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Oprah’s ego outweighs the price of a handbag

One of the most powerful and richest women in the world is offended because a shop girl in a foreign country didn’t recognize her as such. This, of course, is racist. Really?

I wonder if Oprah ever considered that the shop girl legitimately thought the hand bag was out of Oprah’s price range. Could it be that Oprah was dressed in a fashion not indicative of money? (Think Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.) Why does it always come down to race?

It would be a sad commentary indeed if a poor shop girl loses her job because a rich and powerful woman’s ego was bruised.

William E. Leggiero Jr.


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