“Wow… “How Oprah’s Capitalism Preserves Inequality and Promotes Alienation…” “Oprah’s ‘Bye! Boy, bye!’ Racist Misandrist Ideology??? Has Oprah lost her Damn mind referring to an unemployed Black man as a (racial slur) ‘boy!’ on the eve of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday??? SHAME!!! SHAME!!! SHAME!!!”

 

“Wow… Oprah’s ‘Bye! Boy, bye!’ Racist Misandrist Ideology??? Has Oprah lost her Damn mind referring to an unemployed  Black man as a racial slur – ‘boy!’ practically on the eve of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday???”   SHAME!!!  SHAME!!!  SHAME!!! 


I guess if one of the black Morehouse College men Oprah gave Scholarships found themselves unemployed, which I am sure has happened many times, Oprah would refer to them as a ‘boy!’???
In the article : 
“How Oprah’s Capitalism Preserves Inequality and Promotes Alienation…”  Oprah Unemployed black man
[This is an edited excerpt from the new book “The New Prophets of Capital” by Nicole Aschoff.]

http://www.decolonizingyoga.com/how-oprahs-capitalism-preserves-inequality/

At a time when the American Dream seems more out of reach than ever, Oprah Winfrey’s message resonates and replicates through all avenues of life. Her helping, healing, self-empowerment message turns up on college campuses, has been adopted by legions of internet entrepreneurs, and is echoed in the vision of organizations like the Freelancers Union. But by emphasizing individual strategies for success, Oprah and other prophets of the empowered self downplay the real structures of power and inequality in our society. They place the burden of success on the individual, in the process disguising societal shortcomings as personal failures and blinding us to collective visions of change that challenge alienation and inequality.


Wow…  Nicole Aschoff wrote in the last sentence in the previous paragraph: “They (Oprah) place the burden of success on the individual, in the process disguising societal shortcomings as personal failures and blinding us to collective visions of change that challenge alienation and inequality.”
Nicole Aschoff is a writer and currently the managing editor of Jacobin magazine
I believe Oprah has forgotten that our Ancestors during Slavery worked hard but they were, as a lot of us today, subject to their surrounding…  

 

And all those Civil Rights fighters who gave they lives and died did it with their heads held high so that we would not be demeaned by someone calling a black man a ‘boy!’…   They realized and always understood that they alone could not do it by themselves but always needed the help of their fellow man and woman…  They didn’t put each other down and demean each other but they had to work together to create a better tomorrow for them all…

 

Even when Oprah acts like she did it all by herself I remember hearing a story about how The Legendary Quincy Jones gave her a hand up when the production crew was looking for a person to play the part of ‘Sophia’ in “The Color Purple…”

  “Quincy Jones, the film’s executive producer and composer, is the man who suggested that an unknown named Oprah Winfrey play the role of Sofia. When Quincy first saw Oprah, she was hosting a show called A.M.Chicago…”  https://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/the-color-purple-reunion/8
20101105-tows-color-purple-13-300x205 Quincy Jones

I believe without Quincy’s hand up Oprah could have been another Bev Smith or  Wendy Williams or Rolonda Watts; who all achieved a level of success but never to reach the heights as she has… 

 

I know of several personal stories where the black man was unemployed and his wife carried the load until he found work…  Even then these black men worked temporary and odd jobs until things turned around… In one instance a young black woman (this story was in the Atlanta Constitution Newspaper in the 1990s) met a homeless down on his luck young black man on the street and after making many inquiries over many months why was this young black man on the streets she discovered his depression was because he had be fired without cause…  The young black woman did not call him a ‘boy’ but instead she asked him what he wanted to do for the rest of his life and the young black man replied, “cut grass…”   This young black man had be fired too many times from a lawn service company which caused him to become severely depressed…  The story go that this young black woman did not laugh at him or call him ‘boy’ but she bought him the kind of lawn mower he wanted, got him two lawn mowing contracts, and went into business with him…  After several months she realized this man’s passion for cutting grass so she got him more contracts and then married her asset…  This young woman became the – stay at home – office manager of their very successful lawn care service…  She only had one problem with her husband/business partner, he wanted to cut grass seven days a week but she made him take Sunday off…
I know several personal stories where the black woman has the Corporate job and her black man did home improvement jobs that she got him because she referred him to her co-workers…  Most of the time his home improvement jobs bought in more than her salary did…
One other black man I know  was fired without cause and his wife just stepped up her game; she didn’t demean him when he sold the Mercedes and the house and took the lesser paying temporary job at the same contractor that fired him…  Long story short, this black man got some advice from my brother to file an EEOC because – after 20 years and being the only black man in management at the Company – it sound like decriminalization…   Needless to say, after many months he got his job back with back pay and he was in charge so no one could fire him again…
Black women who doesn’t take the Oprah Racist Misandrist Ideological position and say ‘Bye! Boy, bye!’ (when her man has been knocked down by a rigged society) reap the benefits as they work together with him to build a better tomorrow…
All great leaders throughout history understand principle of the “help meet…”
FLOTUS44 Michelle Obama knows that we all have to work together: 

 

But in a brief moment of uninhibited candor — complete with some spontaneous swearing — that set the Internet ablaze, Obama said the belief that women can always “have it all” is “a lie” and voiced an unexpectedly frank rebuke of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s controversial “lean in” mantra.

“It’s not always enough to lean in because that s— doesn’t work all the time,” she reportedly said.

Michelle Obama Lean in

Many years ago as a young married black man during the Reagan era I found myself laid off alot…  I attended every job hunting class the ESC offered…   In each class the instructor would tell us if we were serious about getting a job them we must “Work it like a job…”   We were told to get up every morning, get dressed for work, and then go out looking for a job…  I spent a lot of time at the ESC and the Public Library scanning the help wanted ads…  Therefore when I heard what Oprah said about a black man who got dressed every morning and went out like he was going to work, I couldn’t believe she would say, ‘This is a no-brainer,’ ‘Bye! Boy, bye!’ …  It actually show how far out of touch Oprah is with the struggles Black men face everyday… Based on her Racist Misandrist Ideology against Black men whites will feel as if it’s approval for them to go backward and freely use the word ‘boy!’ against Black men to demean them… 


Nicole Aschoff concludes: 

“The popularity of mind-cure, inside- stuff strategies for alleviating alienation and achieving autonomy and success rests on our deep, collective desire for mean- ing and creativity in the face of overwhelming structural odds against achieving self-actualization. Literary critic and political theorist Fredric Jameson would say that the Oprah stories, and others like them, are able to “manage our desires” only because they appeal to deep fantasies about how we want to live our lives. This, after all, is what the American Dream narrative is about—not necessarily a description of life lived, but a vision of how life should be lived. When the stories that manage our desires break their promises over and over, the stories themselves become fuel for change and open a space for new, radical stories. These new stories must feature collective demands that provide a critical perspective on the real limits to success in our society and foster a vision of life that does fulfill the desire for self-actualization.”

“Wow… “How Oprah’s Capitalism Preserves Inequality and Promotes Alienation…” “Oprah’s ‘Bye! Boy, bye!’ Racist Misandrist Ideology??? Has Oprah lost her Damn mind referring to an unemployed Black man as a (racial slur) ‘boy!’ on the eve of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday??? SHAME!!! SHAME!!! SHAME!!!”

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