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Michelle Obama: White People Still Flee When Minorities Move Into Their Community

Michelle Obama said that when her family moved to Chicago’s south side there was a “white flight,” an attitude that persists to this day in response to immigrants.

The former First Lady made her comments at an Obama Foundation Summit, held at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago on Tuesday.

“We were doing everything we were supposed to do – and better,” Obama said regarding her family at that time. “But when we moved in, white families moved out.”

“I want to remind white folks that y’all were running from us,” she then accused. “And you’re still running.”

“Because we’re no different from the immigrant families that are moving in today.”

Recent studies do indeed suggest that “white flight” is a phenomenon that persists to this day, though attributing it to the sole factor of ethnicity seems to be a bit of tunnel vision.

In fact, Newsweek in 2018 published a column that explained: “Since the ’70s, blacks have been fleeing some cities at higher rates than whites.”

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Blames Whites For The Community Falling Apart

Remarkably, Michelle Obama suggested it was this notion of ‘white flight’ that caused the south side of Chicago to fall apart, not the infinitely more provable fact that cities wholly controlled by Democrats turn into veritable wastelands.

(See Detroit, Baltimore, San Francisco).

“There were no gang fights, there were no territorial battles,” she said, citing the harmonious nature of the neighborhood when the Obamas first moved in.

“Yet one by one, they packed their bags and they ran from us,” she continued. “And they left communities in shambles.”

Which, if one projects off of that, seems to suggest the minority families left behind contributed to the gang violence in Chicago. But she couldn’t have meant that since it’d be a racist thing to say.

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Not Done With the Racial Grievances

Complaining about white people leaving her neighborhood wasn’t the end of Michelle Obama’s racial grievances. No, she was just getting warmed up.

Obama then launched into a diatribe in which she lamented that she can’t figure out what to do to make white people less afraid of the black community.

“I can’t make people not afraid of black people,” she groused. “I don’t know what’s going on. I can’t explain what’s happening in your head.”

As one-half of the first black occupants of the White House, she then complained that her entire life has been littered with racism.

“As people doubted us coming through — ‘Are you Princeton material? Can you really make the grade?’ Can you cut it?’ — What do you do in those instances?” Obama questioned. “All you can do is put your head down and do the work and let the work, your truth, speak for itself.”

Michelle noted that the only way to combat racism is to continue presenting herself as the “good human” who does “wonderful things” that she is.

“Maybe if I show up every day as a human, a good human, doing wonderful things, loving my family, loving our kids, taking care of things that I care about — maybe, just maybe that work will pick away at the scabs of our discrimination,” she sighed. “Maybe that will slowly unravel it.”

Or, you know, maybe stop blaming every little thing that happened in your life on racism. That might help.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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  • Has she looked into the number of black on black and black on white homicides in the windy city? I guess she and Barack joined the club when they purchased a mansion on the east coast! They be movin too! Hippocritts!

  • Dear Miss Micheal,

    you are one big disgrace to our Wonderful Country you are a racist from the work go and tell us what have you done to help those neighbor hoods that were run down when you got into office. NOTHING YOU AND HUBBY ARE LOSERS BIG TIME! Yes you and your 24 staff when in the white house you sure new how to spend our money with your mom making 124000 per year as the girls sister or what ever! Oh yes and what about the big estate you want to by on the ocean you know the area your hubby said would be off the face of Martha's Vineyard due to golbal warming nothing but liars and cheats that is what you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • No she lost her law license due to insurance fraud and he lost his by not stating the truth on an application and this country feels they are soooo great and let us think about the law suit just put against him for putting us into an agreement with Paris and not allowing the senate to vote on it and he really is not a true citizen of the US !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Oh my, a "grousing," "complaining," "diatribe-launching" Michelle Obama is polluting the ears of poor, put-upon white people again. Did she complain, or did she merely state what was the case? My family moved into a predominantly white neighborhood in 1959. When I began kindergarten, my class was 50 percent white. By the time I was in second grade, the school had few white families left. Not complaining there; just stating a fact.

    Michelle Obama's life, sadly, has most likely been "littered" (not "affected?" "hurt?" "hampered?") by racism, as has mine. I have certainly had people question my competence, been surprised by it, and, frankly, resented it, because it was housed in a body that was unlike theirs.

    "Or, you know, maybe stop blaming every little thing that happened in your life on racism. That might help." Do you know what would REALLY help? What would really help would be if black people were NOT hampered by racism. It is racism, and nothing else, that had people describe Mrs. Obama as an ape, a "Wookie," or other unflattering names. It is nothing that racism that had members of Congress, who should certainly know better, describe Michelle Obama's bare arms as "undignified," "not worthy of a First Lady," etc., when Mrs. Trump's body parts are available all over the Internet to anyone who wants to see them. It is racism, and nothing else that causes some of the hateful comments on this thread. Look in the mirror. Start telling yourselves the truth.

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