Obama Honors Oprah With Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Obama honored actress and former talk show queen Oprah Winfrey with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 20. Oprah was one  of 16 individuals, including former President Bill Clinton,  who received the prestigious recognition.

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    Hi All…So al0792, are you among the ignorant who believes she’s a bigot to white people or a bigot to black people? Please explain because there are plenty of people who believe one or another. Doesn’t really matter which because your comment says more about you than it will ever say about her.

    And Jon, please be sure to post a picture of your 3rd runner up ribbon from your Boy Scout Jamboree apple bobbing contest so we all can see what a legitimate award is. The award Oprah was presented “recognizes those individuals who have made “an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors”. These are just a few of the previous award winners, a group of which Oprah surely belongs.

    Georgia O’Keeffe
    Norman Rockwell
    Walt Disney
    Bob Hope
    Maya Angelou
    T.S. Eliot
    Placido Domingo
    Beverly Sills
    Dave Thomas
    Thomas Watson Jr
    Juliette Gordon Lowe
    Joan Ganz Clooney
    Fred Rogers
    Jonas Salk
    Martin Luther King Jr
    Rosa Parks
    Nelson Mandela
    Colin Powell
    Chuck Yeager
    Sandra Day O’Connor
    Henry Kissinger
    Billy Graham
    Mother Teresa
    Pope John Paul II
    Neil Armstrong
    Arthur Ashe
    Billie Jean King
    Pat Summitt (my idol…)

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    Oprah is a bigot to the BIGOTED.

    She’s an articulate, intelligent, and successful black woman. I can guarantee that her critics in this thread are far from being at least three out of those five things.


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    [quote=al0792]Here is your proof that Ms.O is a bigot torwards whites. http://www.mediaite.com/tv/oprah-tells-bbc-americans-disrespect-obama-because-hes-black/

    Well for starters, that isn’t proof of her being a racist. That is proof that she calls it like she sees it.

    In her interview, she told the truth. There is a generation of people that were born and bred in racism, and like all feelings and belief systems, they will die off when that generation passes on. It happens. Now, I happen to think that racism will get better with each generation, but I don’t think it will ever die.

    Also..for the record, she never said that “racism will end when white people die”. She never said that. I hope you listened to the interview because that headline is incorrect and misleading, intentionally. She referred specifically to racists and their way of thinking, and she didn’t specify color. So I am going to make this personal. I believe that the white person that was forced to integrate schools can still harbor anger that the government forced them to go to schools with black people. I also believe that the black person whose sister was killed in a random bombing or hanging because they were black, can still harbor anger against white people. It goes both ways.

    So stating that racism exists, and pointing out that it is mostly generational…doesn’t make a person racist.

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