Ted Cruz Claps Back At Oprah Over Her "White Privilege" Stance
Oprah Winfrey has been a household name for decades now. Her show was the number-one daytime talk show that made her a billionaire. She now owns a whole T.V. network and has been considered one of the most influential women in the world. She backed Obama back in 2008 and was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom. But despite living the American Dream she feels that white people regardless of their social standing still have their whiteness which gives them an advantage. Senator Ted Cruz and many others let her know just how ridiculous this notion is.
"During the episode — titled "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man: Part 1" — Winfrey said, "There are white people who are not as powerful as the system of white people — the caste system that's been put in place — but they still, no matter where they are on the rung, or the ladder of success, they still have their whiteness."
"[Whites have a] leg up," she insisted. "You still have your whiteness. That's what the term 'white privilege' is. It means that whiteness still gives you an advantage, no matter. It is the fundamental issue."
During the discussion, Winfrey spoke with her white guests, who discussed their own personal come-to-Jesus moments in admitting that they, too, might just be racist."
Ted Cruz saw this and responded on Twitter.
"Billionaire Oprah lectures the rest of us: "You still have your whiteness. That's what the term 'white privilege' is. It means that whiteness still gives you an advantage, no matter.” What utter, racist BS."
Republican congressional candidate from Texas, Irene Armendariz-Jackson also weighed in on Oprah's comment
“And now why is Oprah, maybe the richest black woman in the world, trying to shame white people as privileged? Miss Winfrey, you are the personification of WHITE PRIVILEGE!”
Many felt that it is odd for Oprah to claim that white people are racist when they helped make her a billionaire. We also have had a black president. There is no limitation or glass ceiling that black folks have to worry about. We no longer live in a time where race really stops anyone from being hired. So what is she talking about?