MSNBC: Focus On Obama's Selfie A "Confluence Of Racist And Sexist Stereotypes"


IRIN CARMON, MSNBC: Well, I think people are reading a lot into a photo that captured a particular moment. If you look at other moments, Michelle Obama, who was accused of looking jealously at the Danish Prime Minister is smiling and laughing. This is a big tempest in a tea pot and it's a confluence of racist and sexist stereotypes as if Michelle is this angry black woman, as if President Obama is this oversexed black man who every time he talks to a woman -- and by the way, as if the Danish Prime Minister is just some object of flirtation as opposed to a world leader in her own right.

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