I sympathize with poor Oprah as she sits pondering our history and restoring herself while on her mountain retreat in Maui. Being a poor black woman in today’s white racist society must take its toll on her. Unfortunately, she’s playing the race card without any regard for the math or the truth about black lynchings. Between 1882 and 1968, there were only 3,445 black lynchings, not the millions she is claiming. If one has to result to gross exaggeration they lose all credibility.
Actually, only about 4000 people were lynched and not all of them were black. According to a study History of Lynching in the US, none of them were lynched because of race but because of committing heinous crimes. In most cases we do know better.
Of the 4,743 people lynched during that period, 1,297 were white.
However, forget about black on black crime – all that proves is that blacks are rarely targeted by people of other races. It’s no different to Asian on Asian crime. It should be high.
What we should be talking about is the FACT that unlike males of any other race, black males target non-blacks as victims of violent crime slightly more often than they do each other.
What we should really be looking at is when x on x crime is too low, like in the case of whites – millions of WHITES have been lynched since 1964. For example, one white woman is raped by a black male every 10 minutes, day and night – and one white woman is gang raped every hour by black males. The reverse is so statistically insignificant it does not even show up in the NCVS (Tawana Brawley, Crystal Mangum etc). According to FBI stats, 99.9+% of black women who are raped are raped by black males.
Winfrey told Parade Magazine that young people today know “diddly squat” about the civil rights movement. It would seem, however, that Winfrey needs to brush up on her own history.