Ya'll are so easily persuaded. Reagan spoke well too. Oprah is not the answer. Just because she would be better than Trump doesn't make her the answer. Oprah over the years has been profoundly silent and consciously decides towards the bias of her ratings for years. To many in the public struggles she is known as the female Michael Jordan with her ability to skate on the edge and distance herself from speaking to publicly. I give her credit for financial sums to Black America and providing jobs but if you research her companies ethnicity and diversity of employed individuals you would see her rhetoric doesn't match her hiring practices. Alas, we can't be so happy when someone finally steps to the forefront and speaks when they should have spoke years ago when her platform has been there. I'm not impressed and wouldn't rush to the polls for her.
At the end of the day, she will appeal to the African-American base to advance her own dreams. But while you were in Africa building schools, Chicago and schools in America could have used half of the money donated. While Oprah was building her fan base off of the middle income suburban white or people of non-color, Black America was pleading for her to do more and say more in regards to our needs. Now Oprah gives one glorified speech and we are supposed to believe that you are Nat Turner, Phyllis Wheatley, or Harriet Tubman rolled into one overnight? Nah, I can't do it. I remember how so many of her shows never spoke of the conflicts that were going on, police brutality, or the needs of defense from sexual predators. Given that she was and presents herself as an advocate for the healing of girls due to your personal experience - Oprah, you, still managed to remain very silent.
We have to do a better job evaluating before rushing to praise and anointing someone a savior. I am happy that she spoke. The words she said were powerful and needed. I love that she chose to highlight of Recy Taylor and the #MeToo movement; however, where were you Oprah on so many times that you bypassed the front lines for ratings and to remain neutral. She was always black enough to remain down and visible but never black enough to risk the platform. I know it is a slippery slope to be a Billionaire, Oprah had to make hard choices and decisions. That is life though. You can make those decisions but you can't make those decisions then come back when it benefits your Presidential run and act like we don't remember. Harpo who is this woman? Really-Oprah who are you exactly?