Attack on Michelle Obama shows Palin's ignorance of history

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    Richard Cohen - Attack on Michelle Obama shows Palin's ignorance of history

    Basically says the same thing I said in another thread, whites like Sarah Palin want blacks to forget about how blacks were treated in the recent and distant past and be grateful and patriotic for what? This part said it best:


    It's appalling that Palin and too many others fail to understand that fact - indeed so many facts of American history. They don't offer the slightest hint that they can appreciate the history of the Obama family and that in Michelle's case, her ancestors were slaves - Jim Robinson of South Carolina, her paternal great-great grandfather, being one. Even after they were freed they were consigned to peonage, second-class citizens, forbidden to vote in much of the South, dissuaded from doing so in some of the North, relegated to separate schools, restaurants, churches, hotels, waiting rooms of train stations, the back of the bus, the other side of the tracks, the mortuary, the cemetery and, if whites could manage it, heaven itself.

    It was the government that oppressed blacks, enforcing the laws that imprisoned them and hanged them for crimes grave and trivial, whipped them if they bolted for freedom and, in the Civil War, massacred them if they were captured fighting for the North. And yet if African Americans hesitate in embracing the mythical wonderfulness of America, they are accused of racism - of having the gall to know more about their own experience and history than Palin and others think they should.

    Why do politicians such as Palin and commentators such as Glenn Beck insist that African Americans go blank on their own history - as blank as apparently Palin and Beck are themselves? Why must they insist that blacks join them in embracing a repellent history that once caused America to go to war with itself? Besides Princeton, Michelle Obama is a graduate of Harvard Law School. It's hardly possible that she is not knowledgeable about the history of African Americans - no Ellis Island for them, immigrants in their colorful native dress waving at the camera. Should she forget it all simply because she went to Ivy League schools - be thankful for what she had gotten and the hell with the rest? Why should she be more grateful than Cindy McCain?


    As I said before and I'll say it again, rightwing trash have absolutely no justification to say Michelle Obama and any other blacks are unpatriotic. Stupid rightwingers!
     
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    History? Like the history of the DC school system? Like the history of any big city and their slums and drug culture? History of maggots and leeches? I wouldn't talk about history, or the stupid.
     
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    Most women have gotten over being second class citizens.
     
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    Moochelle is just so proud for the first time in her life to be an American...
     
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    when edited for content - Dis much ado about nothing. and of course ! it's the washington post...
     
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    when i was a kid, i had an english teacher that used the expression "when did you stop beating your w***?" it means, the question implies guilt without a posible "good" answer. the reference was certainly not directed at any poster. the "husband" in my quote was president obama, too obscure. i have been informed that the expression is no longer germain or appropriate, and i apologize for any confusion.
     
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