Oprah faced a little case of racial profiling on her trip to switzerland last week when going into a high-end shop by the name of “Trois Pommes” where she was denied taking a look at a $38,000 alligator skin hand bag an employee. Obviously unless you live under a rock you know that ms Winfrey can in-fact afford this handbag making over $77 Million every single year.
“I was in Zurich the other day, in a store whose name I will not mention. I didn’t have my eyelashes on, but I was in full Oprah Winfrey gear …I go into a store and I say to the woman, ‘Excuse me, may I see the bag right above your head?’ and she says to me, ‘No. It’s too expensive.’” – Oprah Winfrey
Now what would I have done? Walked out of the store, came back a while later while there was hopefully another employee manning the store and buy EVERY SINGLE bag in the store. But Oprah’s a billionaire isn’t she? Make that buy the entire store, hell buy the entire franchise! In the video I bring up a great quote by Morgan Freeman which says “How do we stop racism? Stop talking about it. I’m going to stop calling you a white man, and I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man” which when it comes to race, I try to live by, which is why you won’t see me bring it up or cover stories about it that often. When we have a story that revolves around race I think it’s important to bring it up to help people realize that racism is a real thing and still exists today, but at the same time not harping on it for weeks, months or even years to come after the story is released.
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