Oprah Says America’s Still A Racist Nation That ‘Lynches Blacks’ — Gets Throttled

Oprah Winfrey hosted a “virtual town hall” for “prominent black figures” to discuss the George Floyd situation and the “defund the police” movement. The billionaire talk show queen claimed that America is still a racist nation that “lynches blacks” and then asked: “Is this the moment that will finally change our country?” Well, that’s when poor Oprah got throttled by patriotic Americans. You’ll love this.

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Media mogul Oprah Winfrey weighed in on the death of George Floyd on Tuesday, comparing his death to the days of Jim Crow and racial segregation where African-Americans would often be lynched.

Hosting a virtual town hall with black activists and Hollywood figures, the billionaire talk show host argued this could be a “tipping point” for race relations in America as violent protests, largely associated with the Black Lives Matter, continue to rock the country.

“Over the years of the Oprah show, I did over 100 shows about racism. In all of those experiences, though, I don’t recall a moment quite like this one. Because we find our nation on a precipice, a true tipping point, I believe,” Oprah said.

“And just like all of you for the past few weeks, I’ve been talking and Zooming with friends, and the same question keeps popping up over and over,” Winfrey added. “Is this the moment that will finally change our country, where people will recognize systemic racism for the problem and the evil that it is?”

While all of America condemned the killing of Floyd and called for swift justice, most Americans do not believe our entire nation must be “transformed.” Neither do we believe in this concept of “systemic racism.”

But the 66-year-old talk show queen was just getting warmed up. 

“During the conversation, which included interviews with film director Ava DuVernay and Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams, the 66-year-old compared what happened to Floyd to the days of racial segregation and Jim Crow,” Breitbart reports.

“We can’t move forward without calling out that pain,” Oprah said. “Watching the life seep from George Floyd’s body caused a kind of universal shock and pain. For black people everywhere, we recognized that knee on the neck.”

“Isn’t it very much like in the days of Jim Crow when black men would be lynched and dragged through the town as an example for other people to see, watching black men be shot on camera and nothing happens is a triggering thing?” the OWN boss continued. “There’s this memory that we have of everything that’s gone in the past, so when this keeps occurring, it is re-traumatizing.”

Americans blasted Oprah soundly for claiming as a nation we still lynch blacks. 

“BTW, Oprah … Those ‘Jim Crow’ laws, enforcing racial segregation in the south in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, WERE ENACTED BY WHITE DEMOCRAT-DOMINATED STATE LEGISLATURES to disenfranchise and remove political and economic gains made by blacks,” tweeted Antonia Noeske.

“@Oprah are you ignorant that #Democrat party pushed #JimCrow Law? #Lynching? Even White Republicans were Lynched. YOU ARE IGNORANT OF FACTS. SAD,” tweeted “iMaGiNeprints.”

“After attempts by Rich Elites & Celebrities to accept their advice as Gospel, we rejected their insensitivity. But thx to the death of a man they didn’t know, we must listen to em or else,” tweeted Samantha Jones.

“Oprah Compares George Floyd Death to ‘The Days of Jim Crow When Black Men Would Be Lynched‘ What is it with these Left Wing DemoKKKrats like O. W.?? They NEVER have a solution, just Dredge up OLD HATRED and Throw MORE gas on that FIRE. Disgusting,” tweeted Herman Vogel.

“She’s hidden her racism for decades while making millions off of white women,” tweeted Twitter user “David.”

“The NYT writer who won the Pulitzer recently just said on the Oprah special that many blacks are afraid of being Lynched. As in modern-day. Wow, where? We should make the 10th Oscar-nominated movie of the last 3 years about it,” tweeted Eddie Scarry.

“Oprah has the Gaul to compare the death of George Floyd to the innocent blacks that were lynched by democrat mobs without any penalty, Floyd didn’t deserve to die, but unlike the democrat lynchings this cop will go to jail, there is no comparison, justice Will be served,” tweeted Twitter user “Viking.”

Having once been considered a unifying figure with her long-running syndicated talk show, Oprah Winfrey has increasingly waded into politics and its surrounding issues over the past decade, even mulling the possibility of a presidential run.

In the 2018 midterm elections, she campaigned for Stacey Abrams against Republican Brian Kemp in Georgia, while she also donated $500,000 to the anti-Second Amendment campaign “March for Our Lives” that same year.

Americans now see Oprah as just another race-baiting figure along the lines of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Anyone who uses Floyd’s death to push this preposterous notion that America remains this horrible racist nation is selling a lie, and we all know a lie when we hear it.

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Rebecca Diserio is a conservative writer and speaker who has been featured in numerous high profile publications. She's a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Lakewood, CA and worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse at USC Medical Center. A former Tea Party spokesman, she helped manage Star Parker’s campaign for US Congress and hosted a popular conservative radio show where she interviewed Dr. Alveda King, Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh, and Michelle Malkin. A police widow, she resides in Southern California.