Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest women in the world, and her OWN network has seemingly found its niche. By niche, I mean catering to the Tyler Perry and Iyanla Vanzant audience. But did you know, only two of the 13 top level executives behind OWN are minorities?
You would think that someone like Oprah, who prides herself on diversity and giving others opportunities, would have more minorities in high level positions. Especially when her own channel is making money off of its Black audience with shows catering to us.
One has to wonder how can Oprah talk about inequality, make a movie about Selma and break down barriers as a Black woman, and not practice what she preaches when it comes to those working for OWN.
Now, maybe there are other minorities, particularly Black women behind the scenes, and maybe Oprah feels good about having so many people work for her, but hopefully she is practicing what she preaches.
Clutchettes, do you think Oprah should have more high-level minority executives working for her?
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