Fellow Black Woman Hails Michelle's Butt

Obama's 'statuesque' figure celebrates a long 'vilified' feature
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Nov 18, 2008 4:55 PM CST
Obama's silver hoops on election night "gladdened the hearts of sisters everywhere," Kaplan says.   (AP Photo/Obama for America, David Katz)
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(Newser) – Among the top qualities Michelle Obama brings to the White House is a “class-A boo-tay,” Erin Aubry Kaplan writes in Salon, hailing an era in which black women (like herself) no longer have to cover up their, er, assets. Too occupied with her words during the campaign, Kaplan “hardly looked south” to notice Michelle’s curves: “Talk about a power base.”

As her hubby trumpeted inclusiveness, Michelle’s booty shouted, “To hell with biracialism!” A marker of the strength required to be a black woman, Obama's physicality makes her look “like she could kick Barack's ass, if need be.” Michelle has given the butt—long a fetished feature that marked black women as “uncouth”—a place in “looking professional and provocative in a distinctly black way.”