ANALYSIS: Oprah to World: Obama is Disrespected Because He’s Black

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  • Oprah Winfrey told the truth: President Barack Obama is often vilified because he’s black.

    “There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African American,” Winfrey said during an interview with the BBC last week. “There’s no question about that. And it’s the kind of thing no one ever says, but everybody’s thinking it.”

    Winfrey is right. Obama is perhaps the most disrespected president in modern history. Winfrey also said GOP Congressman Joe Wilson shouting “You lie!” at the president during a congressional address was the height of disrespect – and she was speaking to a world audience.

    Winfrey’s remarks came as she was honored by President Obama on Wednesday when he presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom award, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

    But Winfrey’s high achievement didn’t stop conservative talk show hosts from attacking her for appearing on the BBC. In fact, Winfrey’s comments about Obama and race sent Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly right over the edge.

    “But Oprah, if black people in this country are so mistreated and so disrespected, how in the name of Sam Hill did you happen?” Limbaugh, the conservative blowhard, said on his radio talk show. “If there is a level of disrespect simply because he’s black then how, Oprah, have you managed to become the at-one-time most popular and certainly wealthiest television personality?”

    Fox television host Bill O’Reilly said President John F. Kennedy was attacked because he was Roman Catholic and was maligned much more than Obama.

    “Oprah definitely has a blind spot when it comes to politics,” O’Reilly said. “She, along with some others, uses a racial prism when analyzing public policy. There is no question that President Bush was attacked far more viciously than President Obama has been. But Miss Winfrey has not acknowledged that as far as I know. Both men had controversies — Bush the Iraq war, Obama healthcare.”

    O’Reilly said “there will always be bigots” who will hate Obama because he’s black, but believes Obama is not being judged unfairly.

    “It is irresponsible of Oprah Winfrey, a woman of influence in this country, to say what she said to the BBC,” he said. “The record shows that Mr. Obama is simply a president who is being criticized for some of his policies.”

    But it’s not just about Obama’s policies – it’s about race, too.

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    1. Don’t forget Warren (white guy) G. Harding–Gee you have to include Both Bush’s hated by a lot of people , Andrew Johnson, another White Guy received a lot flack and was hated by people.
      WOW, Come on people, almost every President was typecast as some kind of bigot who offended someone At some time!

    2. The most disrespected president in history? Really? Up until recently, our president enjoyed very high approval ratings and nearly every media outlet spoke highly of him. Receiving positive and negative feedback comes with the office. Lincoln was despised by the south, people did not like kennedy because he was catholic, people did not like Clinton because he lied to the country about Monica and the list continues. I think the most disrespected president , by disrespected I mean someone who took a whole lot of abuse while in office were carter and George w. bush. The latter was villianized and called a liar.

    3. Pop king M Jackson cried same message years ago and Rolling Stones magazine called him out on it. The white dollar made him rich they reminded him. He was loved and admired by millions of white people. They spent thier white greed $ on him. As a so called white guy, I now refere to myself as an American of color. All Americans are of one color or another. Thats how I practice and embrace color blindness. I embrace my non-racism and non-bigotry everyday because my great country, America is non-racist and non-bigoted. Opra is lowering her intelligence to promote pain and suffering like is doing now.

    4. NO ONE IN AMERICA “MADE” OPRAH WHO SHE IS— NO ONE IN AMERICA “MADE” PRESIDENT OBAMA WHO HE IS— AS IT IS WRITTEN IN THE WORD— JEREMIAH 1:5 “BEFORE I FORMED YOU IN THE WOMB “I KNEW YOU”, BEFORE YOU WERE BORN I SET YOU APART; I APPOINTED YOU AS A PROPHET TO THE NATIONS.” NO ONE IN AMERICA HAS “MADE” ANYONE— BLACK, WHITE, HISPANIC, ASIAN AND SO ON WHO THERE ARE. IF SOMEONE IS SUCCESSFUL IT’S BECAUSE THEY HAVE PUT IN THE WORK, TIME, DEDICATION AND SKILL TO DO SO. THEREFORE WITH THAT BEING SAID “GOD HAS THE BEGINNING AND FINAL SAY SO IN ALLLLLLL”. AS I READ MANY OF THE COMMENTS— IT’S FILLED WITH SUCH HATRED AND THE QUESTION IS— WHY!?!?!?!?!? NO MATTER THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN— BECAUSE IF 10 PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT RACES WERE CUT— ONLY (((((ONE)))))) COLOR WILL APPEAR. THUS WITH THAT BEING SAID— REGARDLESS OF THE DISCORD THAT MAY BE GOING ON AROUND US— BE PEACEFUL— IT’S SO MUCH EASIER TO BE PEACEFUL AS IT TAKES A LOT MORE ENERGY TO HATE AND BE UGLY!!! IN ENDING WE ALL WILL HAVE TO ANSWER FOR OUR ACTIONS ONE DAY— AND THE QUESTION— WHAT WILL YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT YOURS???

    5. Oprah is right in what she said, and more influential people and people in general need to speak out on the mistreatment of President Obama. It is sad that in this day and age all of this hatred is vented towards the President or anyone. President Obama needs to step up and use his executive power in order to get the work done that the American people elected him to do. How can the United States tell foreign countries what to do when they see how people and especially the GOP in the U.S. is treating the President of the United States. The foreign countries are having a laughing field day.

    6. You see, all I hear when powerful people say things like this is, “You see, no matter how hard you work, how far you climb, you will always be judged by the color of your skin”. Forget the fact that you are the leader of the most powerful nation on the planet, or a beloved extremely wealthy talk show host, or …. Fill in the blank….. It is hopeless, hopeless, hopeless. How sad this narrative is. Then when I read post like the ones from sunflower and Betty I just have to shake my head. White people are gonna get what’s coming to them, really? Is that all white people? Including the ones in your family tree? Because I bet there are a few. Is this world wide or just in the USA? When you are done destroying the whites then what? Grow up. I pray we all grow up and change the message, if the message doesn’t change then the problems won’t either. Hate me because I am whitey, insult me for what I say, I know to people like you it doesn’t matter I am damned no matter what. But guess what I have a heart and I do care and I want things better for everyone so I will not be silenced.

    7. Please some of you who cry racism in America argue the numbers with me, THE REAL numbers……you don’t because that facts do PROVE where racism lies in America. To bad your community refuses to do ANYTHING about it.

      I keep seeing the “Obama is president” crap. We all know, shit I VOTED FOR HIM. But hey guess what, his term is almost over and it’ll be a long while before another black man is elected. But do you really think your attitude of not taking responsibility is the answer? Not admitting there is in fact a problem?

      Look at the numbers of crimes committed against whites by blacks……Of course I’m sure in your communities mind this is some how justified….at least that seems to be the mentality.

    8. exert from article:

      After researching the FBI numbers for “Suicide of a Superpower,” this writer concluded: “An analysis of ‘single offender victimization figures’ from the FBI for 2007 finds blacks committed 433,934 crimes against whites, eight times the 55,685 whites committed against blacks. Interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white — with 14,000 assaults on white women by African Americans in 2007. Not one case of a white sexual assault on a black female was found in the FBI study.”

      Though blacks are outnumbered 5-to-1 in the population by whites, they commit eight times as many crimes against whites as the reverse. By those 2007 numbers, a black male was 40 times as likely to assault a white person as the reverse.

      If interracial crime is the ugliest manifestation of racism, what does this tell us about where racism really resides — in America?

      thoughts??? I bet silence lmao

    9. I keep hearing the term “race bater” Oprah is not the race bater. Bill O’Reilly, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and then by extension the Tea Party. They are the race baters, haters, and caterers. It is only when a person of color responds that we, in turn are then called race baters. This is a neat trick by the enemy in is silly and obvious attempt to flip the cript and blame those who fight back. Which is all Oprah, and any conscientious person of color would do. Of course, they draft a few negroes to blur the message and some do fall for the okydoke. Oprah is right. The election of Barak Obama to the presidency has bought out the best and WORST in America. Right now, we are seeing the worst.All Oprah did was point it out. and ig america, the Media, and a few others didnt have their heads in the collective sand, they would admit it themsleves.

      • exert from article:
        After researching the FBI numbers for “Suicide of a Superpower,” this writer concluded: “An analysis of ‘single offender victimization figures’ from the FBI for 2007 finds blacks committed 433,934 crimes against whites, eight times the 55,685 whites committed against blacks. Interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white — with 14,000 assaults on white women by African Americans in 2007. Not one case of a white sexual assault on a black female was found in the FBI study.”
        Though blacks are outnumbered 5-to-1 in the population by whites, they commit eight times as many crimes against whites as the reverse. By those 2007 numbers, a black male was 40 times as likely to assault a white person as the reverse.
        If interracial crime is the ugliest manifestation of racism, what does this tell us about where racism really resides — in America?
        thoughts??? I bet silence lmao

      • Oh really? Limbaugh’s PARENTS were slave owners? Where’s your proof? I can prove that Obama’s ancestors – both black and white – were slave owners. IIn fact, Muslims in Africa are STILL involved in the slave trade. Google it; you’ll find out for yourself, you dimwit.

    10. rush Limbaugh you are a hateful swine. You have no respect for Black People, especially educated and successful ones, the ones who are your superior. You disrespect and hate the president, you along with your weak and cowardly followers.

      • exert from article:
        After researching the FBI numbers for “Suicide of a Superpower,” this writer concluded: “An analysis of ‘single offender victimization figures’ from the FBI for 2007 finds blacks committed 433,934 crimes against whites, eight times the 55,685 whites committed against blacks. Interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white — with 14,000 assaults on white women by African Americans in 2007. Not one case of a white sexual assault on a black female was found in the FBI study.”
        Though blacks are outnumbered 5-to-1 in the population by whites, they commit eight times as many crimes against whites as the reverse. By those 2007 numbers, a black male was 40 times as likely to assault a white person as the reverse.
        If interracial crime is the ugliest manifestation of racism, what does this tell us about where racism really resides — in America?
        thoughts??? I bet silence lmao

    11. Oprah you were a Goddess as long as you filled your audience with white women and gave them free shit but now that you actually speak the truth about your race you are now shit. You were smart to wait to AFTER you had made your billions to actually finally speak the truth. Lumbargh and O’Reilly she became who she is because she was smart enough to beat white amercican at their own game. White people always use the argument that if a black person is successful it must prove that this country is not racist anymore but the truth of the matter is for every hard working successful black person there are several white ones that got even richer at their expense so get the fuck out of here with that bullshit. If you don’t want your foul actions exposed then get over yourselves and act civilize. You don’t have to like us, because most of us don’t like you either and we don’t stand in your way either, but you GOT to live with us.

      • exert from article:
        After researching the FBI numbers for “Suicide of a Superpower,” this writer concluded: “An analysis of ‘single offender victimization figures’ from the FBI for 2007 finds blacks committed 433,934 crimes against whites, eight times the 55,685 whites committed against blacks. Interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white — with 14,000 assaults on white women by African Americans in 2007. Not one case of a white sexual assault on a black female was found in the FBI study.”
        Though blacks are outnumbered 5-to-1 in the population by whites, they commit eight times as many crimes against whites as the reverse. By those 2007 numbers, a black male was 40 times as likely to assault a white person as the reverse.
        If interracial crime is the ugliest manifestation of racism, what does this tell us about where racism really resides — in America?
        thoughts??? I bet silence lmao

    12. Who gives a DAM what % out President Obama in office, he is the President and not a DAM thing you can do about it!!!!! LOW down as white people getting what’s coming to them! A SHOUT OUT TO MS. OPRAH GAIL WINFREY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • exert from article:
        After researching the FBI numbers for “Suicide of a Superpower,” this writer concluded: “An analysis of ‘single offender victimization figures’ from the FBI for 2007 finds blacks committed 433,934 crimes against whites, eight times the 55,685 whites committed against blacks. Interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white — with 14,000 assaults on white women by African Americans in 2007. Not one case of a white sexual assault on a black female was found in the FBI study.”
        Though blacks are outnumbered 5-to-1 in the population by whites, they commit eight times as many crimes against whites as the reverse. By those 2007 numbers, a black male was 40 times as likely to assault a white person as the reverse.
        If interracial crime is the ugliest manifestation of racism, what does this tell us about where racism really resides — in America?
        thoughts??? I bet silence lmao

        • She might be a race baiter, but she sure as hell racked up off you white people ass! Yall days are coming to an end!!!!!!!!

        • exert from article:
          After researching the FBI numbers for “Suicide of a Superpower,” this writer concluded: “An analysis of ‘single offender victimization figures’ from the FBI for 2007 finds blacks committed 433,934 crimes against whites, eight times the 55,685 whites committed against blacks. Interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white — with 14,000 assaults on white women by African Americans in 2007. Not one case of a white sexual assault on a black female was found in the FBI study.”
          Though blacks are outnumbered 5-to-1 in the population by whites, they commit eight times as many crimes against whites as the reverse. By those 2007 numbers, a black male was 40 times as likely to assault a white person as the reverse.
          If interracial crime is the ugliest manifestation of racism, what does this tell us about where racism really resides — in America?
          thoughts??? I bet silence

      • Then perhaps she can explain how in the world a “black” man was elected to the presidency TWICE in a majority “white” nation if everybody ‘disrespects’ him because he is “black.” In her world, when they dust Obama’s butt for lip prints and yours are not there, it means you are a RACIST. OMG! Is he really so intelligent and perfect and erudite and ideal and spotless that the ONLY reason anyone disagrees with anything he does or says, does so because of his skin color?? Thou shalt NOT criticize Obama – REALLY? Sheesh.

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