Oprah: Obama Attacked In Many Cases Because He's Black

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Will Gompertz, BBC: Has it ever crossed your mind that some of the treatment Obama and the challenges that he's faced and some of the reporting he's received is because he's an African-American, and if the wasn't an African-American, if he was a white guy, he wouldn't be treated quite the same way, he wouldn't have to deal with quite the same confrontations?

Oprah Winfrey: Has it ever crossed my mind? It's crossed my mind probably as many times as it has crossed your mind. Probably it's crossed my mind more times than it's crossed your mind.

Just the level of disrespect when the Senator (Rep. Joe Wilson) yelled out, 'you're a liar.' You remember that? Yeah, I think that there is a level of disrespect for the office that occurs. And that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he is African American. There’s no question about that and it’s the kind of thing nobody ever says but everybody’s thinking it.

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