Skip to comments.The Oprah: Until I Had My TV Show I Thought All White People Were Like Leave It to Beaver
Posted on 06/06/2018 4:35:20 AM PDT by simpson96
RUSH: You want to hear something odd, grab audio sound bite No. 23. On CBS This Morning, Co-Host Norah ODonnell is speaking with The Oprah, well-known media mogul, about the impact The Oprahs television show had on America. Question: I think you captured peoples minds by talking about issues that people werent talking about on television race and sexual abuse.
Now, before we play the answer here, the idea that we werent talking about before The Oprah came along? They still say that to this day. How many times you hear Eric Holder? You dont have the guts to have a conversation about race, he said. Whereas it seems to me thats all this country does talk about. Were talking about race all the time. We cant get away from it, and reason we cant get away from it because the American left wont let anybody get away from it!
But all that aside, here is the answer from that, heres the answer from media mogul The Oprah.
WINFREY: The first time we did a show on alcoholism and there was a family of five and I was like, Oh, my God. I didnt know that white people had dysfunction, because I grew up thinking that all white people were like, uhhh, Leave It To Beaver. And so the first time I started having conversations with people with real dysfunctions, with real family issues from all parts of the country, it was a revelation to me.
RUSH: She grew up thinking that all white people were like Leave It To Beaver. Ive never heard her say that before. Have you? So I dont know. She grew up thinking all white people were like Leave It To Beaver. Can you imagine if Roseanne went on this show and said something like that about (laughing) take your pick of anybody?
Until LBJ’s “Great Society” ruined families.
Until I lived near the ‘hood, I thought that all black people were friendly and normal, if disadvantaged historically.
I was as naive as Oprah.
Bill Clinton was like Eddie Haskell.
Big difference between next to a Country Club in San Jose in the 80’s, and Wilmington DE in the 90’s.
What’s the dirtiest thing said on tv?
“Ward, you were a little hard on the beaver last night...”
She had a stereotype that she would cling to, I guess.
I went in on an amazingly cheap house in Boston, on the Dorchester/Roxbury line in oh... 1968 or so. It was cheap for a reason.
There were some great people there, but enough truly dangerous, uncontrolled ones that it was unliveable for a white person.
We abandoned it after a few months, which wasn’t much of a hit since buying it only cost a couple of months rent somewhere else.
>>Question: I think you captured peoples minds by talking about issues that people werent talking about on television race and sexual abuse.
Phil Donahue, anyone?
Same time slot even.
Aunt Jemima isn’t running for anything except the refrigerator.
OMG, yeah, back then, that was a tough, dangerous place, on the Dorchester/Roxbury line.
Actually, Oprah, we WERE!! That is until the 60’s where EVERYTHING was turned upside down!
Between Blue Hill Avenue and Dudley Street, maybe 10 blocks from the Dudley Station.
It got a lot worse after I was there, I heard. I think things have improved somewhat in recent years.
And, I thought all black people were like George “Kingfish” Stevens, Sapphire and Andy Brown.
I has improved a lot. Back in the early Seventies, that was a very rough place, I know that for a fact!
I still wouldn’t venture into Roxbury for anything at all, but there are parts of Dorchester that are reasonably safe.
I took the Red Line one time years ago and not paying attention, ended up in Mattapan.
That was a very bad place to find myself in. And I am not kidding, I feared for my safety.
I couldn’t believe how stupid I had been, not paying attention. Mattapan is somewhere you didn’t want to be in those days. I don’t know if it has changed, but I doubt it.
All black people aren’t like Mr. Huxtable on The Cosby Show?
Maxine Waters is like Algonquin J. Calhoun.
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