Again… Michelle Obama "Whitey" Tape Will Be Released Tomorrow
Michelle Obama poses with Mrs. Khadijah Farrakhan (the wife of Louis Farrakhan) for Jet Magazine during a Rainbow Push Coalition Conference in Chicago.
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Ace of Spades has the story behind the photo.
Larry Johnson at No Quarters says that Michelle Obama made her “whitey” comment during a panel discussion with these ladies.
Johnson says that the tape will be released tomorrow.
UPDATE: Here is more on the rumor from Sister Rosetta:
We’re seeing on various boards another possibility for what the Michelle Obama Rant Video could be, and this one is from 2004, at a panel discussion Michelle Obama participated in when Barack Obama was running for his Illinois Senate seat.
At this event, Michelle was there with Mrs. Farrakhan, Louis Farrakhan’s wife, and not with Farrkhan himself. The confusion could be related to the fact that someone just typed “Farrakhan” without adding the Mr. or Mrs. and people just assumed it was Louis Farrakhan and not his wife.
The event was the July 26th, 2004 Rainbow/PUSH Coaltion’s 33rd Annual Conference, held in Chicago.
Some of the attendees at the event were:
(1) Michelle Obama, wife of then-US Senate candidate Barack Obama
(2) Mother Khadijah Farrakhan, wife of Minister Louis Farrakhan
(3) Mrs. James Meeks, wife of Rev. James Meeks
Note: The timing of this event is really interesting, because it was on July 26th, 2004, the day the Democratic Party opened its Convention in Boston (where Barack Obama would give the keynote address on July 27th, the very next day, which first introduced him to a national audience). So, this panel discussion Michelle participated in occured before Obama was a household name – and thus before national media was paying any attention to what Michelle Obama was doing.
It’s highly unlikely any mainstream press attended the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition’s 33rd Annual Conference, so it’s very plausible Michelle Obama could have felt perfectly comfortable launching into an explosive rant there, without fear of her words being immediately made public (as opposed to her doing something like this after her husband was a known entity on the national stage, where she would, we assume, be more restrained with her opinions). Ironically, it seems July 26th would have been the very last possible day for Michelle to have done something like this, in relative anonymity.