Tuesday, January 31, 2012
One angry black woman ...
... can either save your life or make it hell. I truly believe that. Am I romanticising the stereotype for my own selfish, short-sighted ends? Possibly. But bear with me.
I recently read an article where Michelle Obama had to defend herself against a malicious book that said that she regularly had tiffs with her husband's staff. Pause for a moment while I roll my eyes, then try to get them unstuck from the back of my head. So, for Hilary Clinton, she's a politician in her own right who is trying to positively affect change. But for Michelle, any interaction and/or disagreement with the President's staff is all about her being an angry black woman, huh? Big long, wet steups. You hear me ... kiss meh teet!
Damn right she should be angry. You look at this calm, beautiful, confident, sophisticated black woman and because she ALLEGEDLY disagreed with some white men, you dismiss her as 'angry' 'black' and female? If I had that racist, sexist, apeshit thinking around me 24/7, I would be angry too. I getting angry just writing about it. She denied all these allegations by the way. She eh angry; she's a better woman than I am.
I've heard people say that black women have a right to be angry, and we do. But we also have a right to be HAPPY: smart and confident, healthy and proud of it, in love with a loving, ambitious, smart and dedicated husband and father of our children, a caring mother ... WE HAVE A RIGHT TO BE ALL THAT AND A BAG OF CHIPS!. And anybody who sees that happiness and goes looking for discord just to make a book sell is unhappy and will remain so until they get a clue:
"I've just gotten in the habit of not reading other people's impressions of people. There will always be people who don't like me. You don’t worry about the people who don’t like you." - Michelle Obama. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2085106/Michelle-Obama-tired-painted-angry-black-woman.html#ixzz1l5z0Jy8f