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06/19/2012 10:16 AM ID: 92165 Permalink   

Michelle Obama´s Ancestry Linked to Georgia Slave Owners


Thanks to the research of author Rachel L. Swarns, Michelle Obama´s roots to the Civil War era could be revealed.

The new book "American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama" claims that Obama´s ancestors were Georgia slave owners. Joan Tribble, 69 of Georgia was found to be one of Obama´s distant cousins.

According to The New York Times, Obama knew about her white ancestors. Swarns says the First Lady has white relaties in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Texas and elsewhere.

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  How convienent,  
the book and nyt choose to highlight this just before the election. I suppose this is meant to appeal to "guilty white folk" to get votes. It happened 200 years ago, get over it
  by: ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh   06/19/2012 02:08 PM     
  i´m not sure  
how she´s related but I will say MANY descendants of slaves are related to slave-owning families, for the simple reason that white male slave-owners had relations with female slaves. There were many suspiciously light-skinned slave children running around the plantation.
  by: gryphon50a   06/19/2012 06:29 PM     
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh is such a good little racist.
  by: Lurker     06/19/2012 06:39 PM     
  The NYT  
Is probably the most conservative of all the newsprint media. So this was probably an attempt to smear the Obama name and to get more votes away from the Obamas.
It seems that with such faulty Republitard memories, they don´t remember Obama being elected no matter how hard they tried to prove he wasn´t an American, didn´t have an official birth certificate, that he was actually a Muslim, that his Father was a terrorist, so now they are trying to prove Michelle isn´t really Black..
  by: Allanthar     06/19/2012 07:05 PM     
That his comment was first just warms my heart. It´s as if he´s race-baiting himself.

What a dork.
  by: VermiciousG     06/22/2012 01:53 AM     
LOL You can count on him to show his true colors.

  by: Lurker     06/22/2012 03:13 AM     
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