Michelle Obama declares ‘Black Girls Rock!’
NEWARK, N.J. — First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.
“No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are beautiful,” Obama told the crowd, which included many young black girls.
“I am so proud of you. My husband, your president, is so proud of you. We have so much hope and dreams for you.”
Obama was not among the honorees at Saturday night’s festivities, held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. That distinction went to actress Jada Pinkett Smith, singer Erykah Badu, actress Cicely Tyson, “Selma” director Ava DuVernay, educator Nadia Lopez and Dr. Helene D. Gayle, president and CEO of CARE USA, a humanitarian organization. SOURCE
Well, how about that?
Michelle Obama is PROUD of something and speaks up to tell us all about it. “I am so proud of you. My husband, your president, is so proud of you. We have so much hope and dreams for you.”
I ask this in all sincerity; have any of you EVER heard either of the Obama’s address any group in America, besides this particular group of Black girls, and tell them how PROUD they are of them? If you have, a story with a link as citation would be much appreciated.
Now I ask this of my readers; can you imagine the outcry from the Blacks in America if Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush or Laura Bush had said such a thing while holding a White Girls Rock! rally?
The cries of RACISM would have been a horrendous cacophony of lamentations regarding their plight in life mixed in with accusations about relations with our mothers and so forth. Think about that one for a minute…
I have long believed that racism in America exists, for the most part, because people like Michelle Obama, Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson perpetuate its existence, because without RACISM, they lose their meal ticket.
Once upon a time racism ran rampant through the South, I know 1st hand, I was raised in that environment, I remember well WHITE ONLY dining sections, drinking fountains and restrooms. I remember the *Back of the Bus* signs. I remember the integration of public schools. I am no stranger to these things but that time in America is long past.
Today we are all on equal footing; we have the same opportunities for education and jobs, we can ALL sit down and eat a meal at a place of our choosing, we can go to the restroom and ride the damned bus, ALL of us, together!
Apparently some people in America haven’t received that message and that is mostly, at least in MY opinion, due to the words and actions of race baiters like Obama, Sharpton and Jackson.
When the Blacks of this nation lose THEIR deeply ingrained racist attitude about White people they may wake up to a world that is much different than the one their arrogant and hate filled *Reverends* pounded into their heads with bastardized *sermons*.
Here’s a little something for everyone to think about;
There are many peoples in this nation; African-Americans, Black-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Asian-Americans, Arab-Americans, Native-Americans, etc.
And then there are just – Americans. You know the people I am talking about, Americans; everyday folks like you and me, folks that work, pay bills, love life and this great nation and accept responsibility for our actions and attach no hyphen to our description.
Then there are these *others*; you pass me on the street and sneer in my direction.
You call me ‘White boy’, ‘Cracker’, ‘Honky’, ‘Whitey’, ‘Gringo’ or ‘Caveman’, and as far as you are concerned, that’s OK, but if I say so much as one word that you consider to be out of line, I am branded as a vile racist.
You say that whites commit acts of violence against you … so why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live?
You have the United Negro College Fund, Hispanic History Month, Martin Luther King Day, Asian History Month, Black Entertainment Television, Black History Month, Cesar Chavez Day, Kwanzaa and the NAACP.
If we had WET (White Entertainment Television), we’d be called racists.
If we had a White Pride Day, you would call us racists.
If we had a White History Month, we’d be called racist for that.
If we had any organization for Whites Only to ‘advance’ OUR lives, we’d certainly be branded as racists.
There’s a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and a Black Chamber of Commerce.
Then we have the Chamber of Commerce, not a White Chamber of Commerce, just The Chamber of Commerce that ALL businesses can join.
If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships, you know we’d be called evil racists.
There are openly-proclaimed Black-Only Colleges in the US, yet if there were ‘White-Only Colleges’, why THAT would be a racist college.
In the Million-Man March, you believed that you were marching for your race and rights.
If we marched for our race and rights, you would call us bog dwelling, redneck racists.
You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and red, and you’re not afraid to announce it.
But when we announce our White Pride, yeah, you got it, we get called racists, NAZIs and a lot worse.
You can rob us, carjack us, and shoot at us, and we’re supposed to sit back and take it?
So why is it that when a white police officer shoots a black gang member, or beats up a black drug-dealer that’s running from the LAW, and posing a threat to ALL of society, why do you call that police officer a racist for simply doing his job?
I am White and I am proud, but, you call me a racist.
Why is it that only whites can be racists, and just WHO exactly are the REAL racists?