Oprah Faces Instant Backlash After Claiming ‘Whiteness Gives You An Advantage No Matter What’

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Billionaire mogul Oprah Winfrey suggested that no matter where “white people” are in their position on “the ladder of success,” they will always have an advantage over others because of “their whiteness” and “white privilege.”

Winfrey made the remarks during an episode titled “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man: Part 1”, which is part of her show series The Oprah Conversation.

As quoted by Breitbart, Oprah 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. 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.”

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As her remarks circulated, Oprah faced immediate backlash and scrutiny across social media. See Below

Here are some of the most highly-engaged reactions to Oprah’s remarks: