Skip to comments.WashPost Indicts Football Coach, Rush Limbaugh for Racist Insults of Mrs. Obama, Black Womanhood
Posted on 02/05/2013 5:02:49 AM PST by chessplayer
The Washington Post is suggesting Tuesday that it's somehow national news that a high-school football coach in northern Alabama was caught on tape mocking Michelle Obama for having a "fat butt."
Post reporter Krissah Thompson used this mini-story -- football coach secretly recorded by students who apparently want him fired, and he's already been suspended -- to remind people that Rush Limbaugh and Rep. James Sensenbrenner have also mocked the First Lady's rear end, and this means our "country of white people" are "not showing adequate respect for and devaluing the bodies of black women." Unsurprisingly, then the Post connects this to "historical antecedents" in slave times:
Her presence as first lady challenges the historic view of a black womans place and notions of beauty, says Michaela Angela Davis, a fashion expert who has campaigned for more positive images of black women in the media. Michelle is black from a distance. Shes a REAL black girl, Davis says. A lot of people have tried to make diversity into this weird beige thing. Her presence is just really powerful to interject into the global consciousness.
The first ladys critics are reacting to the culture in which theyve grown up or they are using it as a code to racialize Michelle Obama and remind people that shes black, says Andra Gillespie, an associate professor of political science at Emory University. It is unreasonable to expect a nearly 50-year-old woman to have the body of a 25-year-old.
I didn’t notice Michelle’s butt until now. I’ll have to look and evaluate for myself with all of this publicity. Now the whole nation knows.
i read this on Drudge. So the coach has to APOLIGIZE for saying the Yeti has a big butt?
SHE DOES!!! it is a plain fact. He did not insult her.
Michelle definitely has one of those classic derrieres that so many women try to get rid of to no avail. She imagines that if the national diet were changed to starvation mode that would help her shed a few pounds as well ~ but sorry, does not compute. The genes pack it on and there it is.
We all understand this ~ but Michelle is not exhibiting good mental health by fighting her genes, and then making the rest of us live out her failed solution.
As others have noted on the post about the article...That piece about Rush is a lie or sloppy journalism..both.
He calls her Michelle, ma Belle, not Michelle, my butt. But keep trying, media. I have other words for her...not printable, though.
Please he'p me, I done been RACIALIZED !
What the heck does that even MEAN ???
and remind people that shes black
As if all the other reminders from twits like you weren't enough...
If you are going to chastise people for eating poorly and change school menus, you need to be held accountable.
Sorry. Your RACE card has expired.
Perhaps people are just tired of being dictated to about what’s best for us when it’s coming from such a group of hypocritical con artists.
The word Hottentot is first recorded in the late 17th century and was a name applied by white Europeans to the Khoikhoi. It is now regarded as offensive with reference to people and should always be avoided in favour of Khoikhoi or the names of the particular peoples.
Michelle carries genes of the KhoiKhoi tribe of South Africa
I can’t begin to count the number of “fat” remarks and jokes I have heard from liberals about Rush Limbaugh. He should go back and demand an apology from each and every one of them.
She inserted her butt into the fray, with the limit on calories in the school lunches and elimination of sweets. Doesn’t look like she practices what she preaches.
As a long time listener of Rush I have never heard him say Michelle My Butt Obama, he has said Michelle My Belle Obama. I hope Rush sues the bastards.
Couldn’t resist either.
I’m not saying she has a big butt, but she does emit shrill beeping noises when she backs up.
Michelle Obama is Chewbacca with a whole body shave.
If that’s racist, I apologize to Wookies everywhere