Racism in Forsyth County (1987)

Barely six months into her show, Oprah journeyed into what could be viewed as hostile territory even for her when she went to the all-white community of Forsyth County in Georgia, intent on confronting and airing the racist views of the locals. The audience said that they were afraid of black people and did not want a mixed society. One lady spoke out about the situation to universal praise.  <a href="http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Race-on-The-Oprah-Show-A-25-Year-Look-Back">Oprah returned in 2010</a>, and the affluent community now had more than 7,000 African American citizens and was called by many a "great place to live."

( Oprah.com / January 14, 2014 )

Barely six months into her show, Oprah journeyed into what could be viewed as hostile territory even for her when she went to the all-white community of Forsyth County in Georgia, intent on confronting and airing the racist views of the locals. The audience said that they were afraid of black people and did not want a mixed society. One lady spoke out about the situation to universal praise. Oprah returned in 2010, and the affluent community now had more than 7,000 African American citizens and was called by many a "great place to live."

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