Skip to comments.Michelle: 'There Were Laws in America that Allowed Discrimination Against Black People Like Me'
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 isnt 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. Hes 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 theres 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 Im 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 dont like what we say or dont always agree with what we believe.
But warned that not everything is perfect. "Now of course, living up to these ideals isnt 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."
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.
They dishonor those who truly did struggle under racism and denial of opportunity.
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.
And now America has laws to discriminate against white men.
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!
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.
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.
"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 Obamas 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?**
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!
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.
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.
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.
Quit with ...I grew up in a struggling family..., lady. You grew up in a middle class family doing just fine. Grrrrr.
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.
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.
Democrats have passed a lot of bad laws over the years, and they are still at it.
The Democrat Party’s Long and Shameful History of Bigotry and Racism
Judging by the size of Moochelle’s caboose, it was not much of a struggle.
“And now America has laws to discriminate against white men.”
How that makes America and the world a better place, I have no idea.
“Judging by the size of Moochelles caboose, it was not much of a struggle.”
Excuse me...it’s pronounced, “shtruggle”.
There were laws, and they were all written by the DEMONcrats - her own party.
Gee, seems there are laws that enable you become first lady
She doesn’t leave because there plenty of broom factories
“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
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
Yes there were such laws. Written by democrats.
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.
Meanwhile, these same Chinese people are listening to her and her mother fart all night in their Hotel Suite.
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.
There should not be laws that discriminate against black people.
There should be laws against people like her.
Then her lawless husband came on the scene.
Hey - welcome back - you were quite the hot topic for a few days....
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.
“’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.
She’s a race-baiter...plain and simple. OINK!
“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.
Theres a huge law still in existence that allows discrimination against a person like me. Its called Affirmative Action.
So what? And now there are laws that allow discrimination against whites.
'There Were NO Laws in America that
Allowed prohibited Discrimination Against Black People Like Me'.
Who cares? Get over it and move on.
There were (and in some places still are) laws that discriminate against people who like to spit on sidewalks.....what’s her point?