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Oprah Winfrey Touches on Racism, Gender Inequality & More in Golden Globes Speech

January 7, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Oprah Winfrey Golden Globes

Oprah Winfrey touched on a host of major social issues in her Cecil B. DeMille Award acceptance speech at the Golden Globes. You can see part of the speech below via TMZ, which Winfrey gave after becoming the first black woman to receive the honor.

During her speech, Winfrey recalled seeing Sidney Poitier become the first black person to win an Oscar for best actor and said, “It is not lost on me that, at this moment, there is some little girl watching as I become the first Black woman to be given the same award. It is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them.”

Winfrey then went on to talk about the #MeToo movement and touched on the story of Recy Taylor, a black woman was abducted and gangraped by six white men in Alabama but died two weeks ago without ever having received justice.

“I want all the girls watching to know a new day is on the horizon,” she said. “And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure they are the leaders to take us to the time where nobody has to say ‘me too’ again.”

Reese Witherspoon, who co-stars with Winfrey in A Wrinkle in Time, presented her with the award.