Oprah: I Haven’t Seen Any ‘Leadership’ from Brown, Garner Protests


Oprah Winfrey, in promoting her new film Selma this week, contrasted the civil rights protests of the 60s with modern-day protests over the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner by saying the latter so far lacks leadership.

Winfrey argued that the best way to bring about change is “strategic, peaceful intention,” and explained what she believes is lacking from the police protests:

“It’s wonderful to march and to protest and it’s wonderful to see all across the country people doing it, but what I am really looking for is some type of leadership to come out of this to say, ‘This is what we want. This is what has to change, and these are the steps that we need to take to make these changes, and this is what we’re willing to do to get it.'”

Some protesters haven’t been particularly happy with those comments from Winfrey:

You can watch Winfrey’s comments here, via People:

[h/t THR]
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