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Grace and beauty???

I think lazy is probably the best word to describe her.

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Though unfortunate but I think no first lady in the last couple of years has exposed her body the way this one does. I think she should take a cur from the past. What is our First lady trying to show bare bodied appearance in state function is just not proper.

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You seem to have overlooked the fact that Bush comes from a powerful white elite background whereas the Obama's come from a (generally) socially excluded minority ethnic group.

Comparing a white man to a chimpanzee does not have anywhere near the connotations that comparing a black person has to a monkey. Historically black people have been compared to monkeys as a mechanism of oppression. If you guys really cannot see the difference I fear for the future of your country.

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@ Non White American. The George Bush mock up monkey picture was offensive too I agree.

I understand what you are saying but as far as I know caucasian people have never been compared to monkeys whereas historically black people always have (no matter our level of intelligence)...there lies the difference.

I live in the UK but still what I don't get is where has our respect for leaders and their families gone, irrespective of race?

Google have the power to remove the picture, though they choose not to.

That sends a huge message to the world that it's not that bad. If the president's wife can be subjected to so much hate and no one cares (all they can say is sorry), then what chance do ordinary black women (like myself) have in their professional and social lives?

True equality? Not in this lifetime. Until people with power (i.e. Google) can stand up for what is right and not hide behind freedom of innformation/speech etc, we will never have true equality or freedom.

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But have I missed something here? erm which foto of the several is everyone talking about?

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No one complained about the George W Bush pics that compared him to a chimpanzee - search Google for an image of GW and you'll see the monkey shot on the first page. Search under George Bush Monkey and you get hundreds. I hope in my lifetime I will see true equality as well, except my vision extends to how we treat white people as well.

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SMH...the fact that someone took time to even make that speaks volumes about how far we have yet to go in this country. I hope in my lifetime I will see true equality.




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