You would have thought that she had taken the last piece of chicken at the barbecue or had stepped on someone’s bad toe from the reaction that Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic Presidential candidate, Senator Barack Obama, received after having made some remarks about the well known, seldom discussed black inferiority complex.
Her remarks, which were made during a recent MSNBC interview, elicited, many an, “Oh no she didn’t” from members of the black middle and upper classes.
I agree with Michelle Obama’s contention that many blacks fear that they aren’t good enough and feel that whites possess some supernatural advantage. These brethren give up before they begin or reach for the lower rungs of the ladder because they are plagued by the belief that “they (read: the white man) won’t give a n**ger a chance.”
This mental health challenge (yes, I said it.) does more to keep blacks from reaching farther, climbing higher, than institutional racism ever could.
“Obama’s Color Line” – NY Times