Oprah Winfrey said old racists just “have to die” to further racial progress in the U.S. Winfrey was in the UK to promote her hit-movie “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and told interviewer Will Gompertz very candidly that “there are 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.”
Gompertz also asked Oprah Winfrey if it had ever crossed her mind that President Obama has faced racism, the Huffington Post reports. She responded:
“Probably it’s crossed my mind more times than it’s crossed your mind,” Oprah Winfrey replied. “…I think that there is a level of disrespect for the office that occurs. And that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he is African American. There’s no question about that and it’s the kind of thing nobody ever says but everybody’s thinking it.”
The Drudge Report is going after Oprah Winfrey (like she cares) for saying President Obama is being disrespected because he’s black.