Oprah blamed challenges faced by Obama on racism and the fact that he was African-American. Of course, she found out that he was as ready to throw her under the bus as anyone he didn’t think he needed anymore.
She also had another sterling turn of phrase in that interview:
Via Daily Mail:
Winfrey told BBC Art Editor Will Gompertz that she feels lucky to have been born in Mississippi five years after segregated schools were phased out.
‘If I’d been born five years earlier, none, not any of the benefits that I’ve been blessed to be successful with would have occurred,’ she said.
However, Winfrey said that although films such as The Butler and the Scottsboro Boys have helped show how far the civil rights movement had come, more needed to be done to tackle racism across the world.
‘As long as people can be judged by the color of their skin, problem’s not solved,’ she said.
‘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.’