Originally posted at Clash Daily
Michelle and Barack Obama recently sat down withÂ Peoplemagazine, the outstanding journalistic publication that gave us theÂ Brittany Maynard: I Moved to Oregon so I Could Kill MyselfÂ saga and theÂ poorest sellingÂ PeopleÂ cover of the year:Â Hillary & the White House.
The bigotry issue focuses on the gripes of two angry racists who ignore the fact that they have exploited skin color all the way to the White House. Instead of being grateful, six years into Obamaâ€™s second term as president of a country with a white majority, he and Michelle feel now is as good a time as any to discuss their â€œracist experiences.â€
Throughout the interview, Michelle, a woman with less-than-stellar grades who didnâ€™t mind using her skin color as a springboard to an elite institution like Princeton, laughed â€œwrylyâ€. Failing to mention the very valid reasons why aÂ cab driverÂ on the South Side of Chicago might be hesitant to pick up a young black man, Michelle had this to say:
IÂ think people forget that weâ€™ve lived in the White House for six years. Before that, Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago, who had his share of troubles catching cabs.
Maybe Michelle doesnâ€™t know about cab drivers likeÂ Edwin Obazuaye. Edwin was a 48-year-old black man who, in March of 2013, picked up Eric Taylor and another passenger in the Auburn Gresham area on the South Side of Chicago. Taylor robbed Edwin and after shooting the taxi drive stole his cell phone. As a result of being shot in the back and suffering a wound to the head, four days laterÂ Edwin died.
While Michelle was pointing out toÂ PeopleÂ magazine the injustice of young black men being unable to hail cabs on Chicagoâ€™s Southside, the first lady also forgot to mention 17-year-old rapperÂ Clint Massey, aka RondoNumbaNine. In February of this year, Massey was charged with shooting and killing black cab driver, 28-year-old Javan Boyd.
During the gripping interview, the first lady informedÂ PeopleÂ that just because she wears $12K gowns and her husband sits in the most influential seat of power in the world, they are not insulated from racism.
For example, Michelle shared one disturbing incident that took place onÂ her fakeÂ relate-to-the-little-people expedition toÂ Target in 2011Â which, at the time, seemed more about height and laundry soap than skin color and racism.
However, three years later, after mulling it over a bit, Michelle now sees the Tide Encounter quite differently. The first lady toldÂ People:
I tell this story â€“ I mean, even as the first lady â€“ 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 didnâ€™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 isnâ€™t anything new.
Amazingly, Americaâ€™s 5â€™11â€ first lady, who in 2011 relayed the story to David Letterman as an amusing tale of a short woman unaware she was asking the first lady to help her reach some laundry soap, has now morphed into racism.
Michelle was not alone. Barack, the man who, despite beingÂ unable to expressÂ himself very well in writing, became president of the Harvard Law Review, and who is presently POTUS despite his razor-thin resume, piped up and said,Â â€œThereâ€™s no black male my age, whoâ€™s a professional, who hasnâ€™t come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didnâ€™t hand them their car keys.â€Â
Besides the fact that there are just as many white valets as there are black valets, one would think Obama would view the get-me-my-car faux pas as a compliment. Distrusting a black valet with oneâ€™s car keys would certainly be a more appropriate example of racism than handing over the keys to the Mercedes.
Not only that, but people do make mistakes. After all, wasnâ€™t it Obama who misidentified a Navy corpsman as a â€œcorpse-man?â€ Doesnâ€™t that even things up?
Not on your life!
Mrs. Obama recalled another unsettling incident when the president was â€œwearing a tuxedo at a black-tie dinner, and somebody asked him to get coffee.â€ What Michelle didnâ€™t mention was whether Barry was standing against the wall with his arms crossed whispering to Valerie Jarrett, also in black tie.
In fairness, the Obamas did have the common decency to admit toÂ PeopleÂ that racism in America has gotten better, especially because that waiter/valet is now the president, but not before adding the following qualifier: â€œThe small irritations or indignities that we experience are nothing compared to what a previous generation experienced.â€
Then Obama stressed that progress still needs to be made because:
Itâ€™s one thing for me to be mistaken for a waiter at a gala. Itâ€™s another thing for my son to be mistaken for a robber and to be handcuffed, or worse, if he happens to be walking down the street and is dressed the way teenagers dress.
Wait! Does Obama have a son? If not, is the president using the â€œsonâ€ example to imply that out of the approximatelyÂ seven million black malesÂ between the ages of 12 and 30 living in America, attempting to walk with oneâ€™s belt mid-thigh and lurking around in a hoodie is the only reason some of these young hooligans are being accused of robbery or worse?
Either way, the Obamas were correct that progress has been made with racism.
Unfortunately, with hypersensitive elites offering highly dubious examples of prejudice and excusing the bad behavior of some black males, the progress is making a U-turn and taking us backwards.
And as a result, just like everything else our first black president has accomplished, with the help of his wife Michelle, Barack Obama has managed to dumb down real racism and trump up the made-up kind.