Video: Oprah: MLK challenged Americans to "wake up"

Aug 28, 2013 Full story: CBS News 142

At an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, Oprah Winfrey lauded Martin Luther King Jr. for forcing America to "wake up" and confront the realities of discrimination and racism.

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Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#1 Aug 28, 2013
No Black Republicans allowed at the march for inclusion and diversity?
Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#2 Aug 28, 2013
MLK never intended the Black on White racism and discrimination that has taken place. Obama has set the American Blacks back fifty years by pandering to color instead of character.
wake up

Stambaugh, KY

#3 Aug 28, 2013
Maybe they should wake up and get a job,under OBAMA there are job's every place. [SARCASM] Then maybe they should take care of the children they create,try birth control or get married first.OBAMA THE GREAT DIVIDER.
Spike

Akron, OH

#4 Aug 28, 2013
I think bynow we all understand the 3/5th's rule
neutral observer

Lake Worth, FL

#5 Aug 28, 2013
LookingToEscape wrote:
No Black Republicans allowed at the march for inclusion and diversity?
The dream was not a pro diversity one. King dreamed of a world made up entirely of mindless drones who thought precisely the same thoughts as he did. Have your own opinions and they just might be racist.

Thus the Orwellian progressive pc thought police were born to stamp out any trace of human thought.

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#6 Aug 28, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
MLK never intended the Black on White racism and discrimination that has taken place. Obama has set the American Blacks back fifty years by pandering to color instead of character.
The march would have been more meaningful if you had black doctors, business leaders, scientists and inventors and far less politicians and activists speaking.
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As for Obama, I think he simply lacks the leadership abilities to deal with issues like race. He got healthcare because the Democrats controlled Congress and they did all the heavy lifting for him. Once the House swung back to the Republicans, his lack of ability to deal in the world of real politics started showing.
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He has tried to deal with race, sometimes in a tepid balanced way, but he doesn't have the gumption to do the head knocking of the races he would have to do.
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Furlong, PA

#7 Aug 28, 2013
I often wonder what MLK would think of (c)rap 'music and hip hop and thug 'culture?'
Harpo Gasbag

Hilton Head Island, SC

#8 Aug 28, 2013
Harpo Windbag: Shut up you whiner. You've made a fortune with your crap off the self-hating white American nincompoops.
Spike

Akron, OH

#10 Aug 28, 2013
LookingToEscape wrote:
<quoted text>
The march would have been more meaningful if you had black doctors, business leaders, scientists and inventors and far less politicians and activists speaking.
.
As for Obama, I think he simply lacks the leadership abilities to deal with issues like race. He got healthcare because the Democrats controlled Congress and they did all the heavy lifting for him. Once the House swung back to the Republicans, his lack of ability to deal in the world of real politics started showing.
.
He has tried to deal with race, sometimes in a tepid balanced way, but he doesn't have the gumption to do the head knocking of the races he would have to do.
You're addresing the 5% who escaped the gene pool and as far as the bamster and "the O" they haven't,, and are still longing for the 1960's
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#11 Aug 28, 2013
Liberals R Defective wrote:
This tripe spewing forth from the world richest black lesbian. Tell us again how badly you've been treated by this racist country, right after you deposit another cool million in your bank account.
I thought the speeches today were important for their historical value (ie injustices in the past) and we (those without tin foil hats) can understand how "badly treated" some folks have been.

Btw, Ms. Winfrey is a respected self made woman who deserves - and more importantly - uses her money in giving and important ways.

The tripe spewed by you folks tells us more about you than you probably wish.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#12 Aug 28, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
MLK never intended the Black on White racism and discrimination that has taken place.
Mr. King wanted us to be judged NOT by the color of our skins but by the content of our character. Guess we are not there yet.

Shamefully, some of these commentators are showing less content of their character and more shameful lack of understanding of history and its impact.
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Aug 28, 2013
this racist billionairess should just FOAD
Law and Order

Madison, CT

#14 Aug 28, 2013
Wonder how much longer we have to wait for access to the FBI file on King. word is he was a communist.
Spike

Akron, OH

#15 Aug 28, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
I thought the speeches today were important for their historical value (ie injustices in the past) and we (those without tin foil hats) can understand how "badly treated" some folks have been.
Btw, Ms. Winfrey is a respected self made woman who deserves - and more importantly - uses her money in giving and important ways.
The tripe spewed by you folks tells us more about you than you probably wish.
I liked it when they "axed" oprah why she funded a school in africa instead of america ,,,she said because the children in America have no desire to learn.
Amanda

Lincolnton, NC

#16 Aug 28, 2013
The Rev. Ralph Abernathy confessed to the FBI and news media that MLK was a whoremonger and drinker. Can blacks find a real hero? How about Colin Powell!!! Come on people, lets get real!!!!

“Liberals hate free speech!”

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#17 Aug 28, 2013
Yes Oprah, you do the same. Your boy wander isn't cutting it!
Spike

Akron, OH

#18 Aug 28, 2013
Amanda wrote:
The Rev. Ralph Abernathy confessed to the FBI and news media that MLK was a whoremonger and drinker. Can blacks find a real hero? How about Colin Powell!!! Come on people, lets get real!!!!
shocking,,,,hahahahahahahaha! another crack head
Spike

Akron, OH

#19 Aug 28, 2013
remember,,,,,they're 3/5th's

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#20 Aug 28, 2013
LookingToEscape wrote:
No Black Republicans allowed at the march for inclusion and diversity?
They just couldn't find any.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#21 Aug 28, 2013
Spike wrote:
I think bynow we all understand the 3/5th's rule
You personify it.

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