Sasha Obama is doing what typical teenagers do, and it’s driving conservatives crazy. By now you’ve heard that the youngest Obama is spending a week learning what it’s like to be a typical American with a typical job. It’s something most people try to have their children do, many with little success.
So what’s their beef? Do they not think a sitting president’s daughter should take a job running a cash register? Are they upset that she’s in danger being out in the open like that? Are they upset because she probably got the job with little effort?
Nah. They’re mad because she’s black. They’re mad as hell. They want her to fall into their stereotype of black people who sit home and have babies with no father collecting welfare. They want people to believe that it doesn’t matter that she’s the daughter of the President of the United States; she has dark skin, therefore she’s inferior.
How do they convey their hate and rage? The first method is obvious: They complain about all the money they’re paying for that Secret Service detail:
This guy is some real-world analyst, isn’t he? According to this idiot, Sasha learning a thing or two about how things really are is in some way pointless because her father is president. It’s all just a waste of taxpayer dollars. What he fails to understand is that the protection Sasha receives is there regardless of what she’s doing, because the daughter of a president would make a good bargaining chip for hostile enemies of the state.
The comment came from that included an unfortunate title about Sasha being punished and utilized the word “slave.” That went and set of the miscreants who believe anytime you talk about slaves and black people, you have to give a warped version of history or bring up the Irish:
The gist of that conversation is always the same: There is no such thing as racism because not all slaves were black and black people also owned slaves, making slavery OK. It’s a brilliant deduction from people who have “read a book” on the subject. Ever notice the book is never sourced?
Then, of course, there’s the pure speculation Radar made to imply that Sasha was being “punished” while Malia is off “twerking.” Yes, that’s very clever. She went to Lollapalooza. Hilarious. It makes no difference that Malia will be interning for the Ambassador of Spain or that she got into Harvard, she’s black dontcha know.
The racism, criticism and comparative idiocy began:
Aren’t they classy? Fortunately for Sasha — and her sister — the agony of being under the microscope of racists will be over soon enough.
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