We have to stop calling black women angry
We immediately go there. A black man being enticed, lured, and put into a trance by a white blonde while his black wife/woman fumes and prepares to fight for what’s hers. Yes, the same storyline from the movie “Undercover Brother” is now being applied to the President of the United States and Michelle Obama.
I have enjoyed reading the online comments as much as anyone. Many should be taken as good-natured, and some are creative and downright funny. But, it’s not funny in the least bit that even the first lady isn’t immune from this narrative. Once again, she’s being cast (by the media and on social media) as the angry black woman. But this time, the narrative comes with an added racial component regarding why she’s angry: even a black woman as polished, accomplished, educated, confident, and impressive as Michelle Obama has to protect her house when the Danish Denise Richards shows up.
We have no idea what was going on in Michelle Obama’s mind at the time those pictures were taken. We have no idea of the context and what the interaction was like between all of them. But, short of those answers, what does it say that, even when talking about this country’s first couple, we immediately revert to old storylines about black men, the black women who love us, and the white women in the next seat?