!

  34. Rev. George Brooks

    As much as I love and respect Oprah Winfrey, I sadly have to say that I don’t think she has a clue as to what she really wants to do with this TV network to get it really on the ball. And she seems to be trying everything. What the heck did she decide to go to India for in the first place, when there are so much that needs to be covered and talked about right here in America. Especially , with so much that is needed among our black folks, even while she can still cover some other folks as well. I’m not seeing much about blacks on her show, which I have wanted to call upon her to give more focus of our black colleges, as one major concern. And I just hope that she does not end up broke fooling with all of those whites and Jews that are dominating her, now that much of the money for the network is coming out of her pocket. Unlike when she was doing things before. You know, whites and Jews like to see blacks that have money end up broke and begging. Even Michael Jackson finally found this out, after it was too late, when he said it was how the Jews were doing him, and do to all others. Give them money, cars, homes, and so forth, and than work to get them to end up broke, is how he put it. And called Jews “leeches,” which is absolutely correct. It’s no telling how much was spent on her and the crew, and everything, on this stupid trip to India. — Rev. George Brooks

  35. Why does everyone want to pigeon hole Oprah into “African-American this or that? Heck, if it were a matter of her getting rich off of black people she would still be stuck trying to get a pilot for a talk show-Y’all know what I am talking about. Money is green. Oprah knows she is black, have you seen her hair other than on the show! She knows exactly who she is!

  36. I don’t care what they say about Oprah, I’ll still be a fan.

  37. "rap" the original,hbcu,g-phi-g,ciaa for life

    please. I have never seen an indian in a black store. Have you?
    they are like a cult. I don’t know any body black or white that has an indian friend.
    the two indian governors are super conservative, but they were given a job – their families – by black colleges.
    food stamps my but! they don’t believe in sharing, it’s every family for themselves.
    USA. ALL the way.

  38. INDIANS AS A GROUP HOLD MUCH DISDAIN FOR BLACKS AS A GROUP. THEY ARE AS RACIST AS WHITE AMERICAN RACIST. SOMEONE ON HERE WAS RIGHT. I SAW THEM DRINKING MILK FROM BOWLS THAT WERE DEFECATED IN BY RATS. THEY LIVE I RAT INFESTED VILLAGES AND TEND TO THIS DISEASE CARRYING POPULATION IN DEDICATED TEMPLES. THEY HAVE A GROUP CALLED THE UNTOUCHABLES, LOOKED DOWN ON BY THE LIGHTER SKINNED INDIANS BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK. INDIANS SOME OF THE MOST PREJUDICED PEOPLE I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED, AND THEY DO CONSIDER THEMSELVES CAUCASOIDS. THEY ARE DISRESPECTFUL AND DONOT ASSOCIATE WITH BLACK PEOPLE.

  39. Nilla, I couldn’t have stated it better, sweetie. Oprah has it going on and she will never need our help, thank god b/c our people are haters of our own people’s success. Nilla you are not only Afr. American but you are the voice of reasoning, the intellectual mind and thread to our success as a culture. What we Afr. Americans fail to realize is that we as a people will never garner respect from others unless we stop this in-hating of ourselves I see it everyday. People Oprah has been positive from day one – lets try a little positivity. Throw negativity out the window of our daily lives. Assist one another instead of getting in the way.

  40. AFTER WATCHING THE “COLOR PURPLE”. OPRAH WILL ALWAYS BE BLACK/AFRICAN AMERICAN TO ME, NO MATTER HOW MUCH MONEY SHE HAS. LOL let’s lighted up on Oprah!

  41. Some people in India still have a “Untouchable Complex” Oprah is beyond their “Touch” she is insurmontable ,Great!

  42. Amen, Bahati Sobukwe!!!

    Oprah has always targeted her show towards the White middle-upper and upper-classes.
    She does exhibit a total lack of cultural competence…for erroneously believing that all the “self-help” shows she’s done…applies to all groups of people.
    That’s absolutely ridiculous.

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