Friday, May 23, 2008

Lynch Michelle Obama

image Michelle Obama has come under alot of attack for making the comment, "for the first time in my adult life I am proud of this country."  The GOP have had a field day with this.  Their recent internet ads were so inflammatory, Barack finally declared that Michelle is off limits for criticism.  It seems her husband is not the only one to jump to her defense.   While randomly reading blogs I came across this depiction of her at What About Our Daughters. image It seems that in an attempt to "help" her image, liberals decided to portray Michelle getting lynched.  Why is it not enough to simply condemn the actions of the GOP without resorting to racist imagery?  How could this offensive photo ever be considered as helpful?  Blacks do not need a reminder of the history of lynchings and the KKK in America.  It is ever present in the social consciousness.  While they accuse the GOP of fear mongering and race baiting, is that not exactly what they are guilty of by resorting to a depiction like this in the guise of providing aid?  Not only is Michelle's body being sexualized, as is common with most media depictions of black women, her coloring has been lightened, and she is being tortured. She is also wearing a red dress, which is a color that is associated with licentiousness.  Yes lets defend the uppity, whore, negress from herself because that is the right (read white: liberal) thing to do.

1 comment:

Ebony Intuition said...

Im speechless in regards to this picture, I don't think I've ever been so offend by an image like this before, i've posted this on my blog too.