American minorities and women are far from oppressed
"For more than a year, members of our team have protested the oppression and social injustices still present in our society."
Or a column by a Muslim writer in the HuffPost:
"The oppression they (blacks) face is much greater than the bigotry I (a Muslim) face. It is a racism and oppression rooted in our culture."
Last year, ESPN's Paul Finebaum said on-air, "This country has issues, but this country is not oppressing black people."
After being widely denounced, two days later Finebaum felt it necessary to issue this abject apology:
"I could spend the rest of my life trying to talk my way out of it, but I can't. I blew it. I simply did not have a good grasp of the situation. I know better. I've lived in this country. I see what is going on all across the country from North to South, East to West and I have no excuse. ... All I can say is that I made a terrible mistake. In trying to express a feeling that I probably -- not probably -- I had no right to express."
The headline of a column by Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy:
"In America, racial oppression is not ancient history."
A headline of another Washington Post column:
"How blacks, oppressed by white supremacy, can find a path to liberation."