(89WLS) In a recent interview with BBC News, Oprah Winfrey said that President Obama is disrespected because he is an African-American.
"There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs. And that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African-American," Winfrey said. "There’s no question about that, and it’s the kind of thing nobody ever says but everybody’s thinking it."
Speaking with the BBC's Will Gompertz in the UK to promote "The Butler," Winfrey also spoke to the global issue of racism.
"It's gotten better. Are there still places where people are terrorized because of the color of their skin, because of the color of their black skin? Yes."Oprah: President Obama disrespected because he’s African-American