Michelle Obama’s Example of Racism in America: She Was Asked to Get Something Off the Shelf at Target

Michelle Obama’s Example of Racism in America: She Was Asked to Get Something Off the Shelf at Target

If only I had known that the short women and old ladies who’ve asked me to help them get things off the shelves at stores over the years were “racist” for asking, then maybe I could have chastised them for their “micro-aggressions” and “white privilege.”

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First lady Michelle Obama said a woman asked her for help getting something off a shelf at Target, describing racial experiences she’s had.

“I think people forget that we’ve lived in the White House for six years,” Michelle Obama told People magazine. “Before that, Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago, who had his share of troubles catching cabs.”

She said, “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.”

The Obamas spoke to the magazine amid stirred racial tensions following the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

The president told People: “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.”

The first lady also recalled an incident when Obama was “wearing a tuxedo at a black-tie dinner, and somebody asked him to get coffee.”

Wow, what a struggle the Obamas have had with race in America! How do they bear up under the terrible indignity of having people ask them to help get things off the shelves or bring them coffee? Forget about all the black Americans who couldn’t drink from water fountains or who had fire hoses turned on them by Democrat sheriffs because they can’t compete with the REAL suffering Michelle and Barack have had to endure.

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