Skip to comments.First Lady Called 'Ghetto Girl' by Martha Vineyard's Black Elite
Posted on 06/30/2009 11:40:09 AM PDT by lewisglad
The word is out that the Obamas will be spending part of their summer vacation in Martha's Vineyard. "Many blacks from Oak Bluffs are elated that the Only One-in-Chief may be joining them. "People are going to lose their minds!" Tonya Lewis Lee says.
At the same time, there's also a bit of wariness among the wealthiest ones, an uncertainty whether Obama will affirm them. "Obama is more a man of the people," says a Vineyarder who's part of black high society. "He doesn't seem to identify with affluent black people. His wife definitely doesn't; she is basically a ghetto girl."
"That's what she says--I'm just being sociological. She grew up in the same place Jennifer Hudson did. She hasn't reached out to the social community of Washington, and people are waiting to see what they'll do about that." (New Yorker Magazine)
To call a Harvard lawyer a "ghetto girl" is absolutely ludicrous.
The dynamics of black society is very difficult to understand. We are probably the only race that has prejudices against other members of our own race. This anonymous member of the black elite simply said was what is said among her group.
If Mrs. Obama were light-skinned with hazel eyes maybe she might be a little more tolerable, even though she was raised on the wrong side of the track.
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I guess rich blacks think he sucks, too?
Those who’ve earned their wealth—probably most of them—have reason to give him a thumbs down.
Hussein’s hatred of freedom and liberty knows no racial, religious, economic or other boundaries.
Anyone who believes this is full of crap. Can I quote the Godfather? "I don't care how many dago, guinea, wop, greaseball, goombas come out of the woodwork." Yeah sure, no prejudices among whites for whites, right? Sure thing, my kraut, mick friend.
Elitist snobs come in all colors just the same as racists do.
Who you calling "ghetto", foo?
code for=Jesse Jr. shakedown
This writer is an idiot. Ever heard of red-necks? (and I'm talking about the modern definition of red-necks) Ever heard of trailer-trash? And then there are the Mexicans who live around us. They have plenty of prejudices against other Mexicans. It's human nature.
They probably voted for him.
Then, Joni L. Reynolds, dear, you don't know much about 'other' races!
Ah, the indignities White Sox fans endure.
If your hair isn’t straight as a ruler, and you’re darker than a brown paper bag, you’re not allowed into that society (rules for the women).
Oh, and if you are a REAL African, well.....let's just say the American blacks hold you in a ton of contempt.
Joni L. Reynolds
And I thought my school photos were bad....man!
And MO looks pretty danged unhappy with the face that fate gave her.
Black people prejudiced? Liberals biased? You’re kidding, right?!
Joni L. Reynolds writes a blog called Ebony Mom
No, it shows that Michelle is low rent. By being First Lady she is in the upper elite of Washington society and there are rules for the club much like any other.
Memo to First Lady: You just got punked.
Crackpots all! Just gotta be a victim of something.
Anyone who believes this is full of crap. Can I quote the Godfather?
You beat me to it! I was about to LOL at the same sentence. This person actually believes there's more cohesion within other "groups". (I'm of Italian descent, btw.)
The responses beneath it constituted gossip, as well. But it was even more fascinating gossip.
Not really comparable. Rednecks vs. elitists is a difference of class and really has nothing to do with being white.
“Ghetto” vs. affluent is absolutely about what it means to be “black”. The affluent look down upon the ghetto ones because the ghettos are still playing the victim card, demanding that affirmative action remain in place. The ghetto types toss the famous Uncle Tom label at the affluent blacks, viewing them as a sort of sellout and a threat to their victim mentality of permanent handouts.
BHO has nothing in common with Black Americans—rich or poor. His wife does, and I think it is a little harsh to call her ghetto girl. She comes from a lower middle class background that believed in education, and for that her family should be commended-—her politics are another thing. Vineyard high society blacks have had money in their families for generations and have the uppity atitude to go with it, just like the country club set in Greenwich Ct. BHO’s politics won’t let him rub shoulders with these folks unless he wants to admonish them how they should part with their wealth so the government cvan give it to folks in the ghetto.
The term “peckerwood” is the preferred black slang term for a poor, uneducated white person.
“His wife definitely doesn’t; she is basically a BOOZING ghetto girl.” There fixed it.
Michelle looks good compared to that famous one of Bill and Hillary in college. They sho’ was FUGLY.
It's a term to describe somebody who might be wealthy and educated, but still retains the attitudes and mannerisms that she grew up with in Chicago.
What if somebody was a white Harvard lawyer, who was born and raised in a very blue-collar environment and still retains many of the attitudes and mannerisms of that environment? He would have a little difficulty being comfortably accepted in old-money white society until he became more conforming.
Is dem lips, or life preservers?
That’s interesting. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a black person say “peckerwood.” But I’ve heard white males say it many times. Maybe I was missing something growing up in MS.
Damn right. Ever watch Jeff Foxworthy make fun of rednecks?
the more things change, the more they stay the same :-)
You haven’t experienced racism till you’re part of the black community.
The caste system is alive and well.
Joni L. Reynolds needs to get out a little more.
The term ‘redneck’ has everything to do with being white. (though hubby and I have fun teasing a friend of ours for being a “Mexican redneck.”
My, she has such big, beautiful...um, eyes.
hmmm, yes, I’m sure Ted or Caroline Kennedy would extend an invitation to spend time with them at Cape Cod to a Caucasian who grew up in East Harlem and whose father worked in a factory. Nope, no class distinction or bias toward Caucasians by other Caucasians.
Don’t forget the term “shanty Irish”.
It ain’t the color of the skin, it’s the ghetto in the heart.
It is amazing what photo shop can do.
Agreed! I have a Dominican friend (raised in NYC) and he says that amongst the different islanders - Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba etc there is a definate prejudice against darker skinned individuals....and it’s worse ON the islands....
I was in Oak Bluffs last week(golfing at Farm Neck GC..awesome course). I’ve heard that Oak Bluffs has a sizeable AA population in the summer, but I’ve never seen it.....
We Caucasians have stereotypes, and we like to play; "Our group is better than your group".
But blacks engage in pure unadulterated hatred against each other, and against everyone else. It's an African Tribal Thing. You wouldn't understand.
Chris Rock, the black comedian, asked his black audience, "who is more prejudiced, blacks or whites?" This was followed by an uneasy silence from the audience. He then gave the very honest answer: "Black people, cause we hate black people too!" It's on one of his comedy albums, if you want to hear it.
And by the way, she IS an Affirmative Action Ghetto Girl. Her Harvard pseudo-education certainly didn't give her any class. The Obama Tribe are what middle-class blacks refer to as "Ghetto Fabulous". Hint: It's not a complement.