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Barack and Michelle Obama Victims of Racism??? Ha ha

Alicia Colon

By Alicia Colon

Published Dec. 30, 2014

Barack and Michelle Obama Victims of Racism??? Ha ha

If People magazine had featured this week merely a conversation with the President and the First Lady, Michelle Obama's comments would have been unremarkable. But she made one as an example of the First Couple's racist experiences and one that occurred after she became First Lady:

"I tell this story — I mean, even as the first lady — during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn't see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn't anything new."

Of course, it's nothing new to have someone short ask a taller person to reach up and grab something in the supermarket but Michelle viewed this incident as somewhat racist. If the woman who had approached her had been black would she have found that request so memorable? Don't you know how hard she wanted to say to that woman, "Don't you know who I am?" Let's face the truth, shall we. Michelle Obama does not like white people and I strongly suspect she's not a big fan of America. Who can forget what she said in 2008 "for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback." Nothing to be proud of a country like ours unless she and her husband are glorified as saviors?

As another example of the dreadful racist experience suffered by the Obamas, Michelle recalled this about her husband: "He was wearing a tuxedo at a black-tie dinner, and somebody asked him to get coffee." The fact that Valerie Jarrett, Obama's consigliore, once mistook a four-star general in uniform for a waiter must have slipped her mind as she searched high and low for other examples of how they suffered the indignities of all American blacks. What a joke. Barack Hussein Obama and Michelle Obama are the two luckiest people on earth, black or white. They have about as much in common with the poor blacks in the ghetto on Uncle Sam's plantation as I have with the Queen of England.

It has been noted that technically Barack Obama is not the first black president as he is actually the first mulatto president. He was raised by his leftist white mother and her parents and after she remarried his Indonesian Muslim stepfather. He has never wanted for any material goods and went to Ivy League institutions. How Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown is that?

About the only connection Barack Obama has with them is a fondness for smoking marijuana. Yet he continually tries to connect with a ghetto base for the sole purpose of political opportunism.

Michelle Obama's background is similarly middle class and unlike her husband her ancestry does have slave roots.

Consequently perhaps that is why Michelle Obama was very involved in minority politics and in her Princeton thesis, her alienation from whites is clear:

"My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my "Blackness" than ever before. I have found that at Princeton no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my White professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don't belong. Regardless of the circumstances under which I interact with Whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, I will always be Black first and a student second," she wrote.

One has to wonder whose idea it was to foster the idea that the Obamas have suffered the indignity of racist experience of the average black American. Was the mainstream media running so low playing its unsuccessful race card that it had to submit fantasy scenarios? Conservative blacks like Clarence Thomas, Condoleezza Rice, Allen West, Thomas Sowell, and many more have been the victims of real racism yet have not exploited their experiences the way that the Obamas have.

There are numerous photographs of Michelle scowling and just not looking very happy. She has called the White House a very nice prison. It certainly is-one that most Americans would love to be imprisoned in. One that allows her to be waited on hand and foot 24/7 and when not at home allows her to take multi million dollar endless vacations on the taxpayer dole. Where is she now? In glorious Hawaii. I'm sure the Obama Kool-aid drinkers who ushered in the Obama reign are rationalizing that it's about time that people of color are getting theirs. But the president should be a president to all Americans not just those who match his skin color and Barack and Michelle Obama are probably the most divisive and polarizing of all White House occupants. Would that they be as level-headed as Raven-Symone, who played the youngest Huxtable on the NBC hit Cosby show.

While appearing on Oprah and being asked about her sexuality, Ms. Symone asserted her disdain of all labeling. Surprising Oprah who expected a liberal response, the spunky actress said: ""I'm tired of being labeled. I'm an American. I'm not an African American; I'm an American." "What I really mean by that is I'm an American. That's what I really mean," Raven replied. "I have darker skin. I have a nice, interesting grade of hair. I connect with Caucasian. I connect with Asian. I connect with black. I connect with Indian. I connect with each culture," Raven said. "You are a melting pot in one body," Oprah said. "Isn't that what America is supposed to be?" Raven declared.

Yes, Raven. Exactly. America is a melting pot not a multi-cultural oasis. We have our own culture and it is one of freedom and one of the best. Next time I hope we elect a president who believes that as well.

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