Amazingly enough, I can't get worked up about Oprah being dissed
August 12, 2013
I swear to God the world is messing with me.
The BM may have a point about discrimination in a science setting and the way people make unthinking and covert assumptions.
I get that.
But Oprah was apparently refused a close look at a
handbag “handbag” on sale for £22,500. Even in Eurocash that’s a lot of money. (Apparently she was in Switzerland to attend the wedding of Tina Turner, who is awesome.)
I’m sure most of you grasp that Oprah could buy the entire business.
Winfrey, 59, who runs her own TV network, earned $77 million in the year to June 2013, taking the No. 1 spot on the Forbes most powerful celebrity list last month, the fifth time she has headed the annual ranking.
It would be good to have a conversation about the assumptions made about people of color and those who are not the standard shape that indicates “rich” (whateverthatmightbe).
On the Twitts you can follow that on #myoprahmoment
For me….I can’t get past the fact that Oprah was shopping in a place that even HAD a “handbag” that costs £22,500.
I just can’t.