In one of the more ridiculous stories I’ve seen in a while, Oprah Winfrey sat down with folks of thegrio.com. Among the many topics discussed, she touched on the George Zimmerman trial.
“It’s so easy during this time,” Oprah said, “Trayvon Martin – parallel to Emmett Till.” They are the same thing in her mind. However, she also did mention that we have come far since the 1955 slaying of Till.
As I said at the beginning, this is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve seen or heard in a long, long time. Oprah’s comparison of the two deaths is repulsive. Emmett Till’s brutal death, which opened the eyes of the country to the South’s brutalities, was partially responsible for the passing of the Civil Rights Act.
And did I mention that Till did absolutely nothing wrong? Unlike Trayvon that brutally attacked the man that shot him.
Look. I’m so sick of hearing about this Zimmerman trial, yet the people that continue to forcefully push a racial division in this country will not let it go. And I’m tired of it. Whatever.
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