I happen to think first lady Michelle Obama is attractive.
I said it on twitter and was surprised by the first two responses I got. One person said she looks like a gorilla. The other called her an orangutan. In other words things do not change. For some we still remind them of monkeys and animals.
It was the first response and quite frankly I was disappointed. You do not have to agree that she is an attractive woman. However, she hardly looks like an animal. For some white people we are still sub human. One corrected himself and said he thought she had man-like features like that is a huge compromise.
People disappoint me and many of them do not get it.
For instance black journalist are often called dumb and lazy even though the ones who get called that are hardly that. Yes, I am called that frequently even though I have two jobs and am helping raise a family. Quite frankly my batteries run out at times and I need a relaxing weekend to regroup.
But I’ve had conversations with Jason Whitlock, Mike Wilbon, the late Bryan Burwell, Drew Sharp and Rob Parker and they are all called dumb and lazy when they write or say something people don’t like. When my white counterparts have a controversial opinion or slant most people simply say they disagree with them.
There have been people in my business who are lazy. Most are now unemployed.
And Michelle Obama is still fine.