Soledad O’Brien on ‘Black In America’ Criticism: “OK, white person, this is a conversation you clearly are uncomfortable with…”
In a recent interview, news anchor Soledad O’Brien addressed criticism she’s received regarding her “Black in America” series on CNN.
According to O’Brien, many whites have expressed displeasure with the “divisiveness” of the series, asserting that we should be moving towards a colorblind society; and that African Americans should quit differentiating themselves from whites.
Obviously, Soledad disagrees.
“First of all, it’s only white people who ever said that — ‘if we could just see beyond race. If only people didn’t see race, it would be such a better place, and you are responsible for bringing up these icky race issues, Soledad, you should just let sleeping dogs lie,'” O’Brien said.
She continued, “I was like, again, ‘OK, white person, this is a conversation you clearly are uncomfortable with, and I have no problem seeing race, and I think we should talk about race.”
Check out her remarks below:
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