I am notorious for having delayed reactions. So when the whole New York magazine/Michelle Obama/Martha's Vineyard debacle came up in our morning meeting today I was admittedly embarrassed that it hadn't been covered in the Michelle Obama Daily Diary (the First Lady photo blog I pen for ESSENCE.com). But now that some things have settled in, lil' mama has something to say.
For those unaware, New York magazine published an article written by veteran Black journalist Touré in its latest issue titled "Black and White on Martha's Vineyard." In this ode to the affluent Black community in the popular New England vacation spot, Touré quotes an anonymous member of Black high society in Martha's Vineyard saying, "[Michelle Obama] is basically a ghetto girl. She grew up in the same place Jennifer Hudson did. She hasn't reached out to the social community of Washington."