It seems that when there’s a good liberal narrative to be advanced, facts and actual history don’t matter.
That was apparently the case when Oprah Winfrey claimed that the “n-word” was the last thing heard by “millions” who were lynched. The implication is clear — millions of blacks have been lynched because of their race. Worse yet, Parade Magazine let Winfrey get away with her “fact” unchallenged.
Winfrey made her comments in an interview discussing Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” a movie that chronicles one black man’s years of service in the White House. Winfrey plays the role of Gloria Gaines, the wife of Cecil Gaines, who served from Eisenhower through Reagan.
Parade spoke with Daniels, Winfrey and actor Forest Whitacker, who plays the role of Gaines.
All three responded to a question about using the “n-word.”
Whitaker said he doesn’t use the word and never did.
“It’s a word I used quite a bit, until Oprah sat me down and talked to me about its power,” Daniels said.
“You cannot be my friend and use that word around me. It shows my age, but I feel strongly about it. … I always think of the millions of people who heard that as their last word as they were hanging from a tree,” Winfrey said.
According to information gleaned from the archives at the Tuskegee Institute, 4,743 were lynched between 1882 and 1968 — not the millions claimed by Winfrey.
Of the 4,743 people lynched during that period, about one in four — 1,297 — were white.
There are a lot of low information people who equate credibility with celebrity. How many people do you think will never take the time to know that there weren’t millions of blacks who were lynched and will just take the word of Oprah as gospel?
Maybe she doesn’t even know…but she should be held responsible for her public pronouncements. Hell, the editors of Parade Magazine should have done it…you watch, any attempt to correct it will be defined as “racist”.