Some Black people think having a PhD from Harvard, becoming rich or living in a rich suburb would make them less Black, therefore more acceptable or respected by White people. I called this phenomenon the “Oprah Syndrome”.
The tragedy with the Oprah syndrome is that No one knows You are a rich or an educated black person beforehand, therefore the horde of racists will give you the ”Nigger treatment” long before learning anything about you.
That’s what Oprah Winfrey, a black billionaire, discovered the hard way in summer 2013 in Zurich (Switzerland):
”I was in Zurich the other day, in a store whose name I will not mention. I didn’t have my eyelashes on, but I was in full Oprah Winfrey gear. I had my little Donna Karan skirt and my little sandals. But obviously The Oprah Winfrey Show is not shown in Zurich.
”I go into a store and I say to the woman, ’Excuse me, may I see the bag right above your head?’ and she says to me, ’No. It’s too expensive.’
When Winfrey insisted she did want to see the bag the shop assistant allegedly replied: ”No, no you don’t want to see that one, you want to see this one because that one will cost too much.… Read more