Race on The Oprah Show: A 25-Year Look Back
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Josh was refused service in a restaurant, needlessly questioned by a police officer and seen as suspicious by people on the street. In the short time he spent as a black man, Josh concluded that we haven’t come as far as we thought. Afterward, Josh told Oprah that “white people get this respect and black people are constantly trying to prove that they deserve it or are worthy of it.”
“I thought that was so profound,” Oprah says. “It was really the first time we’d heard anything like that on our show. Particularly coming from a young white man.”