LA Times: Parody of Michelle Obama as Marie Antoinette is Objectively, Factually Racist

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1/5/2012

…The caricature of Obama as a profligate queen relies on the racist stereotype of an “uppity Negro,” which emerged among slave masters in an earlier American era. Obama, born into a working-class Chicago family whose roots are traced to the pre-Civil War South, graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School, prior to holding several high-level positions in the academic and private sectors.

The racist image appeared Tuesday on the right-wing blog Gateway Pundit; the slur was later called out by Media Matters for America…

…You know what other stereotype it relies upon? The actual historical memory of Marie Antoinette (whether or not that’s fair) as a profligate queen who thought rules were for the little people, and who lived in high style while saying (I know she didn’t say this) “Let them eat cake.”

But oh, right, no it can’t be what it’s obviously about. It’s got to be about that slave thing. Because.

What?

Unless there are some racial caricatures in that facial rendering which I’m unable to detect due to the low resolution of this photo, there is absolutely nothing “racist” here at all…

…The left is simply now saying “racist” equals “mean.”

Yes, it is mean. Mean is not racist. Idiots.

The complete article, and the “offending” caricature, is at Ace of Spades HQ.

Related:  From “Magic Negro” to “Uppity Negro” – How the LA Times Continues to Struggle With the President’s Race at GatewayPundit; also Michelle Obama’s Having a Dance Party — And YOU Are Invited! at HillBuzz.

Update: Report: Gibbs Cursed Out Michelle Obama During White House Meltdown…

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