Oprah Winfrey is making headlines after she compared the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to the gruesome 1955 slaying of 14-year-old Emmett Till.
In a video posted by Entertainment Weekly on Monday, Oprah says that as far as shes concerned, theres a clear "parallel" between Martin and Till's deaths.
"Trayvon Martin parallel to Emmett Till. Let me just tell you: In my mind, [theyre] same thing," she said. "But you can get stuck in that and not allow yourself to move forward and to see how far weve come."
Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman during an altercation that took place in an apartment complex in Sanford, Fla., on February 2012.
Last month, a jury of six people acquitted Zimmerman of second-degree murder after he claims he shot Martin in self-defense.
Till was murdered on Aug. 28, 1955, by a group of white men because they thought he was flirting with a white woman.
Till was taken to a barn where he was brutally beaten and tortured before having one of his eyes gouged out.
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Oprah, who return to the big screen in "The Butler" next Friday, is not the first person to publicly make the same comparison.
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