WATCH: Oprah Says ‘America is at a Tipping Point’ and ‘Can’t Move Forward Without Calling Out Pain of Racism’ After George Floyd’s Death

Oprah Winfrey has stated that America is ‘on a tipping point’ following the death of George Floyd and has called for systemic change in a town hall titled Where Do We Go From Here?.

The chat show host was joined by a number of guests, including Stacey Abrams, Charles M. Blow, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Ava DuVernay, Jennifer Eberhardt, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Ibram Kendi, David Oyelowo, Rashad Robinson and Bishop William J. Barber II, and together they talked about racism in the United States and the current unrest.

The first episode of the two-part programme aired on the night of Floyd’s funeral, and was planned in response to the protests of the recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George.

‘Is this the moment we finally change our country?’ Oprah began. ‘Where people recognise systemic racism for the problem and the evil that it is. Where do we go from here and what is it that we really want?

‘We can’t even begin before we acknowledge the hurt and the pain which we’ve all seen and felt as visceral. The family that is our country, I believe, can’t move forward without calling out that pain.’

She continued: ‘We find our nation on a precipice, a true tipping point, I believe.

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SOURCE: Metro UK, Cydney Yeates