Yesterday, while blog surfing, I came across a twitter conversation that some random guy, in my book, decided to conjure up regarding my god mother, in my head, Ms. Winfrey herself. I could not believe my eyes. The nerve of this due to try to put Oprah on blast about helping "us" out. Did he really think about this insinuation before tweeting? Probably not.
So he asked Oprah, "When are you going 2 give back 2 the ghettos in America?" Her response, brilliant!
Now instead of allowing her response to put him in his place and help him have a seat ( \_ ) , he continued in his attempt to prove to his following Oprah has not done anything for "her" people. Ugh! Give it a rest guy!
I don't get it. Why do "we" feel entitled to Oprah's assistance? What about her money and accomplishments obligates her to sow seeds in the "ghetto"? Absolutely nothing! Oprah is not not required to invest in anyone but herself and maybe her family and close friends. It is not mandatory and should not be compelled to send her tithes and offerings to the black community just because she looks like us and her hair is coarse like ours.
If no one else wants to say it, I will. This is one of the grand flaws amongst the African American community. We are always looking for a hook up. No one wants to work hard and put forth effort like Oprah to get us to the top. Instead, we want to rely on a brotha or sista to give us the hook up. We are afraid to get up off our rusty dusties to sweat and hustle to get us where we want to and should be.
On the flip side of this, when some of do make it, NOT Oprah, we are too arrogant and prideful to reach back and teach others how we did it. We want to keep it all to ourselves because we are scared sharing our knowledge may help others get a head of us.
No, Oprah does not owe anybody anything. We owe it to ourselves to do what we can to make our communities and their inhabitants better.
in her response, Oprah asked this dude what has he done, "and you sir?" I am still waiting on his response. he ignored that part and continued to tweet nonsense. Dude, get off twitter and make a living for yourself and the rest of the ghettos you speak of. Let us table this discussion when you, yourself has done ANYTHING positive for the ghetto you say you live in.
I'd like to see what you do if and when you get "billions of dollars".