Oprah on Being a Recent Victim of Racism in Stores

Oprah talks about racism in the corporate world and how she experienced racism in a shop in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

Oprah Winfrey talks about how she classes racism as political power.  Oprah says she experiences both racism and sexism in the corporate world because the economy is dominated by white people.  Oprah also talks about how she experienced "shopping whilst black" in Zurich, Switzerland, were she was refused to she a bag because she couldn't afford it.

"Shopping while black" is a phrase commonly used for the type of marketplace discrimination that is also called "consumer racial profiling", "consumer racism" or "racial profiling in a retail setting". Shopping while black describes the experience of being denied service or given poor service because one is black.