Ted Cruz rips Oprah for 'lecture' on race: 'What utter, racist BS'

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) lashed out at Oprah Winfrey for saying white privilege is an "advantage," accusing the Black media mogul of spewing "utter, racist BS."

“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,’” the senator wrote on Twitter in response to an article from Glenn Beck’s conservative outlet The Blaze.

Billionaire Oprah lectures the rest of us:

"What utter, racist BS," he added.

https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1290871380779597824

His comments come after Winfrey debuted her new interview show on Apple TV+, “The Oprah Conversation.”

"It's time to bring humanity back to the conversation," Winfrey tweeted when announcing her new show last month.

During an episode with Emmanuel Acho, a former NFL linebacker and the host of the web series “Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man," Winfrey discussed racism in America and white privilege.

The 66-year-old host said that white people have a “leg up.”

“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,” she said.

“You still have your whiteness. That’s what the term ‘white privilege’ is. It means that whiteness still gives you an advantage, no matter,” she continued.

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Tweets mentioned:

https://twitter.com/Oprah/status/1287818691934126081

https://twitter.com/ArmendarizDis16/status/1290744579642318849

https://twitter.com/ChrisStigall/status/1290934258232631296

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