Racism at Target

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People magazine published excerpts from a forthcoming “interview” with the Obama’s in which they relate their “own” personal experiences with “racism” before coming to the White House.

President Obama mentioned “two” experiences:

1. Being handed keys at a valet station while waiting for his car.
2. Being mistaken for a waiter while at a formal dinner dressed in a tuxedo.

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“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.”

Who would have “imagined” Michelle Obama being the “victim” of “racism” at Target?

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For her part, Michelle Obama “appears” to be claiming she was, but this is at “odds” with how she previously told the story. Here she offers the following example:

“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.”

In the context in which it appears, the First Lady seems to be “claiming” this incident is an example of “racial” bias.

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It comes right after a paragraph in which Michelle “describes” her husband’s difficulties getting a “cab” in Chicago.

The very next paragraph describes the interview as touching on “the national discussion of race and racial profiling.”

Of course “short” people often ask “tall” people like Michelle who is 5’11” for “help” in stores all the time.

There’s nothing “racial or condescending” about it.

In fact, being asked for “help” reaching something is really the opposite of “belittling” them.

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As for the First Lady’s “experience,” it’s important to note that she was “dressed down” in slacks and wearing a “baseball cap and dark sunglasses” on her trip to Target.

She even “pushed” her own cart. And when the First Lady told this “story” on David Letterman’s show, there was not a “hint” of any “racial” connotation.

On the contrary, Michelle “emphasized” that the woman who asked was “short” and simply didn’t “recognized” her:

“I have to tell you something about this trip though. No one knew that was me. Because a woman actually walked up to me, right –I was in the detergent aisle– and she said, I kid you not, she said ‘Excuse me, I just have to ask you something.’ And I thought cover’s blown. She said, ‘Can you reach on that shelf and hand me the detergent?’ I kid you not. And the only thing she said–I reached up cause she was short–I reached up and pulled it down. She said ‘Well, you didn’t have to make it look so easy.’ That was my interaction. I felt so good…She had no idea who I was. I thought as soon as she walked up I looked my–I was with my assistant–and I said this is it. It’s over. We’re going to have to leave; she just needed the detergent.”

Is it likely someone could “fail” to recognize the First Lady? Anyone who has ever watched a segment of Jay Leno’s “Jaywalking” knows that most “ordinary” Americans are not very familiar with “politicians.”

In this video a young woman does “recognize” a photo of Mrs. Obama but when asked for her name says it’s “Windy.”

Add a “hat and dark glasses” to the photo and chances are a lot of Americans wouldn’t recognize the “First Lady,” especially if she was “pushing” a cart at Target.

Really, what are the odds?

As it stands now, People Magazine is “framing” this as the First Lady’s example of a “recent” experience with “racism.”

If accurate, this seems a very “odd” story to present as evidence of “racial” bias.

Back in 2011, Obama’s “top” adviser, Valerie Jarrett, “mistook” a four-star general for a “waiter” during a fancy dinner hosted by the Alfalfa Club.

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According to a source, as the general “walked” by Jarrett’s table, she “signaled” to him that she wanted more “libation.”

“I’d like another glass of wine,” she reportedly said. Like a gentleman, the “career military” man didn’t make a “fuss” of the matter.

“The guy dutifully went up and got her a glass of wine, and then came back and gave it to her and took a seat at the table,” the source said.

“Everyone is in tuxedos and gowns at this thing, but the military people are in full dress uniform.”

Considering it was Valerie Jarrett, I’m sure she knew “exactly” who she was “demeaning.”

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Or how about being the “guy” who asked Obama to get him a cup of coffee and a “pig in a blanket” a decade ago before he “became” President?

Do you even “tell” that story? Because make no “mistake” people love to tell “President” stories.

If you’ve ever “met” someone who has met President Obama you’ll know almost “immediately” because that will be the “first thing” they tell you.

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“I met the President once.” “Oh yeah? Where?” “Um-mm, well it was outside of Gibson’s, I tried to get him to park my Lexus, handed him a quarter, and called him boy, but the details aren’t really important, what’s important is I met him.”

“Racism” is obviously what put this trio of “ingrates” in the White House. These Democrat “race” hustlers are shameless.

Members of the “Democratic” party 150 years ago would have seen Valerie, Michelle and her “worthless” husband all “picking” cotton today on some southern plantation.

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If not for “Republicans” that is. Doesn’t get any more “backwards” than this.

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