Is Oprah Winfrey Racist? April 6, 2007Posted by C.A.R.D in African-American, Anti-White, Black, Discriminate, Discrimination, Gayle King, good white folks, Oprah, Oprah School, Oprah Winfrey, Oprah Winfrey Racism, Oprah Winfrey Racist, Racism, Racist, Racist Oprah, Racist school, School, XM, XM Racism, XM Radio, XM satellite radio.
In September of 2006, TMZ.com had an article on their site that was entitled “Oprah Lords Over White Folk, Talks Poop on XM.” In this article it talks about how Oprah brags with her friend Gayle King on XM satellite radio about how she has an almost all white staff, and calls them “good white folks.” More recently, it seems that the Oprah’s racism is demonstrated through her girls school that was opened in Africa which is almost exclusively an all black school. When asked about this she claims that she does not have to appease the white people in the country. Yet, in another news clip she declares that she will not rest until every ‘black boy’ and every ‘black girl’ has had a chance to prove their worth.
Racist views are poor use of school funding February 25, 2007Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Chicana, Discriminate, Discrimination, Ethnic Studies, ethnicities, La Raza, MEChA, Racism, Racism Schools, Racist, Racist school, School Racism.
In a column dated Jan. 29, 2007 “Let’s ditch ’50s mentality,” Republic editorial writer Linda Valdez criticizes me for one of my lawyer’s arguments in the Flores case.
This argument was that Tucson Unified should not be heard claiming that their English-language program suffers from lack of state funds. In fact, they waste huge amounts of the money they do receive on programs like “ethnic studies,” including “Raza” studies. (“La Raza” means “the race.”)
I want to thank her for opening up a vital philosophical issue, on which I would otherwise not have had the chance to comment.
Opposition to “ethnic studies” does not stem from a desire to return to the 1950s when White men ruled everything – the caricature contained in the column.
Rather it stems from an ideal: that what counts is the individual, not the group; that what matters about people is what they know; what they can do; what beauty they can appreciate; what is their character; not into which ethnic group they happen to be born.
The column implies that this ideal, which I believe to be the fundamental American ideal, has no place in the 21st century. I respectfully disagree.