From Talking Points Memo:
A First Lady Teaching Young Kids A Lesson Makes Her "Trash" In The White House...?
March 23, 2009, 4:20PM
Yeah, I'm confused by this too.
In most of my posts, I'm either really worried about something or amazed at the ignorance of others. Today, I bring you Tammy Bruce, who must be at least a sophomore in the Ann Coulter School of Bigotry. I knew Bruce was kinda nuts, but clearly she's aced Coulter's introductory classes.
Now that we have a President of African-American descent, you will hear more and more from the right wing that racism in America is effectively over: no need for minority scholarships or affirmative action, no history behind the current gap in wealth between whites and blacks, and all barriers are broken since whites and blacks work together in harmony from 9-5 Monday-Friday. I mean, the fact that people still mostly stick with their own race on weekends doesn't matter that much, right?
Enter Bruce, who apparently doesn't get what talking "like a white girl" means in Michelle Obama's eyes, but then accuses her of talking in a "weird accent" later (which as a black person, even I can barely detect and don't really think what she said is weird). Apparently, teaching young black kids (likely black anyway) a lesson is trashy and patronizing:
Man, oh, man. That's who he's married to, what does that tell you? This is what we've got -- you know what we've got? We've got trash in the White House. Trash is a, is a thing that is color blind, it can cross all eco -- ecosocionomic kind of categories, you can work on Wall Street or work at the Wal-Mart. Trash are people who use other people to get things, who patronize others, who consider you bitter and clingy.Eco-socionomic categories, huh? With that vocabulary, Ms. Bruce, I'm surprised you're that high on the eco-socionomic ladder.
Black Voices: Tammy Bruce Calls the First Family "Trash in the White House'
Huffington Post (Earl Ofari Hutchinson): When Trash (Tammy Bruce) Trashes Class Dump it in the Garbage Heap
Mother Jones: "Trash" Is the New N Word