Skip to comments.Michelle Obama Decries "Slander" That Educated Blacks Are "Trying To Act White"
Posted on 05/20/2013 3:26:50 AM PDT by Biggirl
During a commencement address at Bowie State University on Friday, first lady Michelle Obama urged the graduates of the historically black university to "please stand up and reject the slander that says a black child with a book is trying to act white," instructing them to "be an example of excellence for the next generation."
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The hatred for whites runs deep in that family.
If they are graduating from college you’d think they are probably willing to carry a book.
Actually that perception by blacks does hold them back, and should be discussed openly. To be derided by “classmates” for being literate is absurd, but that’s what goes on.
Oh I agree, its a culture of victims.
Well it happened. I agree with something Mooschelle said.
More speechifying and preaching by the blind to the blind. For this crowd its all about getting that gubbermint job. You could be teaching the yoofs, working in social services etc etc
Yup I’ve seen it myself with a black kid I was training for a much better paying job. He told me that he had to live in the same neighborhood with his antagonists and walked away from it.
Even a blind Moose finds the cheese once in awhile.
She needs to go into the hood and tell them that and to pull up their pants!
Does that mean that leftist freaks will stop calling black conservatives “Uncle Tom”?
Nope, that speech was not for the consumption of the graduates, it was for the consumption of the masses. Look to when Obama was running the first time and spouting lines like that in reference to black father, yadda, yadda, yadda. What did it do? It brought out some to speak openly as did Bill Cosby. He was subsequently excoriated and taken to the plantation shed and his tune has changed since.
They are using speeches like this to have whitey fawn over them because they perceive her as seeing the light. Why? Because they are in very deep kimshi with the Benghazi eruptions. Add to it their purposeful self inflicted wounds of the IRS and AP scandals also perpetrated to create a smoke screen for Benghazi.
Much as I don’t like the Mooch, she’s right about this one. There is a subculture that implies blacks who attempt to succeed in life are sucking up to Whitey. I don’t care who brings it up; this needs to be dragged into the open.
It is not about acting black or white, it is about acting like a NORMAL, RESPONSIBLE, CONTRIBUTING ADULT.
Something libtards never seem to get their minds around, they always have to turn it into something racial.
..typically point your finger tactic. The questions and answers will always been politically connected. Consider, why is it that blacks often criticize their successful and educated piers?. I can not think of another race that does this constantly.
Kudos to Michelle. The idea that a black man getting an education is “acting white” (meant pejoratively, of course) is racist and should not be in the philosophy of any decent black person.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
The democrats created this situation when they created this separate and false “black culture”. Prior to that they were Americans and held to very similar values as most other Americans.
Agree. I have had black people tell me that they “have to act white” in order to make it in the business world. They say it in their communities not white folks. It’s 1000% cultural.
Those that become truly educated and wealthy are considered “white” and therefore they try to destroy them... like they have with every successful American with black skin. Look what they did to Herman Cain. The smartest man on the SCOTUS is a black man named Clarence Thomas... they hate him and call him a house ****** and an Uncle Tom. You are a hateful demon and a racist moochelle... and you will always be gutter trash and urban evil.
Good for her for saying it, but doesn’t the demonization of “whites” by Reverend Wright, Obama’s spiritual mentor, and like only encourage the attitudes she is condemning?
and indeed who perpetuates that “slander”, Mooch?
Holder’s peeps! Your peeps!
You be preaching to the choir
same thing goes on with hispanics
well just tell them entertainers try to act “black” to make it in music or entertainment
(which is why pop culture is so vulgar)
“why is it that blacks often criticize their successful and educated piers?”
low self/group esteem
sloth with an excuse
liberal guilt, intentional democrat manipulation, and race pimping by Sharpton Jackson et al encourages entire racial group to perpetuate grievances against “white” success and maintain victim status
The times I spent overseas working for an American company was revealing to say the least.
Employed were many black Africans and black Americans. The Africans were for the most part congenial and eager to do their jobs and never raised a ruckus.
The American blacks were at times prone to display a rude and irritating sense of entitlement.
In a crowd the American blacks could easily be picked out by their mannerisms and how they carried themselves.
Just stating what many observed but were bound by PC doctrine.
Go ahead - flame away.
If “too many” blacks start valuing education and reading,
then those who choose not to lose their excuse.
So, you’re saying that your experience supports the statement
“it’s the culture, not the color”
The ones who “Act White” are the smarter ones.
They aren’t joining gangs, breeding like roaches, and killing blacks.
Maybe she should urge them to “Act White”.
They’ve set back race relations by 30 years.
Is there a “causal” effect from the Obamas,
or a “revealing” effect?
It's not trying to act white, it's "Acclimation to Freedom".
Some people obviously can't handle freedom.
Many people, of many different colors are working as hard as possible to deprive all of us of said freedom.
Not only that, but Møøse bites can be pretty nasti...
Does Michelle know that these people must have picked up a book, to have graduated?
The Obamas are assaulting a happy day for these graduates , by using their special day to pour the progressive politics of hate and revenge into their accomplishments.
Keeping people on the plantation, is what the racist democrats are all about.
It is disgusting. Democrats are uncool, unhip mommy jeans wearing - nerdy control freaks.. AND they are racists.
Indeed - you are the product of the culture you identify with.
This is the type of thing that President and Mrs. Obama should have been shouting from the rooftops since DAY ONE. Instead, we hear it just from her, well into his second term.
if she really wanted to change this, she would be speaking at some underachieving inner city high school, but since she thinks this slander comes from the ‘whiteys’ hating on educated blacks, she gets to be angry and perpetuate the problem instead.
Good observations. The way blacks act in America is totally cultural. But you can’t say that lest you be branded “racist”...
Black child's answer, "whutz a book?"
Yes. Much better if your black, to act black. Move to Chicago or Detroit and learn how to shoot.
Don’t know but they seem to revel in it...
Moochelle and Bam have nothing but disdain for white people. Yesterday they appeared at black schools for commencement exercises and the bet here is that the vast majority of commencement appearances will be black schools. He is the president of the Afro-Americans and not of white America.
If by white you mean decent, hard-working, law-abiding respectful people with good Christian values, morals, and integrity that are willing to work for what they get out of life I don’t see that acting “white” should be a problem. Yes I have met many of them and I don’t look at them the same way I do drug-culture gangster thugs whose main goals in life are to “score a white chick”, get a set of wheels with gold rims, do as much weed and crack as possible and screw like rabbits leaving a trail of babies behind with no fathers while lying, cheating, stealing, and killing for what they have. They are not men of respect; just plain thugs.
Actually, the successful African Americans knock themselves out trying to “act black”.
It is not acting white it is acting with purpose and with drive, something that just happens to be celebrated by most whites and very little blacks.
Years ago Carl Rowan, a black guy who was a prominent columnist, wrote an op-ed in the washington compost titled “Acting White”. This essentially stated the moocher’s premise...so I guess the moocher joins lunchbucket joe in being a plagarist. Rowan gained some sort of attention when he was arrested for using a pistol for chasing away people in his in-ground pool at night (he was a big anti-gun ass).