[Ed. – Just whose word you want to take for the pervasiveness of white privilege: A black woman who happens to be one of the richest people in the world.]
Talk show mogul Oprah Winfrey said during a recent episode of her internet series that “whiteness” gives white people an advantage “no matter” what and praised a white guest for denouncing himself as racist.
“There are white people who are not as powerful as the system of white people — the caste system that’s been put in place — but they still, no matter where they are on the rung, or the ladder of success, they still have their whiteness,” Oprah said during an episode of the Oprah Conversation, entitled “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man: Part 1,” which featured former NFL player Emmanuel Acho.
“Whites have a leg up. You still have your whiteness. That’s what the term ‘white privilege’ is. It means that whiteness still gives you an advantage, no matter,” she said.
America is “run by whites,” Acho told Oprah. …