MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said, in the course of covering the Obama candidacy, and I’m paraphrasing,
” He (Barack Obama) brings none of the ‘ bad stuff’, you know?”
By ‘Bad Stuff’, he meant the legacy of enslaving Africans in this country and then keeping them as second-class citizens until 1965, a mere 11 years before this country celebrated its 200th anniversary. So, for 189 years from its official founding as a country, and tack on another 150 years pre-Revolutionary War, and you’ve got the ‘ Bad Stuff’ done to people of African descent. You know, ‘the original sin’, or ‘ the birth defect’, as Condi Rice called it.
But, guess what…..despite being ‘ oh so smart’ by supporting Barack Obama, the ‘Bad Stuff’ smacked White America in the face.
First, with the revelation that his White Side was still involved in ‘the bad stuff’ (slavery), only as SLAVEOWNERS.
I had a good chuckle on that.
But, also, he comes home every chance he can, to ‘the bad stuff’.
To the ‘ Bad stuff’ wife and ‘ Bad stuff’ children he had with said wife.
And there it is: the 400 years of ‘ Bad stuff’, wrapped up in Michelle Obama.
When that came to me on the elliptical machine this morning, it all made sense.
Michelle Obama is a direct threat and lightening bolt against White Superiority.
Because, she’s Black…
But, does not, in any way, shape, or form, contour to the acceptable Black Pathologies that enable White Supremacy to sigh with relief.