Some mainstream feminists unwittingly erase a key part of Michelle Obama's identity–her blackness–and deny the experiences and histories of many African American women in the process.
This is not another article about how Tyler Perry is ruining black America with his minstrelsy, sexism or thoughtless religiosity. There are enough articles like that. I have written several myself.
Some folks may be made uncomfortable by “Honey Boo Boo” because it challenges their association of thin, shining, educated middle-classness with whiteness and Southern accents, fatness and poverty with blackness.