First Lady Michelle Obama: The Face of a Slave?

The New York Daily News reports that First Lady Michelle Obama’s face was superimposed onto a famous painting of a former French slave and placed on the August 2012 cover of a Spanish magazine, Fuera de Serie.  Though she is praised as “great woman” in the article, some say that the image is an expression of racism.  Is this art imitating life?

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2 thoughts on “First Lady Michelle Obama: The Face of a Slave?

    1. But, what does she need to be freed of? History? False and negative perceptions? Stereotypes? She was and certainly is not a slave but the first lady of the United States of America. That she can be portrayed as such shows that the views of some have not changed regarding African Americans. But to be clear, to be African or African American is not to be a slave neither should the African American image be synonymous with such human debauchery.

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