Comment: Racist?

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Racist?

Huh? Do you see any attempt to claim some level of superiority one race over another...or of one over them all? Please tell me which line it was on?

Did Oprah somehow experience "racism"...or was it "prejudice"...the very same thing we all practice on a daily basis as part of our life's navigational safety monitor? Did she find herself dealing with someone who had developed a prejudice..however widely or narrowly influenced...that was developed from parental or environmental influence and personal observation? Or, did she run into someone who dealt with her (or didn't) in a manner that supported a philosophical belief in an inherent superiority of their race over another (or at least the inferiority of Oprah's to their own). Or might Oprah have been dealing with a predjudice developed about people with the same characteristics...that may, or may not not have been strictly limited to skin color...which either way, does not meet the smell test of "racism".

I don't believe Oprah is racist. I believe that she has prejudice...prejudice derived from interactions with others that she see's as being alike...others that she has learned to identify from various characteristics which then cause her to lump them into a "group" or category that she sees as bearing mostly the same traits and others that she has decided she'd rather not interact with if possible.

Prejudice is simply a survival mechanism that we all employ, be it in relation to other people, places, things or circumstance and there is nothing wrong with it...or particularly right with it.

It is what it is and the factors that determine each person's prejudices are as unique as their finger prints. Without to ability to generalize and categorize...we as a species wouldn't last very long.

Now as to prejudices developed by city dwellers in The United Staes of America...especially as they relate to people of other races...well..they will always first depend upon parental indoctrinations and second one's historical experience. It's the mixture of the two and the multitude of factors involved that determine the result.

I saw no racism in the post...nor in Oprah.

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?