Why white America perhaps fears Michelle more than Barack
. Excerpts from a 'Jack & Jill politics' newsletter:
...as hard as it is to accept a black president, it's even harder to
accept a black first lady. First Lady has always held a beloved
sentimental mother/wife of the nation symbolism. Conservatives are not
ready to have to look at this very BLACK woman with her degrees and her
fierceness and see her as the epitome of the American mother/wife.
This will be a first for white people. They do not want this black
woman in the Whitehouse as their first lady. That New Yorker cartoon
was [actually] about Michelle - she was its focal point…..look
closely... she is the leader, the one starting the "revolution" they
want you to imagine…………
MSNBC's Chris Matthews said, in the course of covering the Obama
candidacy, 'He (Barack Obama) brings none of the20' bad stuff, you
know?" By 'Bad Stuff', he meant the legacy of [whites] enslaving
Africans in this country, keeping them as second-class citizens until
1965, a mere 11 years before this country celebrated its 200th
anniversary. You know, 'the original sin', or ' the birth d efect', as
Condi Rice called it. Barack escapes this 'bad stuff' only because his
mother was white and may have had ancestors involved in the slave
trade; and also because Barack's father was not African American. He
was full blooded African and therefore Barack had no ancestors enslaved
America - and so the white guilt factor is missing when they think of
him. HOWEVER, NO SUCH LUCK WITH MICHELLE!
Michelle Obama is a direct threat and lightening bolt against White
Superiority. Because, she's Black… VISIBLY BLACK… But it's important to
note, she does not, in any way,
shape, or form, contour to the acceptable Black Pathologies that enable
White Supremacy to sigh with relief. [welfare mother, fatherless child,
druggie, etc.] Michelle was raised in a neighborhood. In a home. With
TWO parents. No child revolving in and out of jail. Raised by a Black
man who not only provided for his family, but did so, WITH A
DISABILITY. Her mother had a working class job - secretary- but it was
after she had seen her youngest child settle into HIGH SCHOOL.
Michelle Obama's poise, her confidence, her aura - that was created by
that humble Black man, who by all accounts, adored her. He told her
that she is worthy, and so, when you have that told to you by the first
man who loves and protects you, you seek that validation of that in
your choice of mate, you'll settle for nothing less, and Michelle
Michelle Obama, doesn't fit any of the acceptable Black pathologies.
And when you don't fit the acceptable Black pathologies, then you must
be destroyed. Michelle Obama has become the face of the Black America
whose existence is routinely denied by this country. Think about it.
In ONE generation, the face of this 'Invisible America' has gone from
living on the top floor of a bungalow, to the possibility of living in
The White House. And yet, Michelle Obama, refuses to say " I' m
special", in order to give white America its usual security blanket
[that she is one of the exceptions rather than the rule], So what
should be done?
Beat her down into submission.
Michelle Obama represents everything we black women want our daughters
to be. When we stand up for her we stand up for ourselves. No other
women in the world are more neglected and abused as African women
period. Michelle looks like [our] daughters, her daughters look like
us. We love the way Barack looks at her we adore the way he looks at
his daughters. The Obamas represent the hope that we can be loved by
our men and they will support us in whatever we do. Little African
American girls need a vision and
dream of what it is like to be loved by a man who looks just like them.
Is America ready for a First Lady who looks like her? A regular black
woman? Not a passable biracial curly haired girl that they call black,
but a regular black woman from the south side of Chicago ? With dark
Is she going to be the face of The Woman on the largest pedestal in the
country? A self-confessed "loud-mouth" black woman? If the Obamas
succeed, it turns white supremacy upside down. And not because a black
man is in the White House; but, because a black
woman will be there who didn't have to come in the back door to lie in bed with the president.