Skip to comments.First Lady Uses Racial Slur And Gets Away With It
Posted on 06/24/2014 2:15:24 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
Who cares about the Redskins? Probably not first lady Michelle Obama, who turned her sights on insulting the Romani minority community Monday.
While describing her struggles as a working mother, the usually politically correct first lady used the racial slur, gypped.
“The first thing I tried to do, which was a mistake, was that I tried the part-time thing… I realized I was getting gypped on that front,” Obama told ABC’s Robin Roberts at the White House Summit on Working Families. “What happened was I got a part-time salary but worked full time.”
The term “gypped” is a racial slur deriving from the word “gypsy,” a slur for the Roma. The slur refers to the act of defrauding or robbing through practices such as swindling or cheating. The correct usage of the term is most certainly not synonymous to “slighted or “cut short.”
Defenders of Romani point out that the abbreviation, “gyp,” is nothing more than a callous slur used by the culturally insensitive. Similar slurs to “gypped” include “Jewed down” or calling someone an “Indian giver.”
All offensive. Definitely not something that the first lady of the United States of America should be saying in interviews.
But it’s not entirely Michelle’s fault. It seems as though she borrowed the offensive colloquialism from her husband, President Barack Obama. In 2009, at a town hall meeting in Allentown, Penn., Obama said that he was seeking to regulate health insurance companies to make sure that people don’t get “gypped.”
Ouch. When will the first couple clean up their language? It’s
amazing not amazing at all that no one in their own party has called them out on it yet.
Next, she’ll say “Hillary, that honky.”
I doubt that Lt Worf’s wife knew that. She’s excused.
The USA was gypped - and deserves a refund.
She should have tried to Jew him down.
Very minor. Hitlery called Paul Fray an “effin Jew bastard” and that was perfectly acceptable.
Thought for sure she’d slipped and said “honkeys” or “crackers.”
Ethic slur not racial.
“calling someone an Indian giver.”
It’s a racial slur but not against Indians. It’s against whites - who historically have broke or reneged on virtually every promise or treaty made with Indians.
We got gypped with this President, who by the way, often gives people the finger on the sly.
Opps, is sly a derogatory term too?
You crackers are so hypersensitive.
Al Sharpton has used that remark on tape and he still has a job in the MSM.
Hell, he was even permitted to appear in the Democrat presidential debate one year without having to answer for his racist remarks.
Not wanting to side with the Moose, but this is silly.
I always thought the term originated during the settlement of the West. Settlers would buy a barrel of water, and then find out it had been replaced by a barrel of gypsum water, useless for drinking. Hence, they got ‘gypped’. My sense is that in this age where everyone is a victim, the term became a slur against the Roma.
She’s no lady.
Of course it’s silly. The point is it’s another clear-cut example of the Left’s hypocrisy, since we all know this is the sort of minutiae they use as “gotcha” moments with conservatives.
Do you wonder whether she has any idea how many people have been demoted to part-time jobs and pay due to 0bamacare?
If it had been Laura Bush, you would have heard about this all day long. And probably all day tomorrow, too. The media also would have instantly found an "offended" spokesman for the "community" who would have demanded an apology.
Yup, see my #19.