Ignorance Begets Arrogance

Michelle Obama in a recent discussion explained that even she, as First Lady, suffered from racism.

She related the following story to support her assertion:

“I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn’t anything new.”

Mrs. O, did it not occur to you that the woman asked for your help because you are 5' 11" tall and the woman couldn't reach the shelf?

If you were intimating that she mistook you for an employee of Target, is that a bad thing? Is that a racist thing? More to the point no employee of Target would be allowed to dress as were you. You were dressed the same as the typical shopper.

Or, was your assertion that because you are black, the woman assumed that you were a servant?

Did it ever occur to you that the woman was treating you as a fellow human being who might offer a stranger a helping hand?

I guess not.

Consider this, Mrs. O, had this woman been a TRUE racist the following could have happened:

1) She would not want to touch anything that you had touched and, therefore, would never have asked for your help.

2) She could have inquired as to why you were running loose without the organ grinder.

Of course she did neither of those things. She apparently assumed you were a well meaning, fellow human being.

No, Mrs. O, she was not the racist; another was the racist. Want to know who? (Hint: got a mirror?)

If you, personally, do not feel ashamed for your innate racist assumptions, please have the common decency to not bring disrespect upon the presidency and your position as First Lady.

It seems that you are not the only female working at the White House who harbors racist assumptions.

Back in 2011, Obama’s top adviser, Valerie Jarrett, mistook a four-star general for a waiter during a fancy dinner hosted by the Alfalfa Club. According to a Daily Caller source, as the general walked by Jarrett’s table, she signaled to him that she wanted more libation.

“I’d like another glass of wine,” she reportedly said.

Like a gentleman, the career military man didn’t make a fuss of the matter, according to the source.

“The guy dutifully went up and got her a glass of wine, and then came back and gave it to her and took a seat at the table,” the source said. “Everyone is in tuxedos and gowns at this thing, but the military people are in full dress uniform.”

Now THAT is operating with a racist, entitlement assumption.

The degree of ignorance and arrogance of this administration is mind altering.