Thursday, May 16, 2013

Soledad and White People

Soledad O'Brien: 'OK, white person, this is a conversation you clearly are uncomfortable with'

Soledad O'Brien, recently yanked from her morning show "Starting Point" on CNN, plans to continue her focus on racial issues and is charging that whites are afraid of dealing with the nation's black-white division.

O'Brien, just named a distinguished visiting fellow at Harvard's Graduate School of Education, told the school's Institute of Politics that she's often confronted by whites who want to take issue with her documentaries on race in America.

"People would sometimes, when I give speeches, stand up and say, 'You know, I think your black America documentaries (are) divisive. I think like, you know, listen, we shouldn't think of ourselves as African-American. We're Americans, and everybody should stop separating themselves out,'" she said in a new video from the institute.

She continued: "First of all, it's only white people who ever said that — 'if we could just see beyond race. If only people didn't see race, it would be such a better place, and you are responsible for bringing up these icky race issues, Soledad, you should just let sleeping dogs lie.'"

Source: Paul Bedard Washington Secrets The Washington Examiner

1 comment:

  1. The Caucasian-featured, olive-skinned Soledad O'Brien is married to a white guy and together they have four very white children. Who does she think she is? White queen of the blacks?