According to that brilliant columnist for CNS News, Michelle Malkin, in an interview with People magazine last month, first lady Michelle Obama spoke of the "sting" of "racist experiences" that she and her husband suffer.
Mrs. Obama cited an incident at a Target store where she was treated as subservient.
"Even as the first lady," she complained, "not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf."
The allegedly racist shopper asked the First Lady: "Can you reach on that shelf and hand me the detergent?"
Mrs. Obama, who is 5'11' said such "incidents are 'the regular course of life' for African-Americans and did not ascribe it to the fact that she is tall.
Yet in an earlier recounting of the same tale on TV to David Letterman, she did ascribe to the fact that she was tall and on Lettermen she did not think it was racism. She told Letterman: "I reached up, 'cause she was short, and I reached up, pulled it down — she said, 'Well, you didn't have to make it look so easy.' That was my interaction. I felt so good."