Have You No Shame White People ?

The image above is the latest attack on Flotus Michelle Obama. We think it stinks. Why put Mrs. Obama in the position of Marie Antoinette ?

She has done nothing to be compared to the former french first lady.  For Us, The racism is intensified when the retouch artist added in their own conceptions of Mrs. Obama and her connection to the world today.

The racist image transplants the first lady’s face and hue onto the image of the French queen and adds a big, black and muscular arm to boot. The doctored image also changes the position of the right hand, with the image of Michelle Obama pointing at the globe, whereas the painting of Marie Antoinette has her hand resting on the globe.

We think that there are much more appropriate jabs to be taken, and this isn’t one of them.  In Fact looking at the recent news headlines we choose to ask what about the statements made by Newt Gingrich last week about Food Stamps ?

Talk about let them eat cake..

Newt Gingrich: Black People Need to Get Off Welfare

January 5, 2012

newt gingrich tells black people to get off of welfareby Dr. Boyce Watkins

“I will go to the NAACP convention and explain to the African-American community why they should demand paychecks instead of food stamps,” said Newt Gingrich at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire.

This is just the latest in a series of insulting comments being made by GOP hopefuls, who seem confused about the fact that they can’t get the African American vote.  Just a week ago, another GOP candidate, Rick Santorum, characterized black people as being on welfare during a visit to Iowa, of all places.

I’m not sure where Gingrich is getting his perception of the black experience in America.  I’ve never asked for a welfare check in my life, and neither have most of my friends.  My mother and I received public assistance when I was a baby, primarily because we needed it in order to survive.  But Gingrich, being the “good Christian liar and adulterer” that he is, would have been just as happy if my mother and I had died on the street.

The Republican Party is amazing in their inability to move forward in race relations.  They’ve consistently sought out the black vote, but only on their terms.  They get a handful of brave African Americans who are willing to extend an olive branch (after being ignored by the Democrats), and end up testing the limits of this relationship with one insult after another.  A consistent onslaught of racially-offensive rhetoric is a reminder that many of the leaders in the Republican Party grew up during a time when it wasn’t necessary to show respect to people of color.

Gingrich was born in 1943.  The chubby, entitled little kid didn’t even have to share a bathroom with black people until he was in graduate school.  He cut his political teeth in Georgia, a state that has no problem incarcerating black men at holocaust proportions, killing black men (Troy Davis) who didn’t commit any crime, and telling black political leaders (President Obama) that they must prove their citizenship in order to run for president.  In other words, we need to start calling Gingrich, Santorum and others what they are: Good old-fashioned American bigots.  These men have already outlived their relevance in our society, and our country will be better when they have left the earth for the afterlife (no, I don’t condone killing them – mother nature will handle that soon enough).

I have no idea why Newt Gingrich is going to insult the NAACP by making an appearance.  There is nothing productive to gain by having him come to a venue full of African Americans only to speak down at them.  He is not coming to speak with an open heart or mind, and only plans to give political orders, not take them.  NAACP members should boycott Gingrich’s speech – you don’t have to accommodate to a man who does not respect you.

Dr Boyce Thank You

There is no reason for Newt to think that his privileged point of view represents the reality that is America. He has made a special place within his mind where he has trapped his perceptions and made everyone a prisoner. Newt is the stereotypical white republican. He doesn’t understand what has to be done and basically doesn’t care unless it has a connection to his issues.

With that said we think that America is tired of the old dead horse beaters and needs a new fresh point of view. People of Color have for too long been buried beneath these mythmakers. It’s well time that this is the end of a dead point of view. There always will be more caucasian people on social welfare programs than people of color. Mainly because the programs to assist the poor are geared around simple needs, such as school lunch programs. We think that Newt doesn’t get it because he has never been one of those regular americans. Until he has lunch with his homies in the school cafeteria, he won’t get it. We think that congress, the senate and the republicans should hold their next functions in an inner city school cafeteria; mostly so that they can finally see what America looks like now.

Until then, they will just continue to push their old fairy tales of people eating cake.

Hey Newt – Why Don’t You Eat Shit,

Racist Image of Michelle Obama Was Based on Marie Antoinette

A racist image of First Lady Michelle Obama that surfaced on a right wing blog appears to be a based on a portrait of Marie Antoinette by Jean-Baptiste André Gautier-Dagoty.

The racist image transplants the first lady’s face and hue onto the image of the French queen and adds a big, black and muscular arm to boot. The doctored image also changes the position of the right hand, with the image of Michelle Obama pointing at the globe, whereas the painting of Marie Antoinette has her hand resting on the globe.

The image of the redone painting initially appeared on the right wing blog Gateway Pundit, and was joined with a clip of the first lady’s recent appearance on the Nickelodeon show iCarly, where a cast member jokingly referred to the first lady as “your excellency”, to which the script has the  first lady reply, “I kinda like it”.