Michelle Obama once again threatened white fragility by mentioning slavery during an interview at the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
President Barack Obama and his wife visited the museum ahead of its opening this weekend and gave an interview there with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, who asked the First Lady about her remarks at the Democratic National Convention about slaves helping to build the White House.
She reflected on the gains black Americans have made since the civil rights era, when she and her husband were small children, and said she was amazed to have witnessed so much of that history.
“One of the many things that struck me was that so much of what has happened, and is represented in this museum, has happened in our lifetime,” Obama said. “When you think about the fact that my great-great-grandfather was a slave, and today I live in the White House, that progress is huge and it’s fast.”
That progress has maybe been a little too huge and too fast for some Americans, who were unable to tolerate the racial stress that Obama triggered by mentioning slavery and racism.
They lodged their complaints on Twitter, where ABC News posted a video excerpt highlighting the First Lady’s remarks — and accused her and her husband of being the real racists for daring to mention race.
— ABC News (@ABC) September 23, 2016
@ABC And we can thank the Republican Party for that. It certainly wasn't the Democrats.
— Bev Cross (@BevCross1) September 23, 2016
— Frank Vela (@fvelalazo) September 23, 2016
@ABC But, you keep the narrative going that all white people, except Clintons, are racist.
— Deporable & watsit2u (@thumbug) September 23, 2016
@ABC The country is more racist than ever since The Obamas entered the White House. They have a bitter resentment for White People
— Mike Van Patten (@MikeVanPatten4) September 23, 2016
@ABC So why are the democrats trying to send race relations back to the sixties?
— Deplorable Voter (@Antone18) September 23, 2016
@ABC in other words, we would be a "post-racial society" if not for Democratic race-baiting.
— Thomas Jefferson (@thomasjeffrson) September 23, 2016
@ABC Keep driving racial segregation down our throats, ABC. These types of post should sure give you more "peaceful" protest to cover.
— Ashton Allen (@Asherzz09) September 23, 2016
@ABC Oh shit. My great great grandmother was an indentured servant. Same thing as a slave, only they didnt housed or fed.
— Keke Juana (@kinkyk1019) September 23, 2016
@ABC tell me about it love I'm still having nightmares about the Vikings , won't mention the Normans
— michael osullivan (@buckle842) September 23, 2016
In history, we learn in southern states, 50% of slave owners was African Americans! Gov divides us using race. Unite as Americans!
— KC57 (@kc57hd69) September 23, 2016
@ABC does that means yo are now proud to be an American and by the way black sold blacks into slavery
— rgh (@rghhappy) September 23, 2016
@ABC My Great Grandfather was a dirt poor farmer! What does that get me? BS on all of this! I have two beautiful daughters too!
— Jerry Chandler (@Casper30214) September 23, 2016
— Jane callaway (@janeewc) September 23, 2016
— Conservative Hope (@conserve_hope) September 23, 2016