Michelle Obama: I was ‘knocked back’ by race perceptions


She told an audience of mainly black graduates she feared racial stereotypes might be harming her husband’s election campaign and worried what her daughters might feel if they knew what people were saying about her.

And she warned them of the “daily slights” they would face throughout their lives in the US, where “those age-old problems are stubborn and they haven’t fully gone away”.

…Obama returned to issues of racism in America with a warning to Tuskegee’s graduates that “the road ahead is not going to be easy”. “It never is,” she said, “especially for folks like you and me. Because while we’ve come so far, the truth is that those age-old problems are stubborn and they haven’t fully gone away. So there will be times … when you feel like folks look right past you, or they see just a fraction of who you really are.

And some more blathering like that. This woman is delusional. As I never tire of pointing out – not because I have a vendetta against poor bitter Michelle, but because it still amazes me – this Ivy League graduate is not fluently literate at an acceptable high school level. It must be perfectly obvious to anyone, Michelle Obama included, that being black has been a huge advantage to her.

And, really, if Barry weren’t half black, he wouldn’t exactly be president, would he?

  • Dana Garcia

    Right, and the better skiers in Aspen flip snow in her face, flaunting their whiteness!

  • Kat

    Our Lady of Perpetual Victimhood

    • Petey

      She’s the sort that gives niggers a bad name.

      • Kat

        Sometimes, it is tempting to wonder if that word was invented to describe her, but I know it came from several Latin-based words that simply mean “black.”

      • Kat

        Me? What did I say? I’m sorry…

        • No, not you, Kat. The comment you were responding to.

          I dread doing posts on any issue touching on race because someone always has to say something disgusting. And then, usually, get all shocked and indignant when there’s (inevitably) a problem.

          • Kat

            Oh, okay. I agreed with the gentleman’s concept, but that word is SO charged, so I avoided it in my response. 🙂

        • Petey

          It was me. What I said was:

          “That African American gives African Americans a bad name.”

          I just didn’t use the words African American. So you can guess.

          • Kat

            Ah, okay.

          • DavidinNorthBurnaby

            You used the word in every other hip hop song. That one.

          • Petey

            Oh, right. Shame on me.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        What a horrible witch. And his wife is no prize either.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    It’s better for her to be knocked back by race perceptions than to be knocked up.

  • brm373

    Hubby and herself have escalated the race war in the USA while totally ignoring the plight of black on black violence which is killing a generation.

    • Clink9

      So much more fun to blame others.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        And such a mindless, ingrained habit.

  • What a stupid, vain, classless tart she is.

  • Bill

    Some people who are have unfulfilled dreams and aspirations believe that their lack of ultimate success must be due to others lack of support and empathy for their group (whatever that group is), instead of an indifference by the universe for your success. In general white people don’t blame blacks for not being successful at sports, they don’t blame asians for their lack of academic prowess, in general they know they are ultimately the architects of their own success, despite others competing against them for this same success.

    When you have been raised in an environment of victimhood, where you believe that you can never succeed due to others conspiring against you, you start believing that others success is not due to individual effort but through the careful selection of preferred individuals. Life is full of envy of others’ apparent undeserved success, reinforced by occasional privileges due to your membership in some ‘victim’ group, so you start believing that working hard is pointless and that success must be arbitrarily awarded instead of through constant hard work and sacrifice.

    The “You Didn’t Build That” is a perfect statement of this sort of attitude. A successful white businessman didn’t become successful by working 14 hour days, seven days a week, but because ‘The Man’ selected this businessman to be successful, and, voila, he was made so. No hard work necessary, just needing the nod and a wink from ‘The Man’.

  • kkruger71

    “Was I too loud or too angry or too emasculating? Or was I too soft, too much of a mom, not enough of a career woman?”
    So Hilary Clinton faced the first accusation, Barbara Bush faced the second. Neither of them were black, so why were they questioned? Oh yeah, because they were the wives of the guys wanting to be president.
    Goes back to my often repeated comments that slights/questions/life that everyone faces are always chalked up as some sort of sign that the designated group you belong to is targeted.

  • Ed

    If her journey to the White House was hard, imagine how badly she feels for others who tried to get there in the last 2 elections and lost!

  • David

    There are some truths that can not be acknowledged.

  • simus1

    Barrington Hussein is a lot of things but being “half black” in the usual African American use of the word in a cultural sense isn’t one of them.

  • mauser 98

    Mooch an affirmative action racist

    “Christopher Hitchens observes, “To describe [ Michelles thesis] as hard to read
    would be a mistake; the thesis cannot be ‘read’ at all, in the strict
    sense of the verb. This is because it wasn’t written in any known