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Race, gender, and Michelle Obama's legacy

The first lady has found ways to explode racist and sexist images that were hurled at her in 2008.
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NY Times Celebrates Michelle Obama Fired Up About Leftist 'Race, Gender and Class' in Graduation Talks

US Politics / Conservative : NewsBusters

As Obama’s final term dwindles down, New York Times reporter Gardiner Harris made a celebratory defense of First Lady Michelle Obama’s supposedly newfound political voice on Monday: “Addressing Graduates, First Lady Speaks Out.” The...

Was Google right not to remove racist image of Michelle Obama?

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I heard about this yesterday. The Guardian has a story on it. What do you think?A racist image of Michelle Obama which depicts the first lady with monkey features has sparked controversy. The picture, which is currently the top sear...

Right Wing Media Incites Hatred of Michelle Obama

Politics / US Politics : Little Green Footballs

As we noted yesterday, the Twitter topic started by First Lady Michelle Obama to discuss her fitness campaigns, #AskFLOTUS, was absolutely swarmed by conservatives tweeting horrifically hateful, sexist and racist "questions." The de...

Google Upset by Racist Michelle Obama Image

US Politics / Liberal : Drudge Retort Weblog

An offensive image of First Lady Michelle Obama photo-edited to resemble a monkey has turned up first on Google Image searches for her name, prompting the search engine giant to take out an ad distancing itself from the racist depic...

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Issues & Causes / Feminism : Shakesville

I am frequently in awe of Michelle Obama's integrity, intelligence, and humor, which she wields so brilliantly against the racist, sexist hate that gets hurled at her every day. I also like the classic Wonder Woman, who so frequentl...


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