Black Dumb Sheep In Need Of A Shepherd

Posted: November 19, 2008 in Just "Why?"

zz27c38b4bThis stuff is really getting insulting.

For black women, Michelle Obama is new role model

Michelle Obama inspired Richelle Shaw to be a better mother. The future first lady gave LaTonya Brown hope that she can find a husband. And Tina Sutton recites “We are Michelle Obama” with her 4-year-old daughter every morning.

For black women across the country, Michelle Obama is a new role model, a woman who defies stereotypes in a public way they say they haven’t seen since the fictional Clair Huxtable of “The Cosby Show.”

Sutton, 35, is using the future first lady to help teach her daughter to be secure in herself.

“I am comparing her skin to Michelle’s,” she said. “I talk to her about her tall mother and father and that she will more than likely be tall. That is so appealing just like Michelle. Her mother is married to a handsome good black man, just like Michelle and Barack.”

[…]

Black women across the country say they expect Obama’s dark skin will inspire girls and women to feel better about themselves. Her workout habits may inspire others to get in shape. And the Obamas’ intelligence may stop the teasing that some black children endure for being smart, said Maya Rockeymoore, 37, a political scientist in Washington, D.C. (more…)

Black women have been outpacing Black men on college campuses for years. They also have been outpacing Black men in entrepreneurship. Yet despite all of those successes, they are forever locked in a state of needing leadership.

It is a sad and unfortunate low when we have to look to government to appoint our role models.

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Comments
  1. DarkStar says:

    It’s long past insulting.

    I’ve said for some time that so-called “Black leaders” don’t lead Blacks, because if they did, many Blacks wouldn’t do the things that “they” don’t like. A prime example is “sagging.” Kids/young adults who do it, know “Black leaders” don’t approve and the kids/young adults don’t care.

    And Obama is going to make them change just because he is President?

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