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First Lady Called 'Ghetto Girl' by Martha Vineyard's Black Elite
The Daily Voice/New York Magazine ^ | week of June 29, 2009 | Joni L. Reynolds

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedailyvoice.com ...


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1 posted on 06/30/2009 11:40:09 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

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.


2 posted on 06/30/2009 11:42:42 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm SO glad I no longer belong to the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: lewisglad

Cat fight!


3 posted on 06/30/2009 11:42:57 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Are you in a union job? I'm sorry to hear that.)
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To: lewisglad
"We are probably the only race that has prejudices against other members of our own race. "

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.

4 posted on 06/30/2009 11:43:00 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: lewisglad

Elitist snobs come in all colors just the same as racists do.


5 posted on 06/30/2009 11:44:11 AM PDT by Graybeard58 ( Selah.)
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To: lewisglad

Who you calling "ghetto", foo?

6 posted on 06/30/2009 11:44:35 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
She hasn't reached out to the social community of Washington, and people are waiting to see what they'll do about that

code for=Jesse Jr. shakedown

7 posted on 06/30/2009 11:44:37 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad
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 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.

8 posted on 06/30/2009 11:45:05 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: MrB

9 posted on 06/30/2009 11:46:02 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: Recovering_Democrat

They probably voted for him.


10 posted on 06/30/2009 11:46:07 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: lewisglad

Remarkable resemblance...


11 posted on 06/30/2009 11:46:39 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: lewisglad
We are probably the only race that has prejudices against other members of our own race.

Then, Joni L. Reynolds, dear, you don't know much about 'other' races!

12 posted on 06/30/2009 11:47:17 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: lewisglad

Ah, the indignities White Sox fans endure.


13 posted on 06/30/2009 11:47:41 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Graybeard58

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).


14 posted on 06/30/2009 11:47:46 AM PDT by Boiling Pots (B. Hussein Obama: The final turd George W. Bush laid on America)
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To: MrB

15 posted on 06/30/2009 11:48:13 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: domenad
I have heard Italians use the term “greaseball” to describe people who are too Italiano/low rent. But the woman is correct in at least mentioning the demeaning beliefs that blacks have towards one another. Whiter looking black women are more highly sought after than jiggy looking blacks. Spike Lee even did a movie on it.

Oh, and if you are a REAL African, well.....let's just say the American blacks hold you in a ton of contempt.

16 posted on 06/30/2009 11:48:25 AM PDT by misterrob (A society that burdens future generations with debt can not be considered moral or just)
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To: lewisglad

Joni L. Reynolds

17 posted on 06/30/2009 11:48:52 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: lewisglad

And I thought my school photos were bad....man!

And MO looks pretty danged unhappy with the face that fate gave her.


18 posted on 06/30/2009 11:49:09 AM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: lewisglad

Black people prejudiced? Liberals biased? You’re kidding, right?!


19 posted on 06/30/2009 11:49:34 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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Joni L. Reynolds writes a blog called Ebony Mom


20 posted on 06/30/2009 11:49:41 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nachum
Jennifer Hudson is georgeous, Michelle ma belle..not so much


21 posted on 06/30/2009 11:50:02 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

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.


22 posted on 06/30/2009 11:50:06 AM PDT by misterrob (A society that burdens future generations with debt can not be considered moral or just)
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To: lewisglad

Memo to First Lady: You just got punked.


23 posted on 06/30/2009 11:50:30 AM PDT by cranked
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To: lewisglad

Crackpots all! Just gotta be a victim of something.


24 posted on 06/30/2009 11:50:49 AM PDT by pepperdog (As Israel goes, so goes America!)
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To: domenad
"We are probably the only race that has prejudices against other members of our own race."

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.)

25 posted on 06/30/2009 11:51:55 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: lewisglad
The article itself qualifies as gossip.

The responses beneath it constituted gossip, as well. But it was even more fascinating gossip.

26 posted on 06/30/2009 11:51:57 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM ME DIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: petitfour

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.


27 posted on 06/30/2009 11:52:42 AM PDT by mquinn (Obama's supporters: a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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.


28 posted on 06/30/2009 11:52:50 AM PDT by BeerLover NYC
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To: petitfour

The term “peckerwood” is the preferred black slang term for a poor, uneducated white person.


29 posted on 06/30/2009 11:54:07 AM PDT by oblomov (Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods. - Mencken)
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To: lewisglad

“His wife definitely doesn’t; she is basically a BOOZING ghetto girl.” There fixed it.


30 posted on 06/30/2009 11:54:48 AM PDT by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messia. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: Aria

Michelle looks good compared to that famous one of Bill and Hillary in college. They sho’ was FUGLY.


31 posted on 06/30/2009 11:55:24 AM PDT by BeerLover NYC
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To: lewisglad
To call a Harvard lawyer a "ghetto girl" is absolutely ludicrous.

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.

32 posted on 06/30/2009 11:55:37 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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To: lewisglad

Gett-O Ma-Ma!


33 posted on 06/30/2009 11:55:43 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: lewisglad

Is dem lips, or life preservers?


34 posted on 06/30/2009 11:57:34 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: oblomov

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.


35 posted on 06/30/2009 11:58:19 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: petitfour

Damn right. Ever watch Jeff Foxworthy make fun of rednecks?


36 posted on 06/30/2009 11:58:21 AM PDT by Texas resident ( Cut n Shoot Texas: Got it's name honestly.)
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To: lewisglad
the writer must never have read Boston history --- the Irish community was divided... you were 'lace curtain Irish' or a 'Paddy' or perhaps a 'bog trotter' -- depended on what part of Boston you lived in and/or the parish church where you belonged.

the more things change, the more they stay the same :-)

37 posted on 06/30/2009 11:59:12 AM PDT by american colleen
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To: lewisglad

You haven’t experienced racism till you’re part of the black community.

The caste system is alive and well.


38 posted on 06/30/2009 11:59:23 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: lewisglad
"We are probably the only race that has prejudices against other members of our own race. "

Joni L. Reynolds needs to get out a little more.

39 posted on 06/30/2009 12:00:27 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Shouldn't there be equal time for our Bill of Responsibilities?" -- Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: mquinn

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.”


40 posted on 06/30/2009 12:02:10 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: lewisglad

My, she has such big, beautiful...um, eyes.

Yea, eyes.


41 posted on 06/30/2009 12:02:19 PM PDT by mquinn (Obama's supporters: a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise)
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To: misterrob

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.


42 posted on 06/30/2009 12:02:22 PM PDT by 4integrity (i)
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To: misterrob

Don’t forget the term “shanty Irish”.


43 posted on 06/30/2009 12:02:33 PM PDT by angcat (FUBO)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

It ain’t the color of the skin, it’s the ghetto in the heart.


44 posted on 06/30/2009 12:02:40 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: lewisglad

It is amazing what photo shop can do.


45 posted on 06/30/2009 12:02:40 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: editor-surveyor
I find it amusing that anyone is comparing Michelle to her...


46 posted on 06/30/2009 12:02:44 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: Graybeard58

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....


48 posted on 06/30/2009 12:04:08 PM PDT by BossLady ("WE are the origin of all coming evil" ~~ Carl Jung~~)
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To: lewisglad

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.....


49 posted on 06/30/2009 12:04:08 PM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: domenad
"Anyone who believes this is full of crap"

I disagree.

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.

50 posted on 06/30/2009 12:05:11 PM PDT by ChicagahAl (Don't blame me. I voted for Sarah.)
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