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African American women see their own challenges mirrored in Michelle Obama’s
Washington Post ^ | January 23, 2012 | Krissah Thompson and Vanessa Williams

Posted on 01/24/2012 7:59:18 AM PST by NCjim

As black women watch Michelle Obama on the national stage, they search — sometimes nervously — for nuances often lost on the larger culture. How she handles criticism, how she raises her children, even her style of dress, has the potential to counter negative stereotypes.

“She is mainstreaming to the world what a lot of us already know about ourselves,” says Dacenta Grice, a 37-year-old black woman who works as a physician assistant in Atlanta. “She reinforces the reality that so many of us live. She is a black woman who just seems fantastic in her own right, who just seems like every day people and is relatable.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: flotus; grifters; mobama; racecard; racism

1 posted on 01/24/2012 7:59:23 AM PST by NCjim
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To: NCjim
African American women see their own challenges mirrored in Michelle Obama’s

Yes, it's quite challenging when you have to decide to leave 3 hours before your husband for your 2 week vacation on Martha's Vineyard.

2 posted on 01/24/2012 8:02:21 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: NCjim

Challenges?

Get a $300k/year job doing something for which you’re completely unqualified - just because you decided to boink a dork who’s faked literally everything in his sorry life?

Give me a break.

Liberals, you’re thankfully keeping your long tradition of beclowning yourselves.

Journalism - for when you absolutely, positively cannot do anything useful in life.


3 posted on 01/24/2012 8:03:00 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: NCjim

Mirroring their challenges? You mean they all got a gigantic arse and a pansy for a husband?


4 posted on 01/24/2012 8:04:19 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: NCjim

And that just about sums it up re Mooooo

5 posted on 01/24/2012 8:05:14 AM PST by tomkat (+1 for the white-haired smart guy)
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To: NCjim

It must be tough to get plugged into a $160K/year job, with no particular job qualifications or responsiblities and then have it DOUBLED to $320K/year, for no particular reason.
This job was SO IMPORTANT that they didn’t replace her when she left.
If it were to be investigated, it would be clear there was no work product and the “salary” was simply campaign funding.


6 posted on 01/24/2012 8:05:56 AM PST by G Larry (We need Bare Knuckles Newt to fight this battle.)
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To: Fightin Whitey

It’s hard to have those welfare check stretch to buy those 20,000 outfits.

It is a challenge.


7 posted on 01/24/2012 8:07:03 AM PST by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: NCjim

Black women’s biggest problem is how to cope with the point that black men like white women more.


8 posted on 01/24/2012 8:07:27 AM PST by 1raider1
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To: NCjim

Whether through her own intelligence (unlikely) or through the advice of advisors and fashion-stylists, M.O. has changed her public image from the initial frumpy, entitled, Leftist and aggrieved-minority, we saw in 2007-2008.

Sadly, we all had to participate in her maturation process.

It just shows how utterly inexperienced the Obama’s were in 2008.


9 posted on 01/24/2012 8:07:39 AM PST by PGR88
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To: NCjim

Oh, puhleeeeeeeze!
Yes, most A-A women spend their time deciding between waygu or kobe, Marxist Vineyard or Maui, Spain or the Motherland (Africa), Gucci or Prada...
The Compost really outdoes itself sometimes...


10 posted on 01/24/2012 8:08:12 AM PST by matginzac
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To: NCjim

Not going to lose any sleep over the challenges black folks have in life. I’ve got my own.


11 posted on 01/24/2012 8:08:36 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: NCjim

Having tons of money but still you have lumpy visable panty lines?


12 posted on 01/24/2012 8:09:56 AM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: NCjim

So Big Media expects Republicans and Indies to vote for Hussein BECAUSE OF HIS WIFE?!

FUBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


13 posted on 01/24/2012 8:10:23 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: PGR88
M.O. has changed her public image from the initial frumpy, entitled, Leftist and aggrieved-minority,

Right. She now comes across as a fat, clumsy, entitled, leftist and aggrieved-minority.

She's a pig wearing lipstick.

14 posted on 01/24/2012 8:10:53 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: NCjim

Or how a self-centered sociopath can be a social activist for Urban Moron culture and stick it to whitey while making good money.


15 posted on 01/24/2012 8:12:06 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Puppage
“She is mainstreaming to the world what a lot of us already know about ourselves,” says Dacenta Grice, a 37-year-old black woman who works as a physician assistant in Atlanta. “She reinforces the reality that so many of us live...

I'm trying to get my mind around the meaning of these two sentences.

Near as I can tell, what we're getting here is that a black woman can actually snatch for herself a tiny measure of happiness if she can get herself married to the President of the United States and take multi-million dollar vacations two or three times a year. There'll still be a ginormous chip on that shoulder, but a couple of White House ushers can be assigned to carry it around for her.

16 posted on 01/24/2012 8:12:56 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Da Coyote

“beclowning yourselves”...

I’m stealing that.


17 posted on 01/24/2012 8:13:09 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: edcoil
Where to vacation - Nantes Tours or Costa del Sol? Bring the immediate family or the entire retenue?

Its a real challenge.

18 posted on 01/24/2012 8:13:22 AM PST by skeeter
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To: NCjim

Spoon fed with affirmative action cradle to the grave self righteous marxism, heaped high with anti-American theology and coddled by brain dead ladder climbing sycophants. Yeah, I’m sure they can relate.. and thanks mostly to the welfare state and democrat propaganda.


19 posted on 01/24/2012 8:13:29 AM PST by Track9 (The revolution IS brewing..)
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" Help lift us up, help us fight this fight to change — transform — this country in a fundamental way.

This chance won’t come around again."

~Michelle Obama




Please click the pic


20 posted on 01/24/2012 8:14:29 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NCjim

What - the challenge of figuring out what wine goes best with $100 a pound wagyu beef?


21 posted on 01/24/2012 8:15:06 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: NCjim

Dies this include those white African American women or just black women who for the most part call themselves AA but have no clue even what country their ancestors came from hundreds of years ago.

Talk to a liberal and point out that white people are African too and they look dumbfounded and I’ve even had a couple state to me that white people are not African or they don’t come from Africa.

The MSM and the left are complete idiots with their PC crap and their bias towards their messiah.


22 posted on 01/24/2012 8:15:40 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: NCjim

What challenge is that?... Being married to a guy on the “down low”?


23 posted on 01/24/2012 8:16:15 AM PST by Anti-Hillary (No Jesus, No Peace! Know Jesus, Know Peace!)
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To: cvq3842

T-Bird what’s the price 30 twice!


24 posted on 01/24/2012 8:17:34 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: NCjim


25 posted on 01/24/2012 8:17:42 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Puppage

If Michelle Obama is your role model you are in deep do do!


27 posted on 01/24/2012 8:20:24 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: NCjim

challenges like her taxpayer trip to fancy Spanish hotels?

28 posted on 01/24/2012 8:24:45 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: NCjim

Haters - Hatin’ on Hatin’ America


29 posted on 01/24/2012 8:26:20 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: tomkat

Lol when I read the title I thought this needed to come with a bucket or barf-bag alert

How can most black women relate to vacations at the Taj Mahal or Hawaiian resorts? How can they relate to wearing jewelry in the 10’s of thousands of dollars? Or parties with Johnny Depp and Wookies?


30 posted on 01/24/2012 8:28:54 AM PST by Babashane
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To: NCjim

That arrogant, elitist has had no “challenges”. She has been handed everything for doing nothing and then not even appreciated it. “For the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country”, flying around the world with the mom, kids and friends in a private jet, a high-paying worthless job in Illinois with no responsibility,....


31 posted on 01/24/2012 8:33:32 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: NCjim

>> As black women bla bla bla bla BLABBITY bla

Race race race race race race race race race race

It’s all about RACE with this bunch. 24 by 7, 365 days per year. Except leap years when it’s all about race 366 days.

Race race race race race race race race race race


32 posted on 01/24/2012 8:37:59 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: NCjim

Proof that idiots do come in pairs.


33 posted on 01/24/2012 8:43:17 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Dr. Ursus
T-Bird what’s the price 30 twice!

Where you cop? Beauty shop!

What's the price? Cut it twice!


34 posted on 01/24/2012 8:56:46 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: NCjim

You forgot the “Hurl till you collapse a lung” alert!


35 posted on 01/24/2012 8:59:45 AM PST by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: NCjim

So, they are fantasizing that the street cheap wookie makes black women look good? LOL. She can’t even make a $2000.00 dress look good.


36 posted on 01/24/2012 9:08:16 AM PST by formosa (Formosa)
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To: NCjim

Comment # * * self censored by Arrowhead1952

37 posted on 01/24/2012 9:15:28 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: NCjim
F U M O
38 posted on 01/24/2012 9:27:50 AM PST by ßuddaßudd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona)
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To: NCjim

http://obamaprincetonthesis.wordpress.com/

Just change the name and date and yet another Affirmative Action post-turtle graduates with honors.


39 posted on 01/24/2012 9:33:14 AM PST by tumblindice (whiny. little. bitch.)
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To: NCjim

Then we’re going to have a lot of angry mad black women.


40 posted on 01/24/2012 9:36:31 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Babashane
Lol when I read the title I thought this needed to come with a bucket or barf-bag alert

Here at FR, we aim to please !


41 posted on 01/24/2012 11:24:25 AM PST by tomkat (+1 for the white-haired smart guy)
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