1/03/2007

Why Oprah's School Isn't In The US

Wondering why Oprah didn't decide to build her new school here in the US rather than in South Africa? Me, too. Here's part of the answer:

"''If you ask the kids what they want or need [in the US], they will say an iPod or some sneakers,' she's quoted as saying). 'In South Africa, they don't ask for money or toys. They ask for uniforms so they can go to school.'"

3 Comments:

Anonymous Rob Darrow said...

Today on Good Morning America, Diane Sawyer asked Oprah the same question. Oprah's response was that she does a lot for various charities in the U.S. but doesn't talk about it. She specifically mentioned a number of scholarships she provides for students at Morehouse College.

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Sugar said...

I'll give you another answer that should have occurred to everyone by now....because it's her money and she can do with as she pleases. Why do people even question what she does with her funds? If we questioned what the feds did with OUR money half as much as we questioned what she does with HER money, maybe this country would be in better shape than it is right now!

1:55 PM  
Anonymous Mackie said...

Ditto for me too Sugar. People are so quick to make judgements about what others should do with their money. She dosen't have to do any thing with it but spend it as she wishes. It is to her credit that she shares as much as she does. No one is entitled to her money but the person(s) whom she chooses to give.
Where are all of these purse watchers as our government continues wo spend billions on the "rebuilding" of Iraq and other pet projects that will take the next 5 generations to pay off.
I guess it is true that no good deed goes unpunished.
Mackie

7:42 PM  

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