According to informed opinion, the descent of Oprah Winfrey into the sewer inhabited by professional race baiters such as the Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, is more than a tragedy, it's a wasted opportunity for much needed reconciliation. She is not only listed as the richest woman in America but also the second most powerful woman next to Michelle Obama.
Oprah Winfrey's popularity cuts across racial and ethnic boundaries encompassing as many whites as other ethnic and religious groups. She could have used her popularity and power to heal the racial divide that was deliberately created by the Obama administration, who were aided and abetted by the race baiting and grievance industries, in the wake of the Trayvon Martin verdict.
Her comments comparing the tragic death of Trayvon Martin to the lynching of Emmett Till for flirting with a white woman in 1955 is not just designed to stir up racial hatred but it is thoroughly dishonest. Her further comment that when she "hears the N word she thinks of the millions of people who heard that as their last word as they were hanging from a tree", is totally outrageous.
Comments such as these are outright lies that alienate white people by insinuating that they are somehow complicit in the lynching of 'millions' of African American people.
Winfrey also stated that "Americans know diddly-squat about the history of the civil rights movement": if she really believes that 'millions' of African Americans were lynched by white people then I would suggest that her own knowledge of history amounts to 'diddley-squat' or she has succumbed to Al Sharpton's racist propaganda.
This deliberate falsification of facts is irresponsible and designed to create the myth of a black holocaust visited upon African Americans by their white compatriots. Oprah Winfrey should hold her head in shame for indulging in such gutter propaganda.
According to research by the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute: between 1882 and 1951, 4,730 people were lynched in the USA: 3,437 Negro and 1,293 white. The largest number of lynchings occurred in 1892. Of the 230 persons lynched that year 161 were Negroes and 69 were white.
If Oprah Winfrey is to be believed it would mean that there were 14,000+ lynchings per year over the same 69 year period.
This is racist muckraking and incitement to hatred in its lowest form and it is unbecoming of a person of Oprah Winfrey's stature.
Some actual facts that she deliberately ignored in her shameless attempt at portraying the Trayvon Martin case as a racially motivated white on black murder:
Trayvon Martin was not the innocent, angelic teen as portrayed by the administration and the race baiting industry. He was a drug abusing street thug and thief who had been repeatedly expelled from school.
There had been numerous crimes committed by African American youths in George Zimmerman's community. Zimmerman was a neighbourhood watch chief and responsible for crime prevention. It was his job to monitor Trayvon Martin.
Trayvon Martin was beating Zimmerman's brains out on the sidewalk at the time he was shot.
The FBI were given the task of investigating the incident to ascertain if it was racially motivated, or if there was any racial element at all. To the disappointment of the administration, Oprah and the race baiters, they found none.
George Zimmerman was tried in a court of law and judged to be innocent by a jury of his peers who were selected and approved by the both the prosecution and the defence after hearing all the evidence.
That should have signaled the end of the matter but the Obama administration, which includes the radical black activist Eric Holder, together with the race baiters refused to let it go. They are deliberately keeping the pot boiling in order to make America out to be a country still rife with racial discrimination committed by white people against African Americans. This is most likely to be in preparation for a reparations claim for the historical "lingering legacy of slavery".
Oprah Winfrey is one among a growing list of rich, famous people who can conveniently ignore the overwhelming evidence that the American dream is still available to anyone who has the desire, the ambition and work ethic to go out grasp the opportunity; of which she is a stunning example.
Here are some facts that Oprah Winfrey conveniently chooses to ignore in order to perpetuate the myth of widespread racial discrimination against African Americans:
The richest African American woman is one Oprah Winfrey.
Some of the richest people in America are African Americans, including sportsmen Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Magic Johnson. From the 'entertainment' industry there's Diddy Combs, Bill Cosby and Jay Z. From the business world there's Robert Johnson, Donahue Peebles and business woman Sheila Johnson. Top of list is Oprah Winfrey herself.
In term of wielding political power, African Americans have held some of highest positions in the land.
Colin Powell commanded the most powerful military machine on the planet on behalf of the Commander in Chief prior to becoming Secretary of State.
Condaleeza Rice was Secretary of State before becoming National Security Advisor.
Susan Rice was National Security Advisor before becoming American Ambassador to the United Nations.
The top legal officer in the land is Eric Holder.
And then there is the President himself, a drug taking hippie with no background, no academic history, no work history and no notable achievement at all, became President of the last great superpower on the planet only because of the colour of his skin which he inherited from his African father.
Four of the top ten richest 'men of colour' on the planet are from that supposed sink hole of discrimination, the USA.
Leading the list of the worlds most powerful women of colour are Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey.
And so it goes on, some of the most successful people on the planet are African Americans.
The most damning statistic of all that proves beyond doubt that Oprah Winfrey and the Obama administration, aided by race baiters and the grievance industry, are deliberately stirring up racial divisions in pursuit of a political agenda that is black immigration into the USA from Africa.
The question that Obama, Eric Holder, Oprah Winfrey and the rest of the grievance industry need to answer is why, if African Americans are discriminated against and treated with such violent inhumanity, are real Africans risking everything to leave their homelands voluntarily to enter the USA?
All decent Americans from all backgrounds deserve an explanation from Oprah Winfrey as to why, if what they say is true, African immigrants into the USA are among the most educated groups in the country?
Some 49 percent of all African immigrants hold a college diploma, which is double the rate of native born white Americans and four times the rate for native born African Americans.
In the 1997 census, 19.4 percent of all African immigrants in the US held a graduate degree compared with 8.1 percent of adult white Americans and 3.8 percent of native born African Americans.
The list of notable academics and high achievers who emigrated into America from Africa is impressive, including a Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry, Ahmed Zewail from Egypt and former NASA chief engineer Kitaw Ejigu from Ethiopia.
The facts are clear; Oprah Winfrey has joined the Obama administration, the race baiting and grievance industries in promoting the victim culture among African Americans in order to pursue a political agenda.
It's a shame because Oprah could have gone down in history as a force for good who used her talents to bridge the racial divides and unite America. Instead she has descended into the cesspit of division which will only prolong the despair of the African America people she claims to support.