Michelle Obama worked her way way through college compiling poorly written essays on racial discrimination. Now, she is talking to People Magazine about a tour she took recently as the First Lady of the United States at a Target store. At 5 ft. 11 in., someone didn’t recognize her, and asked Michelle to help her grab something off of a shelf. Which is racism… or something:
The Obamas talked with People magazine about dealing with their “own racist experiences,” as the magazine described.
Michelle Obama told one story that recently took place, even as she was first lady of the United States.
“I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn’t anything new,” Michelle Obama, who is 5’11”, said.
She also said that her husband, Barack Obama, was asked to get coffee when he was wearing a tux. “He was wearing a tuxedo at a black-tie dinner, and somebody asked him to get coffee,” she told People.
The president told his own experiences. “There’s no black male my age, who’s a professional, who hasn’t come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn’t hand them their car keys,” Obama told the magazine.
Because racism is so bad in America… That her husband became the President of the United States?
What is shameful about this story is how detached Michelle Obama is from basic, polite gestures of civility. People in stores can be friendly, and now someone who made an unassuming request is now used by Michelle as the poster child for bigotry.
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