Oprah: Trayvon Martin Killing ‘Same Thing’ As Emmett Till Murder

Really, Oprah? Seriously?

In the mind of Oprah Winfrey, the Trayvon Martin shooting was the “same thing” as the killing of Emmett Till. Trayvon Martin was shot while beating a man’s head against the concrete. Emmett Till was so brutally beaten to death by (real) racists – for simply talking to a white girl – that his face was unrecognizable.

Really, Oprah?

First, a bit of background on Emmett. Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was an African-American boy who was savagely beaten to death in Mississippi at the age of 14, after he allegedly flirted with a white girl. Emmett’s mother insisted that post-murder photos of her son’s horrifically disfigured face be released to the press – to show the world what had been done to her son – based solely on the color of his skin.

I chose not to publish those images in this post. If you are so inclined, you can view them here.

Now, let’s get back to Oprah. Shame on you. As is the case with all of the other Trayvon Martin comments made by respected “leaders” in the black community, one of two things happened here. Either your comments were terribly misinformed – or you had an agenda – and knew exactly what you were doing. Only you can truly know which of those options is true. Here’s what you said:

“It’s so easy during these times – Trayvon Martin, Trayvon Martin – parallel to Emmett Till. Let me just tell you. IN MY MIND – SAME THING.

Um, you can get stuck in that and not allow yourself to move forward and to see how far we’ve come. Look at how far we’ve come.”

Like I said, shame on Oprah. For two reasons. Like Obama, Oprah Winfrey does her best to not only play to black Americans, but to play to (liberal) white Americans as well (as opposed to Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Lewis Farrakhan and Malik Zulu Shabazz, who are only interested in race-baiting). As a result, her comments were meant to placate both demographic groups.

But, as soon as she, a:) made the comparison to Emmett Till, and, b:) said, “In my mind – same thing,” she completely lost me. Anything she could’ve said after the “um” part was irrelevant. And, guess what? She should’ve alienated every other fair-minded American. However – and unfortunately – I’d bet she lost very few black Americans who heard her comments – which, I suspect, was exactly what she intended.

Again, shame on you, Oprah, shame on you.

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20 replies

  1. Oprah is turning out to be an old, angry, mean and nasty woman. I will not even use the race card here because, if she were a member of any other race, she would be just as angry, mean and nasty as she is now. For years – as long as I have seen Oprah on TV – she has had a chip on her shoulder. She baits people into believing that she is a joyful, happy, caring and giving person. But, she has always been a person whose anger runs just below the surface. I attribute her inner anger and hatred to the sexual abuse she suffered as a child. She simply cannot get past the anger and hatred she feels inside toward her abuser. And she cannot love herself in spite of not being at fault for the abuse. As a result, she spews anger at the most inopportune times and places. And, the minute she catches herself spewing anger and hatred, she amends her statements as if to placate her listeners. I cannot watch her anymore as her anger and hatred has become so evident of late that she is just plain uncomfortable to watch. She exhibits no joy and happiness; only anger and hatred. Too bad; she has opportunities to do wonderful things towards racial understanding in the USA. Instead, she simply exacerbates the problems.

    • People like Oprah make me want to go back to my country of birth to educate and somehow help people not fall for these loathsome liberals (ugly Americans) that are bent on exporting their evil ideology to the rest of the world.

      I am thankful for the American Christians who go there and do just that (they are the beautiful Americans in my book), but we need all the help we can get, so I’m thinking about going back permanently. The thought breaks my heart though, it feels like I want to leave my beautiful America just when she needed me most (not that I can do much to help her, but I try).

  2. Haven’t had any use for Oprah for years. This doesn’t change that.

    • Belated congrats Editor in Chief, C.L. I checked outed CC after recommendation from RR a year ago. Enjoy all the articles by the posters, especially J.D. Longstreet and JCutis. And NEO.
      It’s always as The Thinking Girl says…”The good teacher shows you where to look, not what to see.”
      That’s the beauty of it too. :)

  3. She diminishes Emmett Till with her stupidity.

  4. Glad for success at IJR. But why not post at RR first? Not hand me downs to RR Nation. Just thinking and feeling jilted.


  5. Reminds me, I have to pray for those young girls in South Africa that she calls her “daughters”.

    • Yep do that Jen. At least until your coffee pot is programed to intercept your inner most thoughts and prayers and report to big brother. Then your windows will vibrate a message of re-education to convert you from your foolishness, give you one more chance, if you sign a non-disclosure statement and maybe change your name.

      • You always make me smile, unit. So happy to hear from you!

        • Likewise me. I always look for your name in the list of “Recent Comments.”
          And about that coffee pot, You know that little light that lets you know its on? It’s really the evil eye watching your every move. :)

          • “It’s really the evil eye watching your every move. ” I knew it! (smile). I must be the only one who don’t know how to insert the yellow smiley face (blushing..). I used to know, I think. At least Rat gave me an avatar, this little purple creature next to my name that looks like someone scared the life out of her! (Is that how Rat sees me?…smile..) First time ever in my online life that I have an avatar, even if only when I post here…

          • Jen at the end of your comment…I skip three spaces then type the colon : and then the close bracket ), the website converts to the smiley when you hit the send button. like :)

            You can search smiley or emoticon and find interesting graphic conversions. Not all websites do the conversions but you still get the typo smiley. And I was assigned the globally recognized avatar as well. I don’t know how to change to a personalized picture. I’m not expert using a computer. Do good to get signed on. :)

          • P.S. If you do return to your original homeland, you can still visit with us @ RR you know. Rat gets hits from all over the world, including some men from Mars and some women from Venus. :)

          • Thank you for the help! I will definitely always check into Rat’s Right, even should I just visit overseas or go back permanently!

          • I watched you type colon and closed bracket. You got it covered… :)


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