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originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
originally posted by: IShotMyLastMuse
i read her original version and the new version and they say the same thing...at no point does she talk of discrimination.
i don't get it
I agree. Where did Michelle say this Target incident was racist??? I've had people ask me for help at the store... It's nothing new. If she did try to say it's racist, I'd imagine she's so unaccustomed to doing her own shopping that she doesn't know that people talk to each other in the store sometimes and even ask for help if they need it.
originally posted by: 8675309jenny
originally posted by: dogstar23
a reply to: IAMTAT
I am so confused about how this story links to anything to do with racism whatsoever, other than a People magazine interview title, which doesn't help me understand the bizarre desperate attempt at linkage.
Sorry, but rain through the OP and first page of comments left me wondering if I had lost my sanity and ability to think. Wow.
Just recently Michelle Obama said "Barack and I have experienced racism ourselves" and then referred to this incident when she was shopping in Target and a woman asked her to get something off the shelf, as if she was an employee....
God forbid. I personally have been confused as an employee at stores quite a few times. Probably because I often wear khakis and a plain color polo shirt.
It doesn't bother me. And never once in my life have I thought it was because of my race.
Things that happen to everyone else every day, black people often think happens to them simply because they're black.
Actually personal story about that: A friend of mine went on a rant on facebook about how some old guy in Texas was racist because when he saw him with his racecar/truck and trailer, the guy asked who's car it was. My friend said it was his, and I guess they guy kinda blew him off like "yea sure it is kid".
I said maybe it has more to do with the fact that you look hardly a day over 17yrs old and even at 25yrs old, most people don't have the money for a nice truck/trailer and racecar, plus traveling around the country.
For him it had to be his skin color though; there could be no other reason someone would be surprised.
originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
a reply to: 8675309jenny
I agree. Maybe that old guy was just being obnoxious, no matter how many times you say it's yours he'd just go "yeah yeah sure it is haha". Maybe he thought it belonged to his dad or a boss or neighbor. So many options to choose from perhaps skin color was the last item on the older man's list.
Eh, all I can say about this story is Michelle probably went to the Target for a publicity op, and to show how in touch she is with the little people, decided to act like racism affects her.
Sure Michelle, racism affects you. It's held you back. It's made sure your kids attend horrible schools with underfunded budgets, poor lunches, outdated textbooks. Your kids are faced with police harassment when they walk down the streets to go home. When they walk in stores the owners watch them like a hawk because they look "bad". They've been denied educational opportunities, the gangster on the street corner pushing dope is more appealing than the afterschool volunteer basketball coach.
Sure Michelle, racism has affected you and held you back. Sure it has
originally posted by: FalcoFan
a reply to: IAMTAT
By now it should be obvious that nothing but lies come out of liberals' mouths.
Think about why her husband had to legalize propaganda (lying).
originally posted by: Jennyfrenzy
a reply to: IAMTAT
I am not sure how this could be racist, at all. Michelle is a tall woman and someone asking her for help getting a product off the shelf isnt racist. Is it because Michelle is a tall black woman that all of the sudden someone asking for help becomes a racist incident? Good god, what a joke, seiously! I am a white woman and stand almost 5'9 and have had people ask me to help get them something from an upper shelf. People are too sensitive!!