Sometimes I weep for Africa.

Author:Warner, Theresa
Position:Letters - Letter to the editor

Oprah Winfrey (NA, Feb) is no role model for Africans! Africa is not America. Thank goodness! Aside from the crass Hollywood materialism displayed in the buildings of her academy in South Africa (the "art" does not even look very African to me) and the European dining practices, will the "content of our character" (so passionately spoken by Dr Martin Luther King Jnr) be shaped by Oprah, too?

One of her TV shows was designed to teach black women how to make their noses look longer and narrower, their lips thinner, their hair golden, longer and straight; their complexions as light as possible. I kid you not! Check it out. Will that too be taught...

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