I grew up watching the Oprah Winfrey show every afternoon with my mother. Each day she left us with a very inspirational message. This article was particularly interesting to me because it questioned whether the American Dream was actually possible for all Americans. Oprah's rags to riches story is obviously very inspiring to most of the population, but is it really a lifestyle that we could all lead? I found it interesting that they referred to Oprah just by her first name. Is it really easier for black Americans to relate to her without her full name?
I was extremely surprised to read that Oprah's sister denied Oprah's comments about the hardships they had to deal with as children. Patricia stated that they had a "difficult but not a desperately poor life." It is sad to think that stars would exaggerate circumstances in their life in order to make their successes, today, seem even greater. It makes me wonder how many other stars do this, too? Whoopi Goldberg's stated that, "if we didn't have Oprah Winfrey, we'd have to invent one." Do you think this is true?