Monday, September 25, 2006

Oprah is Racist

In the most recent example of the race double standard, Oprah giggles about havin po' white folk work for her:

Among many, many other things, Oprah talked about her humble beginnings in Mississippi, and particularly about how her mother's highest aspiration for her was that she might end up cleaning white people's houses, because "they give away nice clothes." And then Oprah pointed out that now that she's Oprah, she has "all these white people" working for her, and that in fact there's only one black person on the staff.
Isn't that funny? Imagine a white guy with humble beginnings saying something similar -- I used to work for a black guy and now -- haha -- now all these black people are working for me! If you think I'm over exaggerating, please remember the furor over the use of the word niggardly a few years ago.