Oprah: Racism Will End When All the Old White People Die

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


And if you don’t think that old white people should die… then you’re a racist. Because what could be more racist than planning a post-racial utopia that depends on people of a certain race dying.

Quoting Oprah from the video below (starting at 3:14):

“There are still 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!”

I like the emphasis with which she says it, as if she expects a whole bunch of people to jump into action and carry out her wishes, just like they do every day at Harpo Productions.

It’s not even a wish, it’s an order.

Also there’s the whole business about people only hating Obama because he’s black and not because of anything he did during his time in office.

  • Clark Porter

    Racism will never end. As long as there is a group of people who have had government money thrown at them for 50 years and they still blame their failure on the “Old White Men” that signed in to law the Civil Rights Act of 1964. GET OUT OF THE COUNTRIES OF OLD WHITE MEN; U.S., all of Europe. Hey, that leaves you Africa and Asia. Good luck, good riddance, bon voyage! Hey pigOfrah; why don’t you just move to Detroit? Plenty of diversity there, you fat pig anti American parasite. When the Old White Men are all gone, welcome to the third world.

  • Amanda Rules

    How Paula Dean was crucified and comments like this from Oprah go unnoticed really show the society we live in is a joke.

  • Unstoppable Nubian

    She was right. f*k all disgusting white people. The demon race. I want to watch each and every one of your white trailer-kids, slowly tortured, burned , slowly decapitated drenched in oil and incinerated

    • Edwardo Snowdeno

      Do mankind a favor and kill yourself.

    • Steven Richards

      I think Oregon is just your speed, I hear they are incinerating aborted babies for energy.

  • FunkensteinsRevenge

    Gawd you people are gullible

  • Devon

    very TruE whites are very annoying and need to DiE!

  • Devon

    wait till America has a Martial LaW then whites are going to get their doors kicked down and raped up the stinky bumhole.

  • Devon

    you whites are ILLEGAL IN NORTH AMERICA GET OUT!

  • arcsinice

    Hate speech. Death threats.

  • ratchetrandy

    LOL@ adding “white people” to her comments though she never said white people. Basically if you were offended, you are probably racist.

  • letsdance

    And this woman is in line to buy the Clippers! Guess it was racist when a white man said something about a black but not when Oprah says it about Whites! Got to love the irony and total ‘head in the sand’ attitude of today.

  • Chris Brennan

    Never liked this phony pig anyway.

  • dfjkja

    Here’s a quote from a muslim girl in my class today, “I hate how all white people stereotype and discriminate other races.” It’s this victim mentality that is keeping us from moving forward. Name calling and stereotyping aren’t what true racism is. True racism involve subjugating another race based on these prejudices.

    • Bob Papadazzio

      You should’ve slapped her in the face. Not for racist reasons, simply because I believe all stupid people should be slapped frequently.

  • allensouth

    I see the muslims in Nigeria threaten to sell the “Christian” girls on the slave market . I have not seen whites doing anything like this .

    • Cody

      Yep and they are black as night.

  • Cleo

    Misrepresentation. She is not saying that racist people should die or that she wants them to die. She is responding to a question about how deep seated racism can be solved, and she explains that in a generation and people group where it is utterly embedded, they are beyond hope of having insight, and so it can only be when they are not here (ie dead) that that form of deep seated racism can end. This is of course a paraphrase of the video, but it is much better than taking one sentence out of context.

  • Ijustdontgetracism

    Oprah never once said the words “white” people should just die. It seems she is referring to anyone who is breaded to hate people of color. She said they are basked in it, immersed in it. I am native to the north American continent, I am aboriginal, and my mother came from the Bahamas and married my dad whose family whose family was here long before the colonist arrived. Weather or not slavery happened the way it did, it hurts. It hurts everyone, Hispanic, African, Caucasian, Asians, etc. It hurts everyone and especially when the purpose is for domination in order to suppress and make everyone a small, insignificant, labor force for the “so -called white supremest” .

    Did anyone ever think how it makes Caucasians feel? Its judging them immediately, and its making them pay for what their ancestors did. They can’t help who they are and what they are. They are faced with a challenge—lies. They’ve been lied to over and over and over again. They don’t know who to trust. They even believe N. America is their “land”. We all know it was “conquered, stolen, –whatever.

    I also understand the aboriginal people. All “blacks” are not descendants of slaves. They are the same natural and indigenous people who had and still have a culture, a way of living and a society where they and only they know how to deal with their people. Today, every nation is in every nations business. No privacy to work out the kinks. To deal with the issues. Always being judged. Always being watched and critiqued. We need to acknowledge that were humans and we make mistakes and hell–we don’t always know what to do and how to deal with sensitive topics and therefore it just’s keeps us apart.

    It continues to be a frustration as more people are born with less resources and less land. The way the economy works is thru supply and demand. When the supply is short and the demand is high it creates scarcity. So, were fighting constantly for status. Status gets you what you can’t pay for. So its profitable for another nation such as the Caucasian nation a.k.a. “white people” to slander and make “distasteful” another nation such as the African-American nation a.k.a aboriginal people.

    It pays. money and power is the name of the game when your against all odds.

    • Bob Papadazzio

      If that’s the case, conquered land is as good as owned land. There are very few countries I can think of that don’t exist primarily because one group conquered another group.

      • Ijustdontgetracism

        That’s ridiculous to think that a county would disappear because it was conquered. The conquering nation doesn’t destroy the natives of that land; they subject them to servitude in this case “corporate” servitude under a legal system (United States) that mimics if not exactly Rome’s penal law system. When in fact America was supposed to be a free republic. And taking land under the guise of the legal system does not replace the fact that there is a treaty and the natives still retain their right to their land “if they can prove it” the commercial code can not deny a nation right to their land. But, if no one enforces those rights or acknowledges them, they will be buried. It’s called truth. And to that effect, colonist think their gods gift to evolution instead they have created a mess with war. But there are african Americans who don’t all hate “white people” (which is a legal construct/term, white is NOT a nationality by the way) . So stop acting like we’re racist and want to see the demise of “white folk”. Evil is evil and if certain “white folk” are evil then that’s who Oprah is talking about. period

  • Legit

    Only an idiot would not understand what she meant. I’m not an Oprah fan but I agree with that statement. The old vanguard of racists need to die off….If black people had been brought to this country as equals and treated fairly and still were apprehensive of whites you could call them racists. But we all know the truth of it. Can’t say I blame them actually. ..backs that is…

    • Bob Papadazzio

      Then you’re just as bad as the racists, because you yourself just issued a disparaging racially-based remark about how blacks should pre-judge whites based on experiences neither of them have had. You “can’t blame them” for holding a grudge over slavery when none of them were slaves and none of the people they’re begrudging were ever slaveholders? In what backwards-ass world does that even approach anything that could even be remotely considered a rational thought? Nowhere.

      That kind of idiocy just fuels even more racism in fact. The English could’ve very well sent my Irish Catholic ancestors into the Barbary slave trade when they invaded Ireland. Following your vein of thought, I, as a white person, now have no obligation to feel any guilt about what whites later did to blacks. Why? Because Africans did it to whites first, so “I can’t blame them actually… whites that is.”

  • NoGodsNoNations

    Is it ok to hate Obama because he’s white tho . . . . . . .

  • David William Reid

    No racism will never end but it will not be as bad until we have idiots like her who more then likely indoctrinates their children into hating whites of today for what others did over 130 years ago.

  • MrTomalu .

    I think O meant that you can’t teach an “old dog” new tricks. Old people who grew up with racist beliefs are not going to change now, so, it will be good for the future generation when those old racists are no longer around spewing out their hatred for the youngsters to pick-up on. I agree with her.

  • Truthsayer

    I totally agree with Oprah. Old white people are the only reason racism is still institutionalized in America. We cannot even begin to heal until race labels are outlawed and not maintained by the government itself. We are the only nation which does this.

    White people need to acknowledge what they have done. That they literally invented racism itself, in 1785. They created the races specifically to facilitate slavery and to establish a false hierarchy based on skin color. It’s original intent was not to be a spectrum, but to have a clear demarcation between white and “other”. This country was founded when slaves were toiling fields, when women were second class citizens and when thousands of native Americans were being slaughtered in a genocide.

    White people do not know suffering or what it is like to be forced into a construct created by others. White people force race labels on Americans at birth. Until old white people are gone, the idea of banning race labels from federal forms and data collections is out of the question.

    • Bob Papadazzio

      Whites invented racism? That’s… an interesting assertion, especially considering that most agree that whites, for the biggest portion of recorded history, were the minority, and the other races have always made that divisiveness part of their own culture, and even actively taken roles in enslavement of them (and their own as well). Ever heard of the Barbary slave trade? Northern Africans were enslaving white Europeans well before the first black slaves landed in Virginia, and even then, have you heard of Anthony Johnson, one of the first slaveholders in the commonwealth of Virginia? What’s of particular interest about this slaveholder? Simple: he was an Angolan black man who owned other blacks and worked them on his plantation.

      This country was founded when slaves were toiling fields…”

      Also, I would have to point out here that slavery in America predates the African slave trade. By the time the first 19 or so African slaves were brought to America, there were already at least a 800 white slaves, mostly Irish Catholics who were enslaved and deported after the Cromwellian reinvasion of Ireland.

    • Cody

      Look a Mongloid racist ape saying only whites are racist when North American Pavement Apes are constantly attacking white people and killing whites at a disproportionate rate compared to white on black. Go eat another banana and screw your sister, Laquesha, again.

  • GregBlack

    I’m white and I’m waiting on the old white racists to die, too, so does that make me a racist?

    • Bob Papadazzio

      Actually, yes.

    • Cody

      That makes you a psychopath that needs a lead injection to your pea-sized brain.

  • http://Aol.com Mbakey

    Oprah , the biggest racist around. Blame blame, except for you who managed to makes millions from all this racism.

  • Noel

    I’ve heard many of Oprah’s interviews and there is no doubt that she is racist. It’s just that she’s too powerful for people to openly point that out, and of course there is an idea out there that only white people can be racist,

  • Cody

    All the monkeys need to die Oprah. We should poison all Chiquita bananas.

  • Candyapple1

    My kids were not born racist… but they do ask me why are black people always walking or at the bus stop. They ask why do they always walk in the middle of the road or through busy traffic. My kids ask me if black people are poor. They see how they act at Walmart or the grocery store. They see how a lot of those blacks treat their kids and how they speak to them. They ask me why do the moms treat their kids that way. My daughter suggested I call the police on several occassions because some woman was “beating on” her kid. They tell me at school that the black kids in class are the most disruptive, most boys can be disruptive and girls too, but my kids see a lot more from the black students… that is their observation, no influence from me or any one else. So, no, my kids were not born rasist but they do observe differences in the majority of blacks they encounter. They do have black friends, people who seem to hold the same values as them, but more often, they see differences and my kids determine for themselves that they don’t want to associate with a lot of blacks that they meet. So, I don’t think that racism will ever die out… people get to make a determination based on their experiences and right now, my kids are young… but over time, I can see their aversion to blacks. I do not encourage it because they need to learn how to live in this world with different races, I wouldn’t be doing them any favors by encouraging their “racism” but on the other hand, I do understand where they are coming from. FBI stats clearly show that blacks commit the majority of crimes… so until that changes, racism will always be around.

  • CarolinaSistah

    I am not an Oprah fan, but I listened carefully to what she said. She was speaking of “all” “old” racist people, not just white people. Black people who grew up in that era can be racist too.

  • Alexandra S

    Racism will end when people realize there’s only one Race.

  • Jakerb25

    interesting perspective considering that in recent years over 75% of hate crimes are being committed by young black men.

  • Lezlee

    I used to love Oprah but her racist attitude and making whites out to be against blacks really made me realize that she is not trying to help us all understand one another. She is only trying to fuel a fire that we are all trying to let burn out. Yet, she uses her money and success to keep the hatred going. There are racist in every culture and those that never even see the color of the skin…nor should we. We are all humans and need to support our efforts in life