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(BBC)   Research into the ancestry of the First Lady of the United States, an African-American, has found that her ancestors were...wait for it...slaves   (news.bbc.co.uk ) divider line
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2009-10-08 02:08:28 PM  
What do you mean the First Lady is black!?!
 
2009-10-08 02:43:52 PM  
Everyone raves about her arms, but nobody really wants to put in the 400 years of hard labor to get them. Typical Americans.
 
2009-10-08 03:39:44 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Typical Americans.


lol
 
2009-10-08 03:41:08 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Everyone raves about her arms, but nobody really wants to put in the 400 years of hard labor to get them. Typical Americans.


More like 200 years. But hey, what're 2 centuries more or less?
 
2009-10-08 03:57:58 PM  
api.ning.com
 
2009-10-08 04:07:04 PM  
i603.photobucket.com

\because it's just that obvious....
 
2009-10-08 04:39:29 PM  
GTFO.

Uh, or tits. That would work, too.
 
2009-10-08 04:39:30 PM  
YOU LIE!
 
2009-10-08 04:40:05 PM  
her name is toby
 
2009-10-08 04:40:22 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Everyone raves about her arms, but nobody really wants to put in the 400 years of hard labor to get them. Typical Americans.


LOL 2.
 
2009-10-08 04:40:41 PM  

ManateeGag: What do you mean the First Lady is black!?!


Yes, she's black. I'd like to know if she and her daughters are going to STAY that color.

/that was sarcasm, for those who are sarcasm imaired
 
2009-10-08 04:40:59 PM  
Given the history of west Africa, they were also slavers. Does that mean she has to implode in a burst of liberal self-hatred?
 
2009-10-08 04:41:10 PM  
She's not from Africa, therefore she is not African American. She is AMERICAN. And black.
 
2009-10-08 04:41:30 PM  
In other news: President Obama signs bill to give massive reparations to descendants of slaves.
 
2009-10-08 04:41:49 PM  
Whoa! This changes everything.
 
2009-10-08 04:42:32 PM  
In other other news, apparently the BBC is trying to steal Fark's thunder because...

THIS IS NOT NEWS!
 
2009-10-08 04:42:47 PM  

fullerton: She's not from Africa, therefore she is not African American. She is AMERICAN. And black.


Try calling your Eritrean cab driver an African American. See how he likes that.
 
2009-10-08 04:43:43 PM  

fullerton: She's not from Africa, therefore she is not African American. She is AMERICAN. And black.


Since you're being technical... She is not "AMERICAN", she is a citizen of the United States. America includes north, central and south.
 
2009-10-08 04:43:44 PM  

Dan2ine: Yes, she's black. I'd like to know if she and her daughters are going to STAY that color.



Michelle and Barack should adopt Steve Martin. :-)
 
2009-10-08 04:44:08 PM  
ahh the good ole days...

/republican
 
2009-10-08 04:44:52 PM  
Hmm... I wonder who owned them.
 
2009-10-08 04:45:06 PM  

fuhfuhfuh: In other other news, apparently the BBC is trying to steal Fark's thunder because...

THIS IS NOT NEWS!


They're taking over the duties of fark, now that there is a new page format fark is getting out of the not news business
 
2009-10-08 04:45:15 PM  

MemeSlave: Given the history of west Africa, they were also slavers. Does that mean she has to implode in a burst of liberal self-hatred?


This needs to be repeated.
 
2009-10-08 04:45:31 PM  
pfft... if Indians weren't so lazy, we wouldn't have had to get slaves from Africa.
 
2009-10-08 04:45:43 PM  
So when did Ric Romero become a right wing pundit
 
2009-10-08 04:46:20 PM  
Pretty much ALL of us were slaves at one time or another, subby.

A challenge to all FARKers who consider themselves history buffs: Give ONE example of an empire that was NOT built on slave labor.
 
2009-10-08 04:46:46 PM  
As a fan of genealogy, I am getting a kick out of some of these replies...

Seriously, glad she had the chance and desire to find her ancestor. It is interesting to her, I am certain, and of some interest to the rest of us. History with a personal touch, FTW.
 
2009-10-08 04:46:58 PM  
I also heard somewhere that she's into the Soul Pole...Scandalous!!
 
2009-10-08 04:47:10 PM  
When you research a family, some call more loudly than others - it's like they want to be found...

I've got an aunt like that....always has to be the center of attention.
 
2009-10-08 04:47:22 PM  

moondo: she is a citizen of the United States. America includes north, central and south.


GEE, IT SURE IS PEDANTIC AROUND HERE!

And residents of the united states are usually known as.. wait for it.. AMERICANS!
 
2009-10-08 04:47:27 PM  
i thought he said the first lady was near
 
2009-10-08 04:47:28 PM  
That's not true! That's impossible!
i1008.photobucket.com
 
2009-10-08 04:47:34 PM  

LindyJohn: Hmm... I wonder who owned them.


Freemasons
 
2009-10-08 04:47:39 PM  

fullerton: She's not from Africa, therefore she is not African American. She is AMERICAN. And black.


I never understood that since my family been here just as long if not longer than Americans of European descent
 
2009-10-08 04:47:49 PM  

Yogimus: pfft... if Indians weren't so lazy, we wouldn't have had to get slaves from Africa.


Plus they got sick so easy!

/too soon?
 
2009-10-08 04:48:14 PM  

nygenxer: A challenge to all FARKers who consider themselves history buffs: Give ONE example of an empire that was NOT built on slave labor.



The Galactic Empire

/Everyone knows the Death Star was built with union labor.
 
2009-10-08 04:48:20 PM  

moondo: Since you're being technical... She is not "AMERICAN", she is a citizen of the United States. America includes north, central and south.


Uh, that would still make here American.
 
2009-10-08 04:48:32 PM  

nygenxer: Pretty much ALL of us were slaves at one time or another, subby.

A challenge to all FARKers who consider themselves history buffs: Give ONE example of an empire that was NOT built on slave labor.


Here's a tougher challenge: find a piece of clothing in your closet that wasn't created from some aspect of slave labor
 
2009-10-08 04:48:39 PM  

nygenxer: Pretty much ALL of us were slaves at one time or another, subby.

A challenge to all FARKers who consider themselves history buffs: Give ONE example of an empire that was NOT built on slave labor.


Japan
 
2009-10-08 04:49:06 PM  
cryinoutloud:
In other news: President Obama signs bill to give massive reparations to descendants of slaves family members.

fixed. for prosperity
 
2009-10-08 04:49:40 PM  
Woah, did the comment thread headline change when i wasn't looking?

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2009-10-08 04:49:43 PM  
her*
 
2009-10-08 04:49:54 PM  
and she has some cracker in her.

/get your mind out of the gutter.
 
2009-10-08 04:49:57 PM  
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part1/1p277.html

It's called the middle passage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4CChz4DjQE&feature=fvw
 
2009-10-08 04:49:58 PM  

Dil Doe: A challenge to all FARKers who consider themselves history buffs: Give ONE example of an empire that was NOT built on slave labor.

Japan


Serf, slave, it's all the same thing.
 
2009-10-08 04:50:08 PM  

Dil Doe: nygenxer: Pretty much ALL of us were slaves at one time or another, subby.

A challenge to all FARKers who consider themselves history buffs: Give ONE example of an empire that was NOT built on slave labor.

Japan


Samurai and Shogun were parts of a slavery based economy.
 
2009-10-08 04:50:32 PM  
Hmmm, 40 comments in and there's no comments yet about how Michelle Obama is hideously ugly and hates White people.

You guys are slipping.....
 
2009-10-08 04:50:50 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Everyone raves about her arms, but nobody really wants to put in the 400 years of hard labor to get them. Typical Americans.


i100.photobucket.com
 
2009-10-08 04:50:52 PM  
More: Obvious, first lady, the states, First Lady Michelle Obama, African-Americans, death certificates, census, White House, found

More? No thanks
 
2009-10-08 04:51:03 PM  

Texaco Saves: her name is toby


It's Kunta Kentay. WHIP.
 
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