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‘Digital blackface’: Far-left org says non-black people who share Oprah memes are guilty of racial sin

If white and non-black people share internet memes related to Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, they’re guilty of “digital blackface,” according to a progressive climate advocacy group.

What are the details?

The Slow Factory Foundation — a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental justice and protecting human rights — made the astonishing claim after memes of Oprah’s facial reactions during the interview circulated on social media.

In an Instagram post, the Slow Factory Foundation chided “digital blackface infractions.”

“Since the #MeghanandHarry interview on Oprah, we’ve been seeing a lot of digital blackface infractions with a few of Oprah’s reaction gifs and images going viral, but that doesn’t mean you should be using them,” the organization posted.

Slow Factory Foundation defined “digital blackface” as:

Digital blackface definition: An online phenomenon where white and non-Black people share gifs and photos of Black folks to express emotion or reaction to anything happening on the internet. While seemingly harmless, the problem with digital blackface is that it often reinforces negative stereotypes about Black folks such as they’re aggressive, loud, sassy, and simply here for your consumption and entertainment. It is another way people try and co-opt Black identity and culture without any of the day-to-day realities of being Black.

It was not long ago that white performers would paint their face black as a form of entertainment for the masses, often playing with the idea that Black folks are primitive and violent, and hyper-sexualizing Black women. The way that white and non-Black folks engage in digital blackface feels too reminiscent of these old shows.

What was the reaction?

Many commenters thought Slow Factory Foundation was being overly harsh.

“Reaction pictures/gifs and memes are universal and are certainly not a part of ‘digital black face’??? I feel like that’s extremely divisive. People use reaction pictures of those of another race all the time and I don’t see how it’s harmful?” one person responded.

Another critic said, “This just seems really divisive to me. As long as the gif etc. is not being used to mock people or reenforce stereotypes I don’t see an issue.”

Others, however, thanked Slow Factory Foundation for bringing attention to what they thought is an important issue.

“Thanks for sharing something always bothered me about this but didn’t know how to express it,” one supporter said.

Anything else?

As Slow Factory Foundation noted, the phrase “digital blackface” was first coined by Lauren Michele Jackson at Teen Vogue in 2017.

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Black critics, lawmakers shred billionaire liberal Oprah Winfrey as a fraud and more after she bizarrely encourages white people to admit racism

Black critics and lawmakers alike castigated Oprah Winfrey for a video that went viral Tuesday.

The video, part of Winfrey’s series “The Oprah Conversation,” featured the namesake host encouraging white guests to admit to their racism and insisting that all white people have a “leg up” because of their skin color.

What are people saying about all this?

The latest episode of the AppleTV+ series, which featured activist and former NFL player Emmanuel Acho, spoke with white guests about topics such as whiteness, white privilege, and racism.

Irene Armendariz-Jackson, a Texas Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, blasted the billionaire progressive on social media, writing, “And now why is Oprah, maybe the richest black woman in the world, trying to shame white people as privileged? Miss Winfrey, you are the personification of WHITE PRIVILEGE!”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) also took to social media and shared The Blaze’s Tuesday reporting on the matter, blasting Winfrey’s remarks as “utter, racist BS.”

He wrote, “Billionaire Oprah lectures the rest of us: ‘You still have your whiteness. That’s what the term “white privilege” is. It means that whiteness still gives you an advantage, no matter.’ What utter, racist, BS.”

Conservative commentator Wayne Dupree added, “Billionaire Oprah is now shaming white people for all their ‘easy success’ in life.”

David Harris Jr., popular conservative author and speaker, added, “She makes me sick.”

In an essay of his own, Harris Jr. wrote, “Using white ‘SJW’ activists, some who are members of ANTIFA, as proof that ‘white’ people when ‘Woke’ can admit that they ARE racists, just like the rest of the white population, who are yet to self realize it. Sickening, and must be challenged for what it is, Malcolm X re-packaged for 2020’s snowflakes and BLM activism.”

Kimberly Klacik, U.S. House candidate from Maryland, added, “Oprah Winfrey trying to profit off of a manufactured racial divide while being a billionaire when so many people are facing eviction is the sort of nonsense #CancelCulture should attack. But, the cancel culture mob have proven to be not so bright.”

Podcaster Chris Stigall also ripped the 66-year-old Winfrey for her remarks, calling her a “fraud.”

Stigall shared TheBlaze’s report on Winfrey’s show via Twitter, captioning it, “Said the billionaire made a billionaire by her overwhelmingly white audience. What a fraud.”

What did Oprah say?

“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,” Winfrey said in the viral video.

“[Whites have a] leg up,” she insisted. “You still have your whiteness. That’s what the term ‘white privilege’ is. It means that whiteness still gives you an advantage, no matter. It is the fundamental issue.”

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Billionaire media maven Oprah encourages white people to admit that they are racist in bizarre video

Oprah Winfrey said on video that white privilege and whiteness give white people a leg up over people of color in all situations.

In a recent seminar about what it means to be white, the self-made billionaire told white people that they’re racist even when they might not realize that they are racist.

Her white guests agreed.

What are the details?

In a recent episode of “The Oprah Conversation,” Winfrey and NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho spoke to several white guests who admitted their racism.

During the episode — titled “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man: Part 1” — Winfrey said, “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.”

“[Whites have a] leg up,” she insisted. “You still have your whiteness. That’s what the term ‘white privilege’ is. It means that whiteness still gives you an advantage, no matter. It is the fundamental issue.”

During the discussion, Winfrey spoke with her white guests, who discussed their own personal come-to-Jesus moments in admitting that they, too, might just be racist.

One man, Seth, told Winfrey that he must be racist, because he’s never been actively anti-racist.

“You’ve become woke during this period, and realized in that awakening that you are racist, right?” Winfrey asked Seth. “I just want to know how that happened.”

Seth responded by admitting that he’s apparently been a racist his whole entire life, but only now does he realize how.

“I was born in the ’70s,” he began. “I was born and raised in Manhattan. I’ve always considered myself to be liberal. Now I’m not only a friend of people of color, but also an advocate … but this movement over the last month has been powerful. … I realized that I couldn’t be not racist. I realized that I either was a racist or an anti-racist, and I wasn’t — I’m not — an anti-racist.”

One woman, Lisa, told Winfrey that she — a Californian — said that even she has “unconscious biases that white people have.”

‘If the white person is your problem, only the white person can be your solution’

Acho responded by pointing out that white parents should help bear the burden of solving racism.

“Here’s what I told my friends with their white children,” he began. “I said ‘Y’all live in a white cul-de-sac, in a white neighborhood, in a white city, in a white state. If you were not careful, your children will live their whole white life, and at 26, 27, they’ll end up being a part of the problem, because you just let them and allowed them to live a completely white, sheltered, and cultureless life.”

Acho added, “As a black person, white people — the proverbial phrase of white people — they run America. CEOs, Fortune 500 companies, execs, ownership. They run America. Not an individual white person, but collective white people.”

He concluded, “I firmly believe that if the white person is your problem, only the white person can be your solution.”

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