Oprah Winfrey and Race in America

The Takeaway
Today Oprah Winfrey signs off after 25 years as the queen of daytime talk. Oprah has built a multi-billion-dollar media empire. She's one of only two African-Americans ever to grace the Forbes billionaire list –  and the only black woman ever to do so. Many would argue that her success as one of the few black women in television has forever changed the face of the medium. So whether you're a critic or a diehard fan, there's no doubt that Oprah has had quite an impact –  particularly on the African-American community. Joining us to reflect on Oprah's legacy is  Hilton Als, a staff writer for The New Yorker.  
Sign up for our daily newsletter

Sign up for The Top of the World, delivered to your inbox every weekday morning.