Thursday, May 07, 2015

If You Don't Feel Welcome It's Because of How You Dress

From the Daily Caller:

In her speech, Obama said: 
You see, there are so many kids in this country who look at places like museums and concert halls and other cultural centers and they think to themselves, ‘well, that’s not a place for me, for someone who looks like me, for someone who comes from my neighborhood.’ In fact, I guarantee you that right now, there are kids living less than a mile from here who would never in a million years dream that they would be welcome in this museum.

And growing up on the South Side of Chicago, I was one of those kids myself. So I know that feeling of not belonging in a place like this. And today, as first lady, I know how that feeling limits the horizons of far too many of our young people.

She doesn't say what it is about museums and concert halls that deters black children. What do we need to change to make these areas more welcoming? Right, I can't think anything either.

"Feeling of not belonging"? Well, yeah. I think that's what prompted this latest complaint about the country. But the problem is that Michelle sees a new crop of inner city aggrieved and knows that that is the group she doesn't belong to. Michelle has victim-envy. 

Listen Michelle, you grew up in the middle class. You got a great education. You had nothing denied you.  


Gino said...

imagine how i felt walking onto a basketball court.

another NBA dream not realized, all because i couldnt see someone who played as badly as me being welcomed there...

OregonGuy said...

...every time I walk into the dentist's office...

Dave in Indiana said...

She still needs to work on her ability to select attire.