Oprah Winfrey on Monday said the killings of Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till are the “same thing.”
This transpired during an interview with The Grio that aired on NBC’s Today show (video follows with transcript and commentary):
OPRAH WINFREY: It’s so easy during this time: Trayvon Martin, Trayvon Martin parallel to Emmett Till, let me just tell you. In my mind, same thing. But you can, you can get stuck in that and not allow yourself to move forward and to see how far we’ve come.
Really? Martin and Till are the same thing?
As race baiters in the media have been dishonestly making this claim since the George Zimmerman verdict was announced, let’s take a look at what happened to Till almost 60 years ago and why it is shameful for folks to make such a comparison.