MediaTakeOut.com just got wind of an article published in the very QUESTIONABLE New York Magazine about the “upper class” black culture in Martha’s Vineyard.
According to the article’s author, many of the bourgeois Blacks in Martha’s Vineyard are upset that Barack and Michelle Obama are coming to the island. Apparently they have “too much class” to share their little island with the most powerful and influential couple ON THE PLANET.
But what’s more upsetting about the silly article, published by journalist Toure, is that he put a very RECKLESS quote in it – with one black woman calling Michelle ‘ghetto.’ Here is the exact quote:
“Obama is more a man of the people,” says a Vineyarder who’s part of black high society. “He doesn’t seem to identify with affluent black people. His wife definitely doesn’t; she is basically a ghetto girl. That’s what she says—I’m just being sociological. She grew up in the same place Jennifer Hudson did. She hasn’t reached out to the social community of Washington, and people are waiting to see what they’ll do about that.”
Toure should be ashamed for allowing that quote about our first lady to be published in an article … just ASHAMED!!! Whatever respect for dude that we ever had is officially GONE!!
and yet know one knows this black journalist exist apart from today
Don't forget an <b>educated</b> ghetto girl. Snobs.
she is not ghetto
explains the ignorance of some of this black men.
Stop praising women of every race but your own. Self hating idiots
ONLY GHETTO NEGROES BELIEVE THAT MICHELLE OBAMA, THE CHIMP ZIRA IS POSH. OF COURSE, SHE'S GHETTO. SHE'S FROM THE SOUTHSIDE OF CHICAGO. SHE'S TACKY TOO. THE WHITE HOUSE IS INFESTED WITH FLIES. SHE NEEDS BRACES AND SHE SHOULD COMB HER CHILDREN'S HAIR EVEYDAY. IT'S SAD THAT THOSE GIRLS LOOK LIKE WELFARE CHILDREN. IN FACT, THE BOUGIES DON'T LOOK LIKE MICHELLE OBAMA and OUR CHILDREN ARE ALWAYS STYLISH.
People needa get offa her back.
I know my comment is irrelevant to the story but oh well!
The whole article is a waste of paper, so ignorant
There is nothing wrong with being from the ghetto. She obviously made something of herself despite the fact, didn't she?
They got my girl messed up. Haters come in all forms. No one is safe.
THE MOST POWERFUL AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN IN THE WORLD DOES NOT HAVE TO GRAVITATE TO THE UPPER CLASS BLACK SOCIETY.. IF SHE WASN'T FCUKIN WITH THEM BEFORE -WHY FCUK WITH THEM NOW.. THE OBAMAS ARE VERY GROUNDED AND DOWN TO EARTH, SOMETHING THESE SNOTTY *** NYGGAZ AREN'T.... MOST OF THEM ARE PROLLY PUNK AZZ REPUBLICANS ANYWAY!!!!!
WHEN OBAMA GOT IN OFFICE A WHOLE BUNCH OF THOSE ***!99@ WERE SICK
IF MICHELLE IS GHETTO THEN I WANNA BE GHETTO TOO. GHETTO TO PRINCETON AND HARVARD LAW. IF THAT'S WHAT EQUATES TO GHETTO THEN I WILL HOPE EVERYONE STRIVES TO BE GHETTO. I AM NOT A FAN OF MICHELLE BUT I AM FAIR.
It's a shame how people will try to make you feel bad about where you come from. Ghetto is not always bad. She's beautiful, educated, and proud of her background. This one issue Michelle needn't be concerned about. Those people are just weak minded house negroes.
***, that's good journalism. Go Toure.
Some times I am so disappointed. This is one of those times!
Black or white any journalist posting this is just wanting attention. This is when freedom of speech is abuse, when you take attacks at the first lady. say what you want about the man, but dont try and diss the lady.
OKAY, WHY ARE THE OBAMAS GOING TO MARTHA'S VINEYARD? BOUGIES HAVE LIVED ON MARTHA'S VINEYARD FOR OVER 200 YEARS! CLEARLY, THE OBAMAS WANT TO BE ACCEPTED BY US!
I don't blame Toure though. Ever hear of "Don't kill the messenger"?
50-90% off MAC makeup
She still the First Lady
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hating azz ppl... thats why as a race we'll never move forward if blacks keep looking down their noses at other blacks.
HOW DARE YOU CALL MICHELLE GHETTO AND HOW DARE YOU SAY THAT JUST BECAUSE J HUD AND MICHELLE GREW UP IN THE PLACE THAT THEY ARE GHETTO. THOSE TWO LADIES ARE VERY VERY PROFESSIONAL AND VERY CLASSY
people like this starve for ATTENTION thats all...i mean what about her spells ghetto???? what people do for publicity never seems to amaze me!!!!!
SHES NOT EVEN THAT PRETTY!!just cuz shes black doesnt mean u HAVE to give her a compliment geez MTO lets b real here.....other than that,i doubt shes ANY type of ghetto
You cant blame Toure for just reporting if indeed this quote did come from an actual person. To imply that he should not have included this quote is reporter's bias at its best and censorship at its worse. This is one (or perhaps many peoples) opinion of the First Lady. Being ghetto,acting ghetto and being FROM the ghetto are all different things. I dont think anyone in their right mind can argue that Michelle is "ghetto" as we understand this to mean. But by her own admission, she is FROM the ghetto which as she herself points out is not a bad thing. She exudes class, beauty and grace...
wow thats bad... whoever that man is he is ignorant and brainwashed but that is how rich people can be black or white, stuck up and ignorant
how in the world is a law student graduate from one of the best schools in the country......ghetto?
BLOODY CHEEK HOW DARE HER REFER TO MICHELLE AS FROM THE GHETTO JUST GOES TO SHOW THAT EVEN IF YOU ARE FROM THE GHETTO HOW FAR YOU CAN REACH SHE IS NOW LIVING IN THE WHITE HOUSE
Law students aint ghetto lmao
*** WHAT THE *** YOU THANK MOST OF US CAME FROM STR8 FROM THE MOUSE MAZE YEAH SHE PROBABLY SMELL LIKE A GOOD COCOA BUTTER LOTION AND GOT THAT PINK OIL IN HER HAIR SO WHAT IT'S ALWAYS A TOKEN *** *** DOIN SOMETHING TO BRING DOWN OUR OWN PEOPLE!
Now see I'm *** they betta get off of her!!!!!! You can leave the hood and the still wanna bring it out of you no matter where you are. I wish I could give that reporter a bytch slap in the mouth for her complete disrespect!!!!!
,.... and what have the authors of that article done that would warrant any legitimate admiration from anybody other than themselves?
I have "UPPER CLASS" Blacks because they seem to forget they are still ***.i.g.g.a.s to some people. I have them almost as much as "Hood" folk who thik that being ignant is being "Black".
Course, I am shocked white folk let "us" on Martha's Vineyard in the first place. They better watch out before they catch a case because Martha's Vineyard and Long Island are notorious for racism and hate crimes
THIS JOURNALISTS NEEDS TO GET SLAPPED.... MICHELLE KNOWS WHERE SHES IS FROM AND WHERE SHES BEEN BUT WHERE SHE IS NOW AND WHERE SHE IS GOING SAYS NOTHING ABOUT "GHETTO".. MICHELLE *** ON THAT JOURNALIST
"Should have never gave them negroes money"
They have some nerve turning their noses at the Obamas. Whatever black folks can be so f-in ignorant.
* I HATE "Upper Class" Blacks
I disagree MTO. I think Toure did a service to Black Americans to show the elitism that some black people feel when they get a little bit of dough. These blacks out there feel they are better than other blacks, even the first lady, and had dissimulated any form of black culture from their lives. Otherwise this comment wouldn't have left her lips, "She hasn’t reached out to the social community of Washington" shows this particular black feel the first lady should humble herself before the elitist blacks. They are expecting the Field Negro to come and kiss the *** of the House Negro.
I think once this "House Negro" realize how her comment sounds (in the New Yorker no less) she'll be all over the White House kissing Michelle Obama's ***. Apologizing or saying she was misquoted.
THEY ARE SOME HEATERS.
The press has to show the bad as well as the good regardless if you are the president or first lady. Freedom of speech people. We don't have to agree but we must as AMERICANS respect it.
I always thought people like this are so silly. And I know some of them. The funny thing is, while they are pretending to be so much better than "ghetto" Blacks, the White folk on the Vineyard still make sure that the Black folk stay away from them. So, the people that he interviewed for this aren't even mingling with the White folks at Martha's Vineyard. . .they are basically segregated. Sad.
Slap the journalist for me MTO. She does NOT have to reach out to the Black socialist of Washington. She IS the Black elite in Washington. Some highly educated Blacks simply don't feel the need to be extra. My dad has his Ph.D. in statistics and brings in over $500,000 annually but he acts like everyone else. He does not have to "prove" anything. Statistically speaking 92% of highly education Blackd come from working class families. Stop hating on Michelle, we know she's the bomb and the media can't say anything to take that away from her.
P.S. She is by f[SPAM]aaaaaaar the prettiest first lady I have EVER seen.
that journalist is not happy w/their self. its called HATEN!!!!! and talk about freedom of speech, they went overboard and should be repremanded f/that....
I'm gonna make a special trip to MV just to fu*k somebody up about that comment!!!! Bourgeois Beatdown coming right up!
JUST *** THE HELL UP!! WHO CARES WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT HER SHE IS STILL THE FIRST LADY*
I think Michelle said this about herself and he requoted her.
Anyway, it is not about where you are from it is how you carry yourself now. Michelle is somewhere not thinking about him.
WHO THE *** IS THESE NUGGAS TO CALL ANYONE GHETTO.....IMA B@#H SLAP THAT NUGGA I EVER SEE HIM ON THE STREETS.
LOL @ those self hating afro-saxons, they should be lucky they're even allowed 2 live on Martha's Vineyard
oh the haterz. Poor NY mag journalist thats probobally living on nothing deep in rat invested Harlem trying to shame first lady Michelle Obama. *** Please! I hope Michelle does get ghetto on your lame ***. NEXT!
It must not be too serious since the person behind that ignorant quote didn't want to be named. If you can't stand behind what you say, then sit "ya a$$ down somewhere". Was that proper enough? Good morning and have a wonderful day!
I know I am wrong but they need to gather all of the papers that went out and make a huge pile with him at the top and BLAZE his *** to ashes. Sorry it's Tuesday :(
How come when rich black men get with strippers, playboy posers, Hugh Hefner's busted ole girlfriends, nannies, there is no outcry? Prolly cause these girls 9 times outta 10 are white.
Here we have the most educated first lady ever in the white house with a squeaky clean back ground and some psuedo journalist is going to talk reckless about her? they should be ashamed.
Michelle don't let them get you down.
I'm so sick of the media bashing President Obama, his family, an his administration this really needs to stop.. However it's called freedom of speech so all you can do is accept ignorant comments and keep loving forward I just wish ppl would keep the pety side comments out of print media and television
*** that mf
And what does that make MTO for repeating the tacky a** story!!!
Who can Toure talk about? He has no class himself cause he does things for one of the most low class t.v. station's BET!!! I tell you, these little rich people think they are accepted into white America cause they live in Martha's Vineyard. They are delusional. I bet when they walk outside their house *** the white people don't speak to them they say oh Mr. Fritzgerld didn't see me waving. When they go to a resturant, they place them in the back, they say old it's too crowded in the front. When d white people yell at them in traffic, You F'ing N*gga. They say oh he You got it, go figure!
And I bet they are all Republicans too.
Oh here we go again...
Wow! How ignorant. White folks are loving this.
This creoles heffer keeps hatin on Michelle Obama and her family the low life need to find a life and get off the Obamas. the Chimp Zira comment is to ignorant to comment on. Apparently your made because white folks won't accept your behind and black folks don't need ya. How about taking your hatin behind on a long trip.
1st Toure has to be objective. Its his job, not his words. He did the right thing by getting the man's TRUE OPINION, rather than sugarcoat.
it's just an opinion, which we all have a right to
and truthfully, i believe Michelle is a CLASSY woman, but will CUT A *** IN HALF if you cross her LOL it's all in her face!!
GHETTO may have been a poor choice of words, but be serious yall. NO amount of money or position is gonna CHANGE who you truly are. they are from SOUTHSIDE!! LOL
Since when does speaking your opinion and not kissing these two *** mean you should be ashamed of yourself? So JUST BECAUSE they are "black" and he is President we *** say ANYTHING negative about them? That's the definition of SHEEPLE!
The Obamas don't have to reach out to any particular community. They are public servants. It's just like the upscale, to think that someone has to kiss their...you know what! Anyway that writer is just trying to draw attention to her peice.
Dumb *** New Yorkers! Michelle hasn't reached out to the community in Washington? What the *** planet is that chic from? Everyone one has the right to express their opinion, but some stupid *** *** get printed.
why dont ppl jus give it up? u cant find *** bout michelle bcuz u dont have *** on her. she is beautiful, smart and classy. i know its intimidating but what can you do bout it, except complain? my point exactly! stop hatin and start appreciating!
HATERS NEVER SLEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sounds like an OLD trick to start in-fighting and to increase READERSHIP...
Come on....People aren't going to fall for this obvious PR STUNT.
Like MJ said, "You want to be starting something, You got to Be STARTING Something. YEAH, YEAH....YOUR A VEGETABLE.....a vegetable!**
Why are you mad at Toure? He did what a reporter is SUPPOSED to do and painted the picture of what was really going on! Mediatakeout you all could learn from that! lol
That's the Devil talking.
Toure included the quote in the article because he probably wanted other people to read how the black high society feel about the Obama's. So he *** be ridiculed for that MTO. I understand why he did it. Not all black people feel the same way about Obama. There is a "Caste System" in this world that is not only with caucasian people. It's with black people too. And Toure wanted it to be seen...
So SMH at MTO for getting on Toure for that article. He merely quoted what was told to him...
Leave Michelle Obama alone.
I think Mrs. Obama is the epitome of grace and class. She is well educated and beautiful. She is not ghetto, but the snooty woman was stating her opinion. We don't agree or like it but people have a right to their opinions, and I doubt that Mrs. Obama cares about what they think,
She is the *** FIRST LADY, you can call her what you want!
This reporter is just ignorant. Michelle Obama and Jennifer Hudson don't come from the same neighborhood in Chicago. Jennifer Hudson is from the Englewood area, and Michelle Obama is from the South Shore area, clear across town.
they probably R, unless they're last name is Kennedy
Freedom of Speech! Sorry but a lot of Black people don't like the Obamas. I'm one of them. Michelle is ghetto.She and Barack are Not Gods.They can be criticized like anyone else.
Alright, settle down Zoey! You are correct, it is freedom of speech. I think the Obamas would actually bring some class to Martha's Vineyard!
I'll state the obvious since no one else will...
The black bourgeoisie typically are light-skinned Blacks who feel they are superior to dark-skinned Blacks. They reap the privileges of White racism because of their lighter skin color; and, at the same time, they benefit from their "Black" label through such policies such as affirmative action. This is why there needs to be a separate category for these people. The one drop rule is a hindrance to the progress of Black people because it falsely groups American Blacks as a *** racial group when that is not the case.
So their labeling of Michelle Obama as "ghetto" is no surprise. Michelle Obama is dark-skinned and Whitey's light-skinned pawns are just perturbed (*** the f.u.c.***. off) that this time they're not a Black 'first' as they historically have been... and this time, it's not something people will forget or something trivial, but something that will shape the White man's impression of Blacks for generations to come. THAT is why they're heated... Whitey won't think of a light-skinned Black women when they think of who an intelligent, well-educated, charismatic, cultured and metropolitan Black man marries. Because let's be real, Barack Obama is the only worthwhile Black man to most of them today... so he MUST know what a worthwhile Black woman is and looks like (that's how people think). This is how the upper elite base their value judgments on people's appearances.
Freedom of speech at it's worst!
If I was President, I'd turn this *** into a dictatorship so fast!! lol
Have you heard a Cuban, still residing in Cuba, say anything, anything bad about Castro? Nope.
Have you heard a North Korean say anything reckless about Kim Jong?? Nope.
I'd have your kids praising my name in their daily pledge of allegiance. "To our Dear Leader Tia..." Then *** down your internet access and say Take That, Take That.
(I'm joking, but you get my point)
WHAT'S FUNNY IS THAT WHITE PEOPLE STILL LOOK @ THOSE "HIGH SOCIETY" BLACK PEOPLE AS "GHETTO". LIKE CHRIS ROCK SAID, THE BEST OF THE BEST (JAYZ, MJB, EDDIE MURPHY) LIVE IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD BUT THEY RESIDE RIGHT NEXT TO A REGULAR "PULL YOUR TOOTH OUT" DENTIST!!! SH!T DON'T CHANGE!
@ the blondeatlantagirl
JayZ, MJB, and Eddie Murphy are wealthy but the Black bourgeoisie still look down on them as well, for obvious reasons. All they have is money... not education, class and culture. So if they believe Michelle is ghetto, then you know they must think that the aforementioned entertainers are even lower on the totem pole.
I dont like Toure any way with his *** ***. He was on BET talking *** about other famous blacks. Black people we need to stop tearing each other down. Get the hating out of your system or you will never be anything and wont go anywhere with your life like Toure. He is a mediocor journalist.
@dre7guevara LMAO but you are right....cause the Kennedy are one of the most rich Democratic families...
I can't even believe what I am reading! WTF! We are all black!! Since when is bourgeois better than ghetto! I mean we are all black! You all are worse than racist white folk! Then you wonder why racism will never end! Because it is alive and well in our own communities....light versus dark, now bourgeois versus ghetto! Please! We are still black no matter what! F-ing ignorant *** mofos! It's all BS.
this is totally off the subject.
You really need to change that pic.
Kumbayaaaa "We are all Black"... "We are all one"
Stop being delusional!
If we are all Black, then why are Black Hispanics not Black like us (in their minds)? We aren't all Black and that lie (the one drop rule) needs to be obliterated.
Skin color separates us... all 'Blacks' are not Black like me, sorry. It's just a false racist label used by Whitey to support and perpetuate their racist ideology -- that anyone with a smidgen of ***.i.g.g.e.r. in them is tainted, thus not worthy of being included in the White race. Just as a White person cannot understand my experiences, mixed race Blacks (whether it be multi-generational mixed or first-generational mixed) are no different. They reap the benefits of White racism... some will admit such... and others will think their success is because of their natural superiority over dark-skinned Blacks. Being blind to innate privileges isn't the sole ownership of Whites. The disparity that lies between Whites and Blacks can also be measured between light-skinned and dark-skinned 'Blacks.' Things are not equal, not just across races but within 'races.'
A True Uncle Tom, So Sad...
YEAH MICHELLE IS A GHETTO GIRL...A GHETTO GIRL WHO MADE IT TO THE TOP!!! SHE IS SOMEONE TO BE LOOKED UP TO BY EVERY WOMAN THAT NO MATTER YOUR SITUATION YOU CAN STILL BE THE CREAM AND RISE TO THE TOP. AND I DON'T MEAN JUST AS FIRST LADY BUT AS A WOMAN GIVING BACK TO HER COMMUNITY, HELPING CHILDREN AND THE TROOPS AND SHOWING EVERYONE THAT EDUCATION IS THE KEYS TO SUCCESS.
BET YOU A $100 THIS BLACK *** HE QUOTED IN HIS ARTICLE TOOK ENOUGH MATH CLASSES JUST TO COUNT HER HUSBAND'S MONEY. THESE WOMEN ARE ABOUT A DOLLAR BILL AND DO CHARITY LIKE REAL FOLKS DO DISHES...JUST B/C THEY HAVE TO.
Why is this reckless? This Stephan-Fetchett Coon Shuffling ***-Spouting Blackface-with-money believes what she says, the author is simply reporting it. There are actually "black people" who feel they are firmly in place better than other black people and dammit, we better respect them (LOL!). We need to know who they ar and help them down off their self-built pedestal.
This is to ExcuseMe..I feel what you have written..and some parts I agree! Things are not equal within races, and because we continue to be that way, it will never be! And I happen to be a Black Hispanic! (Puertorican) And I have experienced the same kind of racism as a Black person has! And every day I live my life, uplifting my culture, embracing my African and Indian side. Yes Black Hispanics don't want to believe that they are black, but I am not one of them. And all that justifying doesn't help. And like I said, light or dark, good hair or bad hair, we are still black to whitey!
mto PLZ! Why should he be ashamed? He didnt say it
he just bringin the way those stuck up ppl act to the light for those ppl like mto and half of these readers who dont kno anything about them
MTO, here you go again, repeating some *** someone wrote or said about the first family. I'm sure it's a lot of people, and organizations with opinions and comments out there, but at the end of the day Barack and his family will still be first. Do better!!
@ExcuseMe Say that Sista!
@Dre7 They are white at BET. Remember Viacom own the network now. A sellout BM named Don Johnson sold us out on that one!
TOURE....*** *** ASS UP AND SHOW SOME RESPECT U TAP DANCIN, CHEESIN, SAMBO!
haters everybody was not born with a silver spoon in there mouth i respect new money more than old money they really earned it not passed down from mommy and daddy
I'M TELLIN HIM TO *** UP CUZ THIS ARTICLE REPRESENTS HIS BODY OF WORK...SO ANY QUOTE IN IT BECOMES HIS..WAS THERE ANYTHING IN THE ARTICLE POINTING OUT THESE UPPITY *** AND THEIR PREDECESSORS, ALONG WITH THEIR WHITE ENABLERS, HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE DIVISIONS WITHIN TODAY'S BLACK COMMUNITIES...AGAIN...*** *** ASS UP!!
I agree with you!
BET YOU A $100 THIS BLACK *** HE QUOTED IN HIS ARTICLE TOOK ENOUGH MATH CLASSES JUST TO COUNT HER HUSBAND'S MONEY. THESE WOMEN ARE ABOUT A DOLLAR BILL AND DO CHARITY LIKE REAL FOLKS DO DISHES...JUST B/C THEY HAVE TO.
LOL, you know it.
first of all Mrs. Obama is not qhetto.
dhem dumb.*** dont even know her.
uqh they *** me off.
she is very classy and qets more respect from ppl than you do.
and there is nothinq wronq with beinq qhetto.
its just how you carry yourself.
there are many qhetto classy ladies in brooklyn.
Actually Hillary Clinton was the most educated and accomplished First Lady ever not ugly Michelle. The Obamas on vacation again. What a surprise!
I hate these Uncle Tom type peoples.......
Be good to the white man.......
I hate them folks.... looking down at there own people... they worse then the man
Toure is a flaming ***. When I see him I'mma dot his eye!!!
I'm ghetto, she's ghetto, he's ghetto, we ghetto, wouldn't you like to be ghetto too?!
*** that punk azz bytch who said that *** too! I'm sure Our First Lady Michelle Obama ain't phased by it. She might have tha broads contact info though and will block her in any of her circles. The nerve of that skank!!! I can't stand uppity *** people!
What kind of fuuckery is this?? Biitches kill me forgetting where the hell they came from. Get a lil bit of money and now all of a sudden you too good to associate yourself with someone who came from the ghetto? Like all our ancestors didn't come from the same place. Talk about self hate at it's finest. People like her that think they have class actually have none. Just quit breathing.
NO MATTER HOW MUCH MONEY YOU HAVE BLACK WOMAN... WHITE FOLKS STILL LOOK AT YOUR *** THE SAME WAY THEY LOOK AT THE POOREST AND MOST GHETTO BLACKS... YOU STILLLL A ***!!
@ Creoles... STFU. I'm tired of your silly *** comments. If you hate black people so much, biitch why are you here? STOP HATING YOURSELF! Creole people like you make me sick. Just quit breathing!
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"ONLY GHETTO NEGROES BELIEVE THAT MICHELLE OBAMA, THE CHIMP ZIRA IS POSH. OF COURSE, SHE'S GHETTO. SHE'S FROM THE SOUTHSIDE OF CHICAGO. SHE'S TACKY TOO. THE WHITE HOUSE IS INFESTED WITH FLIES. SHE NEEDS BRACES AND SHE SHOULD COMB HER CHILDREN'S HAIR EVEYDAY. IT'S SAD THAT THOSE GIRLS LOOK LIKE WELFARE CHILDREN. IN FACT, THE BOUGIES DON'T LOOK LIKE MICHELLE OBAMA and OUR CHILDREN ARE ALWAYS STYLISH."
Is that your biggest claim to your self-proclaimed 'greatness'? That your children are always "stylish"? Stylish... but tragically dumb, such as yourself? You are no better than, and echo the same mentality of, a regular ***.i.g.g.a. from the street -- more worried about material possessions & trivial physical characteristics than anything of substance. So what makes you different or 'better' than those "ghetto" people you look down upon? Reality check darling, you all are most definitely THE SAME!
FIRST OF ALL F*** TOURE'S FA**OT SELF.
SECOND SO WHAT IF SHE IS GHETTO?!!
WE NEED A TOUCH OR A SLAP OF REALISM ON CAPITOL HILL. "GHETTO" IN IT'S "GHETTONESS" CONNECTS WITH THE "REAL" PEOPLE OF THE WORLD. AND WHAT WE NEED IN THIS DAY IN AGE, IS A REAL WOMAN WHO CONNECTS WITH REAL PEOPLE. SO F*CK'EM ALL I SAY!!
smh y do sum black folk hate 2 see otha ppl of their race do well? Its sad we always gotta bring each otha down when we do something great
Actually the CEO of BET is a black women, and second of all BOB Johnson(not Don) sold it to Viacom which is a publically owned company (not a white owned one).
fugg all the bit#* azz haters im from the same place yall claming mrs obama from and jennifer hudson that is englewood district on the south side of chicago i know j-hudson from englewood cause she grew up right around the corner but i thought mrs obama was from woodlawn still on south side and still ghetto but who cares? all the more to honor her so fugg these stupid azz moron uncle toms and mammys!!
Michelle Obama is a perfect example of a Phenomenal Woman. She knows where her beauty lies, she doesn't need confirmation from any of you haters. I think some of you jealous because at 40 plus years old her body looks better than that of the thing you lay next to at ***.
It’s not surprising the Obamas have not “reached out” to the “black elite”. The Obamas are very intelligent, integritous and humble people, with impeccable character. Most significantly, they’re Christians that understand the importance of not “looking down on”, or “turning their noses up” at people. Hence, the fact they don’t give much credence to the arrogance and/or ignorance of the “black elite” is expected and fitting.
There is a book that chronicles the African American “elite”, entitled Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class by Lawrence Otis Graham. To be cont’d…
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"Actually Hillary Clinton was the most educated and accomplished First Lady ever not ugly Michelle. The Obamas on vacation again. What a surprise!"
Hillary Clinton - Educational Background:
Wellesley College (Poli Sci major)
Yale Law School
Michelle Obama - Educational Background:
Princeton University (Sociology major)
Harvard Law School
So I ask you, how is Hillary Clinton "the most educated First Lady"?
As far as most accomplished... Hillary is a little more than 16 yrs older than Michelle. Not only that, Michelle has to overcome her race when Hillary does not. Give Michelle time instead of tearing her down before she even has gotten a good foot in the door!
Although the featured families and/or individuals in “Our Kind of People” view themselves as the “successful” element of the race, their lack of moral and ethical values, beliefs and substance are very clear and unfortunate. Their exclusivity and nastiness are traits many truly Christian (These same people that act this way towards the “least of their brethren” are avid churchgoers, primarily of the Episcopalian denomination, that is!) and educated African Americans strive hard to avoid and not share with our own children. To be cont’d…
The “black elite” view uneducated and/or not as “privileged” African Americans as an embarrassment and ignorant, however, they’re one of the segments of the community which we are most ashamed. It is clear they don’t realize just how silly and undesirable they are. Majority of them are probably very unhappy, despite their “success”. When worldly values and separatism, not Godly love, are emphasized, destruction, disorder and disarray are inevitably the governing standards. Ultimately, I really feel sorry for the “black elite”. I pray God delivers them from their ignorance. To be cont’d…
As for the Obamas, if they choose to interact with the “black elite”, maybe, it will be in an effort to expose these people to virtue and character, since the Obamas are the quintessential example of CLASS.
A dame shame...SMH
Yall better leave big shell alone, she gonna put one of you *** in the full nelson.
While this article is pointless... This information is fictitious. Get your facts straight...
Nobody is thinking about Toure's *** ass anyway. Let that puddy think what he wants. Just because he think it, doesn't make it true. *** him!
she is a classy lady
f*ck whoever published that article
Personally, I can't think of how a person would be ghetto just because they're from the south side of Chicago and they haven't reached out to there city? That doesn't qualify her in any form as being a "ghetto girl". H*ll, I live in what many would consider "the hood" and I can bet everyone on here that nobody thinks that about me when I go somewhere (unless they have not heard me speak). Why is it that black people keep coming at the Obama's? They are the ideal couple! Another thing, it upsets me to know that this is coming from another BLACK WOMAN! Seriously!
There is nothing ghetto about that brilliant woman. She is fabulous and she knows it, but she also knows that is blessed. You can't not helped where you were raised but you can get out of any situation if you use your head.
SMH, Thats a disgrace just how ignorant and jealous some African Americans are of The Obama family. It seem like white people have been welcoming towards our new first family than some of these resentful negroes.Toure need to *** up and accept the fact that President Barack and First Lady Michelle are here and they deserve our respect.
These are the hits that hurt, you expect this from some white people, but when it's your own people....
she dont got time for ppl *** ***.they are call haters cuz they dont have obama
when some people make it they hate to be identified whith the ones who dont make it.
so when you have made it and you keep a connection to those who have not made it you are labled as a sympathizer and not worthy.
its like 2 black men in a room full of whites and they refuse to acknkowledge each other they have lost that connection.
i see that kind of behavior on this site by the same ones who are upset by it.
p.s michelle is the bomb
Ghetto????? I'd love to join her circle. I like what the above poster said about being Christian and humble.I have associates who are apart of the so called "black elite" and they are some of the phoniest people you ever want to meet. They have no clue as to who they are as people and only define themselves by money. I also have a friend who's worth more than 50 million dollars and owns mansions in 3 states. She rarely associates with the so called Black elite becuz she feels she has nothing to prove. If MICHELLE OBAMA choses to be a people person(associates w/ everyone) why knock her.
P.S. I love you Michelle. You represent not only Black women but ALL women well.
yes...I support her...she's my favorite actress..I saw her blog on"~~B l a c *** W h i t e l o v i *** g.c O m~~"u should read it~ and know more about her
it's only fair to note that he was quoating someone else, but...
ghetto or not, the first lady is a very highly educated/accomplised/polished woman.
she beat all odds/obstacles to get to where she is today. granted, she wasn't born with a silver spoon in her mouth but see how she turned out. so what is the point of this article again???
@ ExcuseMe, you bring such knowledge. i enjoyed reading your post.
@ExcuseMe, best comment here
Take a look at the picture that represents YOU,!!! Are we suppose to believe YOU are the most classy person around?! I think, NOT! Please go somewhere and buy yourself some sense because you clearly have none to even get out here and make your statements with a piture of this nature to REPRESENT YOU.
Well put, well put!!
Toure aint nothing but a flaming azz f*ggot who couldnt even keep a job as a tv entertainment jounelist on TVOne. he aint ***. n*gga always tryna make a name for himself talkin a buncha ***. thats why his azz is still struggling to make it. no talent azz ***.
Duke is a SON OF A B**CH!!!!! He's so uppitty that he's obviously forgotten that, no matter what he has, or what status he's attained, he's black first!!! Just like OJ, until the judicial systems got his *** in a sling, he totally forgot that he was black. As soon as OJ got in trouble, he reached out to the black community, on his knees. Toure and that stink a** b**ch that said that sh*t both have issues!!! I want see what either of them do if they ever get caught up in some sh*t. And they can never say never, look @ Bernie Madeoff!!! He thought he'd never get caught up. HA HA MOTHERF**KER!
Back in the early 20th century, most cities had their enclave of so called black elites. The black elite of Martha’s Vineyard are just some sad steam-pleated hold-outs defiantly hanging on to a long past illusion whilst occupying the ghetto part of Martha's Vineyard.
These sad folks with their fake leather blinders cannot even realize that when some developer get hold of their land and they are all but forgotten, Michelle will still be spoken about as the first African american first lady of the USA.
WOW, MESSED UP! THEY NEED TO CHILL *** LET THEM LEAD THE COUNTRY... "THE FIRST FAMILY IS BLACK!"
Again, I echo the recent comments re: the Obamas and their natural and demonstrated CLASS. The "black elite" really need to find God FOR REAL. What's most unfortunate is they're continuing to indoctrinate future generations w/ their "classism/upper class" ignorance. They're no better than individuals that condition their children with a violent mentality. Two extremes of disgrace and ignorance. What crabs!
She is so pretty and graceful!...they better recognise!! Pure hate darkens the soul..they know this woman is the business.
DO you want to know more about her?I viewed her lastest information at I *** t e r R a c i a l L o v i *** g .c O m where you can find me and many handsome black and white men, where I'm waitting for my right girl.
THE WHITE HOUSE IS SO INFESTED WITH FLIES THAT THE
PRESIDENT HAD TO kill A FLY DURING AN INTERVIEW. IT WASN'T INFESTED WITH FLIES WHEN THE BUSHES OR CLINTONS LIVED THERE. MICHELLE IS A NASTY GHETTO CHICK. MALIA'S HAIR IS NAPPY AND UNCOMBED. THERE'S DOG SH*T ON THE FLOORS. only ghetto negroes think this chimp is positive role model.
I like Michelle Obama and all, but I don't let my fondness for Michelle obscure reality. Hillary was around Michelle's age by the time Bill become POTUS, and by then, she had a much longer resume, made partner at her law firm, got a Presidentially appointed position in the Carter administration (before Bill was governor), worked on the Nixon impeachment proceedings, etc. Michelle, well, not so much. I know Hillary made law review at Yale. Did Michelle at Harvard? Hillary probably would've gone to Princeton, had they been admitting women at the time, but Princeton didn't admit women until 1969 (I think). By then, Hillary was graduating #1 at Wellesley, which back then, was the best college a women could attend. There isn't a doubt in my mind that Hillary would have been just as successful at Princeton had she attended. When you think about it, Obama's social secretary, what's her name, Desiree, has accomplished more than Michelle, and she's black. The same could be said for hordes of black women with Michelle's degrees. So it's not always about race. Yes, white privilege has aided Hillary in getting where she is today, but at the same time, the reason why Michelle hasn't accomplished as much and probably will never accomplish as much as Hillary may just be because Michelle isn't as ambitious or clever. And there's nothing wrong with that.
Okay, let me get this straight... the Obamas are being attacked now because they're NOT snobby??
They just can't win.
First of all BEING ghetto and being BORN IN THE GHETTO are two completely different things. Just because you are born somewhere doesn't mean you have to act like the people around you. I can't see Michelle smacking her gum, talking loud, *** at ten, jumpin on girls and then making a wonderful transformation into the elegant classy ivy league grad that she is - let alone being the first lady...blacks uppity and ignorant never cease to amaze me...smh we'll never get anywhere
Michelle did not run for the position that her husband ran for so it's okay that she has not done all ot the things that Bill's wife has. They may have just had different goals. She seems to have done enough to hold her own but also is very involved with things that matter to her heart. There is no blue print for a president's wife.
"Michelle did not run for the position that her husband ran for so it's okay that she has not done all ot the things that Bill's wife has. They may have just had different goals. She seems to have done enough to hold her own but also is very involved with things that matter to her heart. There is no blue print for a president's wife."
If she's a ghetto girl, then that makes me love her more.
Okay, I wonder about this one(creoles)......lol
If the Pres. married a white lady the kids would look better. They are cute but they would have good hair without naps.
Don't kill the messenger. Toure was simply doing his job as a reporter.
My goodness, this is not the first negative quote that we have heard about Michelle Obama. In fact, there have been journalist who directly attacked the first lady.
It appears he was interviewing residents of Martha's Vineyard to get their take on the President's visit to the island. A good journalist presents different perspectives on an issue which in no way means he agrees with them.
TO BAD THIS WHITE WORLD DON'T TAKE BLACK JOURNALIST SERIOUS ANYWAYS....HA!...SAD BUT TRUE..IN THIS CASE...GOOD!!
I wouldn't describe Toure as a black journalist. He's more like an TV personality. He doesn't have any credentials as a journalist. He is and always has been a coon. He's also a sell-out - married a white woman a few years ago. And New York magazine has always been incredibly racist.
If Michelle cared about what people said about her, she wouldn't be who and where she is. People gonna talk. That's life. Fcuk 'em.
Ah ppl writin a *** paragraph again... Sme it up! WE ALL KNW SHE NT GHETTO.
you can see it in her eyes, she's really ghetto... lol
@ da great one
Um . . . that downtown Little Rock firm was the, whiteshoe, Rose Law Firm. What part of Hillary was getting Presidentially appointed positions and served on the Watergate committee before Bill was ever elected Governor, didn't you get, or did Bill somehow have a hand in that too? Get it right. Hillary joined the Rose Firm before Bill was elected governor, and of course she got the job after she married Bill. Why the hell else would she have even been in Arkansas had she not been married to Bill. The only thing that would have kept Hillary out of the firm was an extra X chromosome, not because she wasn't qualified. Regardless of whether or not Bill's being elected governor had something to do with Hill being made partner, Hillary was probably the only partner at Rose that could boast her credentials (Watergate/ Carter Administration Legal Defense Fund head, etc.), and she was a woman. Her initial political connections came about because of her own design. She put herself on the political map with her valedictory speech at Wellesley. In theory, Michelle would have had a network similar to Hillary's given where they went to school, but Michelle utilized it differently.
Yeah, I love how my comparisons are apples and oranges when you don't have answers to my questions. Now, I think Michelle dresses way better than Hillary, and Michelle has been very successful, but, I'd love to know what criteria you're using to determine who's brighter and more ambitious. I was using silly things like resumes, class rank, editing law review, career milestones. You know, stupid stuff like that.
pure ignoranceee . fcuk em michelle . with great power comes great HATEEE ; )
What are you trying to prove?I'm sorry but just because someone goes to Harvard doesn't make them more educated or accomplished than anyone else. There are other great schools out there that may not be as "prestigious or expensive". Michelle never did anything with her law degree. Hillary Clinton DID! And she was around Michelle's age when Clinton was elected. Also Hillary is so badazz that she ran for President and forced Obama to make her the Secretary of State.
Hillary Clinton is clearly more accomplished than Michelle the gardener. I respect Hillary way more.
BTW, Hillary Clinton is much more accomplished than Barack Obama. Who really has very little political experience and NO Executive experience. Clinton would have fixed the economy by now. Obama has made it a more of a mess. I swear that idiot has no idea what he's doing. I loathe the Obama administration and I'm sick of fake *** fashion model Michelle.
I agree with the folks in the Hamptoms. All the Obamas do is use skin color to get over. NOT IMPRESSED!
One more reason that I hate Boule Negroes. Send their uptight *** to an island and blow it up!
Even with Hillary Clinton's "prestige" and "accomplishments", she did not receive the Democratic nomination, and is therefore, not the 44th President of the United States.
And, even Hillary Clinton would not be as naive to say she would have "fixed" the economy or solved any of the other crises facing our society today in such a *** amount of time.
President Obama has not only shown intellectual savvy and superb strategy in this *** amount of time, he's, most signicantly, shown us he's a brilliant multi-tasker: He's already demonstrated commendable progress by taking proactive and affirmative actions, both domestically and internationally, while at the same time cleaning up and countering the previous administration's eight years of damage and destruction.
Most impressively, President Obama is leading the free world, while still focusing on the well-being of his family and those of others.
So, for all of those persons still refusing to accept that President Obama is INDEED just that-PRESIDENT-"face the music", be patriotic, and personally work to make this country and world a better place for everyone.
It's time to "get unstuck", and stop focusing on what could have, should have and would have been, because IT'S NOT, and apparently, majority of the country didn't/don't agree w/ you. Get on the winning team!
With all due respect to Hillary Clinton, with all of her credentials, experience and connections, allegedly over President Obama, that is, doesn't that appear to make her loss to him even greater and more devastating? Hmm...Food for thought...
Well, at least he did ALLOW her to be a part of his Cabinet. What a team player!
she hating, just because you grow up in a certain spot that don't mean you are how everyone around you are...it's called INDIVIDUALITY
I said I'd never travel back to Martha's Vineyard. Oaks Bluff is the Black part of MV and believe me, they are the snootiest ***.i.g.g.e.r.s around. Now, I was hated on because my family supposedly 'had money'. I'm just happy that I was never taught to look down at someone because they don't have what I have. I'm glad my parent's taught me to have character.
@ stormy-zoey....*** your hatin *** up...stop hatin on my president bcuz you sound really dumb.He is fixing the mess that white *** bush has created..He's doing a superb job to me...oh yeah "My President is BLACK"...*** the *** up and deal with it!!!!!!
Shes not ghetto, but so what if she was? A girl from the ghetto cant live in the white house or something? So Stupid!
Hello*kitty thanx 4 address'*** that b$&chick stormy..hoe just don't know how to give a girl her props..so what if she ghetto ..uncle tom..
I'm not going to call out any names..but how in the world can anyone fix something that took over 8+ yrs to mess up..ehhhhhh NO! Just doesn't add up! The mess that was left for our president ( and it could of been any president) to fix will take..well he will be out of office..cuz trust..thats how messed up things have been looonnnggg before him..*** lone before Bill if u wanna get technical!
Bourgeois blacks infuriate me .... almost as bad as racist whites.
Born in in the ghetto and might be a little bit ghetto but for the most part know how to carry myself and you'd be hard pressed to find too many people smarter than people like me or the Obamas ..... if Michelle was a little ghetto so what it doesn't make her completely classless, or stupid or inferior. Part of me wants to smack fire out of snobs but I control the urge because the other part wants to open their knobs. And is anyone home in these black snobs HEADS?! .....
Very rich or dirt poor when it comes down to it to some of these OTHER people out here (non-black) you are still a word that rhymes with bigger but begins with an ***.