“Try not to speak, Michelle,” said the people with a brain.

According to Dom Calicchio of Fox News, “Michelle Obama says whites ‘still running’ away from minorities, immigrants.”

“White Americans are ‘still running’ elsewhere when minorities and immigrants move into their communities, Michelle Obama observed Tuesday.”

“The former first lady made the remarks at the Obama Foundation Summit, held at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.”

Excuse me, but did you have to wear a bulletproof suit to and from the institute, Michelle?

I mean with all of the gun violence in your home city of Chicago there, and all.

“In a sit-down interview with journalist Isabel Wilkerson, in which Obama was accompanied by her brother, Craig Robinson, an executive with the NBA’s New York Knicks, Obama described when she first became conscious of what’s been called ‘white flight.’”

‘“We were doing everything we were supposed to do – and better,’ Obama said of her family, recalling when they got a new address on Chicago’s South Side. ‘But when we moved in, white families moved out.’”

A bit of an exaggeration, I’m sure.

And “doing everything we were supposed to do” according to who?

What are you talking about?

‘“I want to remind white folks that y’all were running from us,’ she continued, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. ‘And you’re still running.’”

Uh…, not racist at all are we, Michelle?

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So all 230 million of us “whiteys” all act the same and can be lumped into one group?

“Discrimination took another form as she advanced in her academic career, said the 55-year-old Obama, a best-selling author with degrees from Princeton and Harvard, adding she did her best to move forward and achieve despite the mistreatment.”

‘“As people doubted us coming through — ‘Are you Princeton material? Can you really make the grade? Can you cut it? — What do you do in those instances?’ Obama asked, according to The Hill. ‘All you can do is put your head down and do the work and let the work, your truth, speak for itself.’”

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Uh…, hello, Michelle.  I’m getting the impression that you think white people receive some kind of automatic diploma from Princeton or Harvard.  That white people don’t have doubts about whether they’re good enough, and that they don’t have to work hard to achieve anything.

Seriously?

You can’t possibly be that stupid, Michelle, can you?

Is this what a degree from Princeton and Harvard gets you?

“[Michelle] Obama added that she is mystified by the concept of discrimination.”

You might be mystified by the “concept of discrimination,” Michelle, but your execution of discrimination seems just fine.

‘“I can’t make people not afraid of black people,’ she said, according to The Hill. ‘I don’t know what’s going on.  I can’t explain what’s happening in your head.’”

Ok…, again, Michelle…, not all Black people are created equally.

White people, Hispanic people and Asian people are not afraid of “Black” people.

They’re afraid of any color person who walks around with a gun shooting other people.

They’re afraid of any color person who walks around acting uncivilized.

They’re afraid of any color person who walks around in gangs.

They’re afraid of any color person who walks around dealing deadly drugs to their children.

They’re afraid of any color person who walks around with no common courtesy for other people.

Are there some white people out there who are racist and just don’t like Black people because they’re black?

Yes.

Just like there are some Black people out there who are racist and just don’t like white people because they’re white.

Yes.

People like you, Michelle.

Well, these words are coming out of your mouth, aren’t they, Michelle?

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People like that are out there, but you just can’t lump all white people together, just like you can’t lump all Black people together.

‘“But maybe if I show up every day as a human, a good human, doing wonderful things, loving my family, loving our kids, taking care of things that I care about — maybe, just maybe that work will pick away at the scabs of our discrimination.  Maybe that will slowly unravel it.’”

All I can say is, “Speak for yourself, Michelle…, just speak for yourself.”

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Can we talk…, about racism?

Liberals are quick to accuse others of being “a racist…,” and we hear them making their accusations on almost a daily basis now.

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But there are a lot of aspects to the term “racist.”

What are they, and what are we really talking about here?

By definition, “racism” is the belief in the superiority of one race over another.

“Racial discrimination” is any discrimination against others based on the color of their skin, racial or ethnic origin.

Can we agree that there definitely are “racists” in every corner of the globe?

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It’s just human nature and in our subconscious mind I believe.

Our view of the world and other people is influenced by our family, where we grew-up, the culture we grew-up in, and who we grew-up with.

Let’s take the definition of “racism” and substitute the word “racism” with a few other words.

Let’s start with “culture-ism” and “culture.”

Culture-ism” is the belief in the superiority of one culture over another.

We see displays of “culture-ism” all of the time, and it doesn’t seem to be much of an issue.  We see people displaying pride in their “ethnic origin,” country of origin, or culture of origin and people don’t get all bent out of shape over it.

We see displays of “ethnic origin,” country of origin, or culture of origin pride during the Olympics.  We see Irish pride displayed on St. Patty’s Day.  We see Mexican pride displayed on Cinco de Mayo.  We see African-American pride displayed on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day.

Can anyone deny “Greek pride,” “Italian pride,” Japanese, Chinese, Jewish, German, Middle Eastern, Australian, English, Scandinavian, etc. pride?

Of course not.

I apologize if I left out your particular “group” of pride, but the list could go on and on.  This is just a display of my innate “racism” or “culture-ism” I guess!

Do people of these groups feel their “group” is “better” than people from other “groups?”

I’d say, yes.

And is there anything particularly wrong with that?

I’d say no.

We see examples of this in many different areas.

We have pride in the town we are from or live in.

We have pride in the state we are from or live in.

We have pride in the High School and college we attended.

We have pride in our families.

We have pride in the sports teams we support.

Are you “a dog person?”

Are you “a cat person?”

Are you a liberal or a conservative?

How much money do you have?

How much formal education do you have?

And how about our religion?!

The point is, we all believe in the superiority of one “group” over another “group” in many cases.

We discriminate against others, based on many different factors, all of the time.

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If we are really honest with ourselves, we all have to acknowledge this.

For some reason skin color is treated differently, however.

Being labeled a “racist” nowadays seems to be the ultimate sin.

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Skin color is as good a reason to discriminate as any of the other reasons, I guess.

Oh…, and by the way…, no one is actually “white.”

No one is actually “black.”

No one is actually “yellow.”

And no one is actually “red.”

And if our government, educational institutions, and any manner of other businesses or associations aren’t “racist” or “culture-ist…,” why do they keep asking us what race we consider ourselves to be on all manner of forms, applications and surveys?

Why?

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We are all a million different varying shades of many different colors.

Did you know that African-Americans actually discriminate against each other based on the degree of their “blackness” or the degree of their “lightness?”

It’s true.

Regarding this, I guess you could label them as “colorists” or “shade-ists!”

One thing is for sure…, there are plenty of discriminatory factors to go around.

Just consider everything we’ve discussed here the next time you see a self-righteous liberal casting “racist” lightning bolts down at “whites” and conservatives mostly, from atop their race enlightened perches.

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For anyone to believe they are above being discriminatory against others in any fashion, for any reason, is just foolish and disingenuous.

But I guess they’d label me as a racist for saying that.

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