Skip to comments.A Portrait of the First Lady as an Angry Young Woman
Posted on 01/13/2012 7:22:38 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Michelle Obama has recently taken issue with her critics for allegedly perpetuating the idea that she is an "angry black woman." "That's an image people have tried to paint of me, since, you know, Barack announced, that I'm some angry black woman," she told CBS.
"Who can write about how I feel?" she went on. "Who? What third person can tell me how I feel, or anyone, for that matter?"
One does not have to take a leap of faith to believe Mrs. Obama to be an "angry black woman." It is nothing more than a logical conclusion given the evidence she has provided.
"For the first time in my adult life, I'm proud of my country."
These are the words of Michelle Obama in 2008, said in response America's energetic reception of Barack Obama. And clearly, they are the words of an angry person. A person who is so undeniably resentful of this nation that has provided her with a path to education and affluence that she can boast only having become proud of it when her husband was considered for the presidency and a fundamental change to its character was embraced.
This resentment stems, at least in part, from her early days of adulthood at Princeton. While there, she produced a thesis that offers little more than derision for the prevalence of "white culture" in American academia and a lamentation that blacks who attend universities (particularly prestigious ones, like Princeton) come to identify more with the "White community" than the "Black community." In a time in history when America sought to destroy once and for all the racial divisions lingering from our roots dating back to the European aristocracies, Michelle Obama harbored too much resentment and anger to commit to the abolition of these dividing lines.
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Did she say “You don’t know me”?
A picture is worth a thousand words.
It’s a side effect of hauling a big butt around.
The arrogance of the “deserving right” to be owed something, anything just because of the color of your skin and not the content of your character. We all know someone like her in our daily travels. It’s called affirmative action. If we think she’s difficult now wait until her man is defeated in November. Im sure her colors will shine for years to come
The Moose Is Loose!
Michelle reminds me of every female “buppie” I end up sitting next to in a restaurant. Bad tippers and truly mean to the staff.
“Im sure her colors will shine for years to come”
If so, it will be proof positive you CAN polish a turd.
One supposes Michelle only has a 1/3 objection to being described an angry black woman. That being the case, vehement protests might actually validate the description.
Using the Race and Gender Cards to intimidate anyone who thinks she’s an Angry Black Woman, Angry Black Woman acts like Angry Black Woman because people think she acts like an Angry Black Woman.
On another note, my experience is that Black men are the most vocal in talking about this stereotype. I’ve heard a handful give quite pointed descriptions of the stereotype as justification for staying the heck away from ever considering marriage or long-term relationships with women of their own race.
“...how could she make the statement that she had never in her adult life been proud of America...?”
I’ll tell you how:
Her ‘education’ to that point was deficient. We learn by direct experience but ALSO by proper education:
I remember, as a young person, reading about the sacrifices, privations and efforts of colonists during the Revolutionary War to free the colonies from England. I couldn’t have been a teen yet, but I remember being so proud America.
I remember watching ‘Victory at Sea’ and other chronicles of American wartime sacrifice and experience. I was very proud of U.S. efforts in aid of our allies and finally on our own against Nazis in Europe and against the Japanese in Asia.
I remember hearing my parents and grand parents talk about how fortunate they felt to be in America and not still in old Europe, where there was NO opportunity and where they would still be the victims of criminal oppression.
I could go on, but the point is that these things did NOT happen in MY lifetime ... however, I knew about them because my education (formal and informal) included documented information about American history. I knew because our schools made it their business that I should know, and because in my household, respect for the United States was a GIVEN and NOT some debatable, conditional set of ideas!!!!
MO hates America and there is no getting around this fact.
If she can move forward and publicly praise the country that has made her one of the most privileged people in the world, it would go a long way towards mollifying her critics. But I'm not holding my breath.
There is no evidence that Michelle Obama is anything but angry.
It shows in all her pictures, even when she is trying to hide it.
She is very angry, and I think her excesses in spending and lifestyle are a form of payback to non-black Americans.
We are not bodies with a soul, we are souls with a temporary outer casing of a body and the eyes are the reflection of the soul inside.
You look at the eyes of Michelle Obama and you see a soul twisted by hate, anger and bitterness.
You look at the eyes of Barack Obama and you see a dead soul.
I recognize Michelle but who’s the gargoyle to the left of her?
That's just a randomly selected architectural element from a French Gothic cathedral ...
Not sure if it's actually a gargoyle, or merely a grotesque.
She is an angry low class, low rent full of hate woman married to an angry low class, low rent full of hate man. They both need to go.
Good essay. Sounds like Michelle is black first, human second. Kind os stupid because “black” is not even a religion. But to her, it is.
Rush Limbaugh actually broached that subject recently.
The excesses you’re seeing are their way of getting personal racial reparations.
A theory on the royal lifestyle of the Obama’s:
I was clicking on various youtube videos of the First Lady to find the recent interview of her discussing the angry black woman image she has. One video began with her giving a speech.......and I quote...”me and Barrack were...blah blah blah.....yes, a very educated woman she is. Princeton grad.
She might’ve been an “angry young black woman” once but now she is simply a nasty, middle-aged beyotch.
I have a friend who is very high in Democratic circles in WA state.
She invited me to a luncheon that Michelle Obama was speaking at.
I was curious, and a free lunch to boot .
After the speech, people walked up to the stage. This was before Obama was elected, so no Secret Service protection yet.
I was 4 people back from the stage. However, I am part black. Everyone else around me was white.
Michelle leaned over 3 layers of people to shake my hand. She went way overboard out of her way to do this. I did not even have my hand up to shake her hand.
I looked around me, and knew the reason why.
I went home and told my husband that she was a racist. I firmly believed that after I saw her in action. This was before all the negative stories that were released about her.
Another side note- she wore a dress that had to cost big,big bucks. Designer for sure.I liked the dress. I do not like the woman wearing it.
My wife works at TGI Fridays and many Black women come in and act like they are Rosa Parks wannabees. They reject the first table offered (no back of the restaurant for them) then order an expensive dish and reject it on sight. Then after making life miserable for the waiter or waitress and causing a reasonless waste of food they finally eat, drink, pay their bill and leave a tip of zero.
Yup! I’ve seen it often. I’m sure wait staff hate to serve them.
This has been a “ha ha ha, in your face, whitey!” administration since day one. It didn’t have the desired effect - on Mrs. Obama nor on white America - and that’s the source of her rage.
...I thought this was me.
Just heard the author interviewed on the radio. She is a Michelle apologist. She said Michelle is not angry, but has anxiety. The host said she mysteriously got admitted to Princeton, she had a high-paying job at a hospital that was never filled after she left for DC, and now she’s First Lady. No wonder she has “anxiety.” Props to Bruce Wolf.
The waitresses would dread groups of black women who came in for lunch or dinner. Every single time a group came in there was a problem - every single time: this drink is weak, this food is no good, our waitress served that table before us, our waitress gave me a look. etc, etc.
Then would come the demand to see the manager. The manager would kiss their asses, take things off their bill, but on occasion they would demand to see the owner or want to contact the owner. Forget the tip.
I have seen waitresses reduced to tears from these groups.
It seems to me that all anyone needs to know about the Wookie’s anger tendencies is conveyed in this image.
This, for me at least is the quintessential image that comes to my mind everytime her name is mentioned along with anger.
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According to her recent schedule, she’s certainly playing a more active role in the fundraising part of her husband’s political life. Wednesday she was in Virginia and did two poilitical fundraisers, while her husband was in Chicago doing three political fundraisers.
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According to Mrs. Obama, way too many Americans are still suffering economically. This isn’t because of anything her husband did or failed to do in the last 1,086 days that they’ve inhabited the White House. In fact, she maintains, things would have been much worse without the many changes her husband’s administration has implemented.
“Fortunately,” she says, “over the past three years, weve worked very hard to dig ourselves out of this mess. Your President has worked very hard. And theres been a lot of wonderful progress made.”
Much of the progress is due to her husband, she says, whose initiatives like consumer protection save seniors from being tricked into hidden credit card fees or mortgages they can’t really afford....