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Black Actress Lays Into Oprah Over Trayvon Martin, Emmett Till Comparison: 'Shame on You


"If You aren't careful, [the] newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed [and] loving the people who are doing the oppressing"

In Stacey Dash's mind, Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till are not the "same thing."

The actress recently blasted Oprah Winfrey for making the controversial comparison, quoting Malcolm X to make her point.

"If You aren't careful, The newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed And loving the people who are doing the oppressing ~ Malcom X," Dash tweeted, later adding "shame on you @oprah."

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Dash also included a link to a story on the TV personality's interview during which she compared Till to Martin and claimed President Barack Obama is "smart" for not appearing on Fox News.

Dash burst onto the political scene during the 2012 presidential election when she came out against President Barack Obama and pledged her support to failed Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Dash was viciously attacked on Twitter for supporting a Republican. TheBlaze's story outlining the so-called controversy remains the third most popular story in this site's history. Read it here.

While promoting her new movie recently, "The Butler," Oprah argued there are obvious similarities between the Till and Martin cases. β€œIn my mind, same thing,” she said. Watch that portion of her "Today" interview below:

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Till was savagely murdered by a group of white men in 1955 after he was seen allegedly flirting with a white woman in Mississippi.

The men took Till to a barn, beat him viciously and gouged out one of his eyes before shooting him in the head and dumping his body in the Tallahatchie River – and that's the toned down version of the horrific killing.

In contrast, Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla., following a violent altercation with George Zimmerman in February 2012. Zimmerman, who claims he shot Martin in self-defense, stood trial and was found not guilty on murder and manslaughter charges by a jury of his peers.



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