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    Oprah Winfrey Talks About Systematic Racism And The Current State Of The US

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    As unrest continues in the US after the death of George Floyd, talk show diva-producer-philanthropist Oprah Winfrey feels people in the US are not only fighting police violence against black people but with systemic racism as well. Winfrey said, “So the question that’s been on my mind is are we willing to finally face at this moment, the reality and step into what can be a watershed moment and also what exactly will we do? Where do we go from here?,” she added. This question led her towards the two-hour special “OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here?”, in which she discusses systemic racism in the US. In the special, Winfrey speaks with a range of Black thought leaders, activists, and artists about systematic racism and the current state of the US. “I’ve been having private conversations with friends and thought leaders about what’s next and where we go from here. I thought it would be both of interest and service to bring their ideas, concerns and comments into a national spotlight.” The special was planned in the wake of African American man Floyd’s death in police custody which has led to mass protests across the US against systemic racism and police brutality and reignited the Black Lives Matter movement.

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