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Michelle: 'There Were Laws in America that Allowed Discrimination Against Black People Like Me'
The Weekly Standard ^ | March 25, 2014 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 03/25/2014 11:31:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

First Lady Michelle Obama talked about America as she visited a school today in China. She talked about the American dream:

And my story isn’t unusual in America. Some of our most famous athletes, like LeBron James, and artists, like the singer Janelle Monae, came from struggling families like mine, as do many business leaders -- like Howard Schultz. He’s the head of a company called Starbucks, which many of you may have heard of. When Mr. Schultz was a boy his father lost his job, leaving their family destitute. But Mr. Schultz worked hard. He got a scholarship to a university, and eventually built the largest coffeehouse company in the world.

And then there’s this other guy I know who was raised by a single mother who sometimes struggled to afford food for their family. But like me, this guy got scholarships and loans to attend universities. He became a lawyer and a professor, and then he was a state senator and then a national senator. And then, he became President of the United States. This guy I’m talking about is my husband, Barack Obama. (Applause.)

These stories are the stories of so many Americans, and of America itself. Because in America, we believe that no matter where you live or how much money your parents have, or what race or religion or ethnicity you are, if you work hard and believe in yourself, then you should have a chance to succeed. We also believe that everyone is equal, and that we all have the right to say what we think and worship as we choose, even when others don’t like what we say or don’t always agree with what we believe.

But warned that not everything is perfect. "Now of course, living up to these ideals isn’t always easy. And there have been times in our history where we have fallen short. Many decades ago, there were actually laws in America that allowed discrimination against black people like me, who are a minority in the United States. But over time, ordinary citizens decided that those laws were unfair. So they held peaceful protests and marches. They called on government officials to change those laws, and they voted to elect new officials who shared their views," she said.

"And slowly but surely, America changed. We got rid of those unjust laws. And today, just 50 years later, my husband and I are President and First Lady of the United States. And that is really the story of America –- how over the course of our short history, through so many trials and struggles, we have become more equal, more inclusive, and more free."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1neversearch; china; michelleobama; obama; soetoro
Mr. Obama's mother "struggled to afford food" while working for the Ford Foundation? Yeah, okay.
1 posted on 03/25/2014 11:31:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are the story of America yeah sure. I really can not stand either one of them and I am being polite here basically they make my blood boil.


2 posted on 03/25/2014 11:34:41 PM PDT by funfan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They dishonor those who truly did struggle under racism and denial of opportunity.


3 posted on 03/25/2014 11:36:53 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Lord, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All about race. All the time.

Because she has no true value to give to anyone.

So yap yap yap. Just like ‘the revs’ Al and Jesse.


4 posted on 03/25/2014 11:43:34 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And now America has laws to discriminate against white men.


5 posted on 03/25/2014 11:43:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Oh. you ARE here. Rumors of your death have been greatly exaggerated ;)

As for the article, the only thing that's ever oppressed the first lady is her ponderous weight as she lifts yet another twinkie to that sweat-stained brow out in the cotton fields of yore!

6 posted on 03/25/2014 11:45:19 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions, led by a deer.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There Were Laws in America that Allowed Discrimination Against Black People Like Me

There's other black people like Michelle?? I'm not so sure -- the last hundred black people I've run into didn't act condescending or try to tell me what I was allowed to eat.

7 posted on 03/25/2014 11:52:06 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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Real classy Michelle. You go all the way to the other side of the world on our tax dollars, stay in a hotel at the rate of over $8000. EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS EACH NIGHT!!!! and what’s the first thing you do? Well, of course, Michelle plays that smelly, worn out, torn up RACE CARD. You ungrateful -——!
This happens at a moment in history where the ChiComs are beginning to see the advantages of the capitalist system. You can bet Mandarin tongues were wagging in baffled disbelief after hearing her little pity party.


8 posted on 03/25/2014 11:58:52 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Feb 18, 2008 [Milwaukee]:

"For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country." Michelle Obama [FLOHUS: the ambassador of hatred]

**Nothing America has done in Michelle Obama’s adult life, which at 44 goes back 26 years to 1982, has made her proud of her country? Nothing? Not winning the Cold War? Not our regular and orderly transitions of power based on the rule of law? Not the fact that we feed and defend the world, not that we lead in science and technology research, not that we elected the first black president in 1992…nothing? Not the fact that she and her husband were able to go to Ivy League schools before embarking on extremely lucrative careers? Not the fact that we help out in disasters wherever they strike in the world?**


9 posted on 03/25/2014 11:59:02 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: antceecee
They dishonor those who truly did struggle under racism and denial of opportunity.

A HUGE priority of the Left is to "Keep the '60s Alive" -- so even though massive strides have been made in every area of life since then -- race, the environment, women's issues and so many more -- they have to keep the low-info voter thinking it's still 1968 and only Democrats can save them!

10 posted on 03/26/2014 12:00:35 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Your alive! There was a series of post that you were gone. Michelle Obama is just another parasite from Chicago. Supposedly there was limited press coverage to be achieved for her in China. But the Chinese are getting sick of her mother. The woman from Hell, MI, even though she never lived in MI.


11 posted on 03/26/2014 12:01:40 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All her and Barry ever did was use the color of their skin to get in line ahead of other more worthy people. They use their color and reverse racism to their advantage every chance they get.

They’re no better than the worst race hustlers out there.


12 posted on 03/26/2014 12:03:52 AM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: lee martell
Asians, as a rule, really look down of blacks, in my experience, so I think it'll probably be filed under "sh^+ black people say" or some such.
13 posted on 03/26/2014 12:04:46 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ones who have a reason to mix with them, as in the USA. They’re seen as bums. Chinese meet virtually no black people in China and have no reason to have such a bias.


14 posted on 03/26/2014 12:10:39 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Quit with ...I grew up in a struggling family..., lady. You grew up in a middle class family doing just fine. Grrrrr.


15 posted on 03/26/2014 12:34:53 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: TigersEye
And now America has laws to discriminate against white men.

After 50 years of browbeating, accusations of being racist, sexist, etc., of our youth being drugged into passive submission, something is going to break, sooner or later.

The only reason it hasn't yet is that white women (not all, but enough) have been sold on the feminist thing enough to turn on their own boys. When those children realize their manhood was sold for a mass of pottage, they will rebel.

These are ugly seeds to sow, indeed, and the harvest will be bitter.

17 posted on 03/26/2014 12:48:42 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s telling the Chinese who discriminate even against other Chinese? Even today with all kinds of letters. Like ABC Chinese etc. Tienammen Square, Mrs. Obama? And you’re talking the race card about the USA? Why are you even there after the ‘Square’ incident? Shame on you.


18 posted on 03/26/2014 12:58:10 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Democrats have passed a lot of bad laws over the years, and they are still at it.


19 posted on 03/26/2014 1:04:03 AM PDT by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Democrat Party’s Long and Shameful History of Bigotry and Racism

http://gopcapitalist.tripod.com/democratrecord.html


20 posted on 03/26/2014 1:15:59 AM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Judging by the size of Moochelle’s caboose, it was not much of a struggle.


21 posted on 03/26/2014 1:18:37 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: TigersEye

“And now America has laws to discriminate against white men.”

How that makes America and the world a better place, I have no idea.


22 posted on 03/26/2014 1:31:15 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: jospehm20

“Judging by the size of Moochelle’s caboose, it was not much of a struggle.”

Excuse me...it’s pronounced, “shtruggle”.


23 posted on 03/26/2014 1:32:32 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Still Thinking

There were laws, and they were all written by the DEMONcrats - her own party.


24 posted on 03/26/2014 2:13:20 AM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, seems there are laws that enable you become first lady


25 posted on 03/26/2014 2:18:02 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: llevrok

She doesn’t leave because there plenty of broom factories


26 posted on 03/26/2014 2:20:20 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As Rush pointed out, such laws were passed by Democrats.
Meanwhile her husband and his goofy Attorney General are lawless, scandal-ridden, dishonest, corrupt scofflaws.
27 posted on 03/26/2014 2:42:59 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: antceecee

“They dishonor those who truly did struggle under racism and denial of opportunity”.

Like the Chinese who came to build our railroads, died by the thousands, and were ultimately denied the chance to even emigrate (Chinese Exclusion Act)

and the Asians whose descendents in the 1970’s were denied admission to Punahou School (Barrys school) because of racial caps


28 posted on 03/26/2014 2:58:39 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where is your compassion?

It’s tough getting a PhD in Indonesian textiles while working by candelight while the maid, cook and trannie nanny watch the kids


29 posted on 03/26/2014 3:00:38 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes there were such laws. Written by democrats.


30 posted on 03/26/2014 3:07:19 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

IIRC there was a genealogy study on Michelle that showed she had slave owners in her ancestry.

So, in reality, the discriminatory laws were probably passed by her own ancestors and relatives.


31 posted on 03/26/2014 3:10:09 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Meanwhile, these same Chinese people are listening to her and her mother fart all night in their Hotel Suite.


32 posted on 03/26/2014 3:20:59 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: lee martell

I’m not sure this is a cool thing to say in China.

The Chinese, despite Mao, are extremely class conscious and look down on other races, whites included. There is a practiced discrimination throughout Chinese culture that Michelle has caused to roll eyes.


33 posted on 03/26/2014 3:31:29 AM PDT by plangent
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There should not be laws that discriminate against black people.
There should be laws against people like her.


34 posted on 03/26/2014 3:33:30 AM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There were laws in America

Then her lawless husband came on the scene.

35 posted on 03/26/2014 3:38:59 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well we're movin on up,
To the White House.
Our lifestyle makes you peasants wanna cry.
Movin on up,
To the White House.
We finally got a piece of the pie.

36 posted on 03/26/2014 3:50:32 AM PDT by SC DOC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey - welcome back - you were quite the hot topic for a few days....


37 posted on 03/26/2014 3:58:28 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Slavery of blacks historically, slavery of whites
now, and slavery of women worldwide, is the
direct cause of ISLAM and the Democrats.

They are slavers and use women and children as sex slaves,
with Clinton USING children as sex slaves on private islands.


38 posted on 03/26/2014 4:11:54 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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“’There Were Laws in America that Allowed Discrimination Against Black People Like Me’”

So what? There were laws against all different races. All these laws were made up by Democrats like you.


39 posted on 03/26/2014 4:24:45 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Welcome back. I'm kind of jealous. I don't think there would be nearly the crisis if I went missing!
40 posted on 03/26/2014 4:49:57 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s a race-baiter...plain and simple. OINK!


41 posted on 03/26/2014 4:54:14 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Many decades ago...” Yeah, and why are you rehashing that now? Trolling for a little sympathy? Trying to play last century’s race card since you’ve worn out this one’s? You’re pathetic, just like your husband. I didn’t realize until just now just how much you two deserve each other.


42 posted on 03/26/2014 5:17:26 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Theres a huge law still in existence that allows discrimination against a person like me. Its called Affirmative Action.


43 posted on 03/26/2014 5:28:04 AM PDT by Old Yeller (In Latin, the word sinister means left. Which is appropriate for left-wingers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There Were Laws in America that Allowed Discrimination Against Black People Like Me'

So what? And now there are laws that allow discrimination against whites.

45 posted on 03/26/2014 5:30:34 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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'There Were Laws in America that Allowed Discrimination Against Black People Like Me'

'There Were NO Laws in America that Allowed prohibited Discrimination Against Black People Like Me'.

46 posted on 03/26/2014 6:43:04 AM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who cares? Get over it and move on.


47 posted on 03/26/2014 7:31:57 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There were (and in some places still are) laws that discriminate against people who like to spit on sidewalks.....what’s her point?


48 posted on 03/26/2014 7:43:34 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well, hello old friend. I guess word of your death was greatly exaggerated.
49 posted on 03/26/2014 3:56:21 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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