FLASHBACK: Oprah on Ending Racism: Old White People ‘Have to Die’

Ah, memories.

With all the talk about Oprah Winfrey possibly running for president, we thought it might be good to reach back in the archives and remind readers of O’s true nature — a nature prone to suggesting old white people need to die in order to rid the world of racism — against blacks only, of course, not the other way around.

In a BBC interview from 2013, Oprah remarked that society had “evolved” to the point where “we’re not still facing the same kind of terrorism against black people en masse as was displayed with [in the past].”

“It’s gotten better,” she added. “Are there still places where people are terrorized because of the color of their skin — because of the color of their black skin? Yes.”

We got it — black skin only.

When the BBC reporter asked if she was saying problem solved, she let him know by no means, but talked about a solution — a final solution, if you will:

“I’m saying problem not solved. I’m saying that, you know, that’s the beauty of a film like ‘The Butler,’ and it’s the beauty of a film like ’12 Years a Slave,’ and it’s the beauty of what we’re seeing on stage with ‘Scottsboro Boys’ is that it allows people to see where the root of the problem started. It allows people to see, ‘Oh, that’s where it all started, this is how far we’ve come, and now this is how much farther we need to go.’ Of course, problem is not solved. 

“You know, as long as people can be judged by the color of their skin, problem’s not solved. As long as there are people who still, there’s a whole generation – I say this, you know, I said this, you know, for apartheid South Africa, I said this for my own, you know, community in the south - there are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die.”

So very presidential.

In the same interview, Oprah talked about how there is too much disrespect for the office of the president. Of course, Barack Obama was president at that time. She recalled Republican congressman Joe Wilson calling him a liar during a speech to emphasize the level of disrespect Obama received as president. Wonder how she feels about the level of disrespect aimed at President Trump now that he’s in office?