Skip to comments.Oprah: 'It's Ridiculous to Look at Zimmerman Case and Not Think Race Was Involved'
Posted on 08/16/2013 1:45:08 PM PDT by JoeProBono
Ten days after claiming the premeditated lynching of Emmett Till almost 60 years ago was the same thing as George Zimmerman shooting Trayvon Martin in what jurors determined was self-defense, Oprah Winfrey Thursday continued to inject racism into this issue.
Appearing on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, Winfrey said, "It's ridiculous to look at that case and not to think that race was involved" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
ANDERSON COOPER, HOST: I spoke at length to Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey about the film and about race in America, particularly after the Trayvon Martin case. Here's part of that interview.
COOPER: You talked about this coming at an important time. Certainly there has been, in the wake of the Trayvon Martin case, a discussion about race in this country. That -- it's interesting. I saw a Gallup poll recently that the majority of African-Americans say this is a discussion which needs to be had. A majority of whites say too much is being made of this discussion.
OPRAH WINFREY: I know, I know.
COOPER: How do you -- what do you...
WINFREY: That's why I love the film, in light of this discussion, is because it brings context to the discussion. When you look at the film, beginning with that lynching scene and ending with, you know, walking into Obama's office, look at what has happened in the span of one man's lifetime, in our country.
FORREST WHITAKER: This movie reminds us that the circular motion of things is trying to work themselves out, is still going on, as in Emmett Till. And now we're looking at Trayvon. We're looking at Oscar Grant, looking at all these situations and recognizing that we have to move ourselves forward in order for us to achieve our potential or what we said we're going to do.
WINFREY: And the truth of the matter is, Emmett Till became a symbol for those times, as Trayvon Martin has become a symbol for this time. I mean, there are multiple Trayvon Martins whose names never make the newspapers or the headlines. The circumstances surrounding that allowed it to be, but there were multiple Emmett Tills. There were multiple lynchings. There were multiple, you know, young black boys...
WINFREY: ... whose names are not remembered and often not even reported.
COOPER: It's interesting to me, though, how people from different backgrounds see this. I talked to a juror on the Trayvon Martin case, who clearly did not understand or did not feel linked to Trayvon Martin; felt connected to George Zimmerman in a way but not to Trayvon Martin. And I wonder if she felt race was not part of this case at all. I'm just wondering...
WINFREY: People feel that it's race, because they don't call it race. That's not what they call it. They don't say, oh -- because you know what I found, too? A lot of people, if think they're not using the "N" word themselves, they actually physically are not using the "N" word themselves, and do not have, harbor ill will towards black people, that it's not racist. But, you know, to me it's ridiculous to look at that case and not to think that race was involved.
Maybe Oprah should read what McClatchy reported on July 12:
After interviewing nearly three dozen people in the George Zimmerman murder case, the FBI found no evidence that racial bias was a motivating factor in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, records released Thursday show.
Even the lead detective in the case, Sanford Det. Chris Serino, told agents that he thought Zimmerman profiled Trayvon because of his attire and the circumstances but not his race. [...]
Federal agents interviewed Zimmermans neighbors and co-workers, but none said Zimmerman had expressed racial animus at any time prior to the Feb. 26 shooting of Martin, a black teen, in a confrontation at a Sanford housing complex. As Sanford police investigated the circumstances of Martins death, the FBI opened a parallel probe to determine if Martins civil rights had been violated.
Several co-workers said they had never seen Zimmerman display any prejudice or racial bias. [...]
In all, the FBI interviewed 35 people about Zimmerman, from current and former co-workers to neighbors and an ex-girlfriend. [...]
The U.S. Department of Justice and FBI stepped in about a month after the killing, as protesters nationwide criticized the investigation. The original probe was conducted by police in Sanford, the central Florida community where Zimmerman lives and Trayvon was visiting while suspended from school.
Beyond this, it was widely reported outside the race-baiting press that Zimmerman: opened an insurance office with a black friend; took a black girl to his senior prom; has black relatives; tutored and mentored black children in his neighborhood, and; launched a campaign to help a black homeless man that had been beaten by a white kid.
Yet despite this, and despite the FBI finding no evidence of any racial bias in Zimmerman whatsoever, folks like Winfrey are still going on national television claiming, "It's ridiculous to look at that case and not to think that race was involved."
No, what's ridiculous is people making claims that are just not supported by what investigators found.
What's also ridiculous was Cooper letting her get away with this and not bringing up what the FBI discovered.
Would that have been too much like journalism for him?
Oprah is a race hustler. She made her fortunes from the divisiveness of race and it is in her financial best interest to ensure the embers of racial strife keep glowing.
|Sure it was. Zimmerman was Hispanic and Martin was black. It went no further than that.
The MSM tried the case based on racism just like they did with the Duke Lacrosse case. The prosecution tried the case based on racism just like Mike Nifong did with the Duke Lacrosse case. Al Sharpton and Je$$e Jack$on tried the case based on racism just like they did with the Duke Lacrosse case. The Zimmerman Defense tried the case based on evidence just like the Defense in the Duke Lacrosse case did. The racists all lost in both cases. Hmmm
It’s ridiculous to look at an old black bag in a shop and think race not involved.
Sad fact is, if she runs, she wins.
whose names are not remembered and often not even reported. .............................................. Errrr? Could that be like Antonio West??? Oh, wait, that definitely was a robbery attempt which had nothing to do about Race. Riiiiiiiight!
Trayvon jumped George Zimmerman becasue he thought he was a white Hispanic.
He was a purple use because he was black.
We are all George Zimmerman; whites and Hispanics.
I guess Orca finally decided she’s made all the money she can off of whitey...so reason for her to hide her true colors any longer.
That’s a good sign but it’s disturbing that they get as far as they do on nothing more than demagoguery. It sure says something that the best the race hustlers can do is to scrape up phony cases like those.
Oprah is the most ridiculous human being. She is a filthy whore. Who cares what she says?
Ooops. I meant inter-racial, but I'm sure you all got the gist because you've seen it a million times.
IF YOU CAN.
In a very short period of time more blacks than the KKK has in its entire history. Today, the KKK at best has 8,000 members. They likely number somewhere around 3,500 but let’s pretend there are 8,000. If each of them killed one black skinned person every year that would just about equal the number of blacks that kill blacks.
The fact is that blacks hate blacks and take action on that hate at a rate that is sickening. The carnage in Chicago is astounding and Winfrey and Obama and Jackson and Sharpton and the list goes on DO NOTHING!!!
In Houston a black woman abducted a white boy and brutally murdered the child:
Where is Oprah? Sharpton? Jackson? Obama?
Hate is hate. It has no color. But people do and Oprah is a black racist.
It’s ridiculous to look at orca Winfrey and not think gluttony is involved
Hey,Oprah...here's a message for ya from No Limits Nigga's eternal "master".My hunch is that Emmett Till,OTOH,very probably has a very different Eternal Master.
Orca is upset because her support for BHO cost her a lot of money because even the dumbest of white women who used to flock to her media empire began seeing the true Oprah as an astrological event: a black hole.
Many,many,owners of Obama Phones hang on her every word.These individuals vote...most of them more than once.Whether they're Constitutionally qualified to do so or not.
"Oprah: 'It's Ridiculous to Look at Zimmerman Case and Not Think Race Was Involved' " ..
Second; she's correct (the headline is justified by her quote:)
"But, you know, to me it's ridiculous to look at that case and not to think that race was involved"
The key and operative word is .. "case"
The case is not evidence or even truth .. it is ..the "case", which is what the prosecution presented.
They presented their "case", and their "case" was chock a block FULL of racism. .
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