Jan 16, 2008

Since I am an avid Oprah Winfrey Fan; I had to take several deep breaths and calm down before I wrote this open letter to all the “Oprah Haters”.


First, I say there is no one in “this world” that should be worshiped. Just because you can’t help but admire and watch with most pride as the only Black Female in Media is able take part in owning of a TV Network, and I say take part in because she only has 50 percent of the Network because the powers that be (White Men) could not see fit to sell her the whole thing (not in this life-time). This does not mean you worship her.


Secondly, the last time I checked we live in a capitalistic society and success comes from owning. Not renting. As we see with all the rappers and so call celebrities, parading around in all the diamonds, furs, cars and clothes that don’t belong to them. Oprah owns everything associated with her name. We all could take lessons from her and start owning our businesses or masters, or whatever. Instead of like some of these so called business people and I dare mention (Russell Simmons, Bob Johnson and Jay Z) all of whom owned businesses and then sold them to the white man. So in essence we own nothing, and we share nothing, these types of people are the ones who make me ill when I even think about or have to mention their names. At least Oprah shares the wealth, it may not always be with the people who you think she should share with, but guess what? It’s her money and she can do as she pleases.


Third, since some of you obviously do not watch Oprah, let me school you. Oprah was one of the first Talk Show Host to bring cases like the Genarlow Wilson story to the fore front back when Marcus Dixon was first was sentenced in a very similiar case. And it was clear that she thought it was wrong what had happen to him, and put the call out to the Georgia Supreme Court and the rest of the world to get involved. And since most of us do not know what Oprah does, when she is not on T.V, how can anyone say that she did nothing about the Jena Six. Are any of you her personal assistants, or better yet her stalkers that you might have a clue as to her every move. If not then how can you say what she did or didn’t do about the Jena Six or any other issue you care about.


Fourth, the last time I checked Education, K-12 was free in this country; and the idiots that you all should speak of (not the people who support Oprah) but the real idiots who rather stand on the street corner while school is in session than be in a classroom trying to learn something, so they can become successful business people like Oprah doesn’t need anybody to build them a school, we already have millions that they don’t attend now. So don’t blame Oprah for building schools in countries where children would LOVE to go to school, but can’t afford to go. Because if you didn’t know; Education is not free in most Countries, parents have to pay.


Lastly, it always seem to be a problem when a Black person takes advantage of the opportunities to expand their empires, but nothing is said when thousands of white people own entire T.V networks (Ted Turner), newspapers, radio and other major corporations.


Again, I say, we are our own worst enemy. Don’t Hate. Congratulate.
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6 comments:

  1. First let me start by saying how honored I am that you would dedicate an entire post to me. You didn't name me by name, but had anyone read my comments in the other section they would know you are talking about me.

    Boy, you women kill me how ya'll get worked up when someone criticize your precious Oprah. I stand by everything I said. The chick hates black men and don't do much for the community. And when I talk about how much she does for the community I am basing it on the her proportion of wealth. Of course someone of her means can do more than someone like me, but don't think for one second I am not active in my community because I am.

    And correct me if I'm wrong (since I will admit I don't watch her show), but she never had Genarlow Wilson on her show. I believe you are mistaking him with another unfortunate youth who was being oppressed by the slave master's laws, Marcus Dixon. So how about you do some fact checking of your own berfore you try to call a brother out on his shit.

    And never worry about me hating. It's just not my style. I speak truth. It's just people like you who can't handle it. The way you got so emotionally you would think Oprah is paying your damn bills.

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  2. TheEducator I have to say that I agree with the majority of what you said, but with that being said I do think Reed is correct in his assessment that only Marcus Dixon was on Oprah and not Genarlow Wilson. I watch Oprah everyday. I think you need to check that.

    Reed-baby stop focusing on Oprah and focus on yourself. Believe me she is not wasting her time thinking about you so you shouldn't be wasting your time thinking about her.

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  3. I am not a Oprah hater because i love Oprah as a person. She is not our God, and it is not her duty to save the world. It is up to us. Ms. Educator it is okay for us to disagree with each other when we feel like one is wrong but, don't give them the power by YOU also being wrong. Next time make your post a comment. REMEMBER, We are all of God's children. He is the only judge. P.S. Reed was right when he said that Genarlow was not on Oprah show. Remember it's okay to agree to disagree.

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  4. I am so glad that we all have our own minds and are able to say whatever we like and support whomever we like. Since it is a free country and all.

    However, sometimes we read into writings instead of what the writing actually says. I wrote that Oprah did a show on a case similar to the Genarlow Wilson case, which was the Marcus Dixon case, and she did call out to the Supreme Court of GA and others to help.

    Therefore, stating that something in this country needed to be done about the law that put these young men in jail. With that being said, there was no need to do a show specific to Genarlow, because it had already been done. Why re-trace steps when there are so many other issues that need to be address.

    And to Reed, the post was not specific to you. I also read other blogs and there were a lot of people who had the same opinions and views as yours which sparked me to write that open letter.

    However this is specific to you, Thanks for reading and checking out the Savvy Sista site.

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  5. I am Genarlow Wilson's Attorney and the Oprah Show never did a story on his case. She covered Marcus Dixon.

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  6. I just want to let you ladies know that I do enjoy reading the Savvy Sista. I find it to be very informative on issues I probably wouldn't know anything about. I found the site by accident, but I have been checking it out every since.

    Now with that being said; I hope you realize that with having a site like this people are going to disagree with you at times. I just hope you don't make it a point to make a post every time someone disagrees with you. I think it takes away from the great potential of what you have going on here. Just do a rebuttal and move on. It really isn't that serious.

    I'll continue to check you guys out. Oh, and the next time you see Oprah tell her I said "What's up?"

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