On another site I was posting about the lives of my family in Eastern Europe. The borders changed frequently and the one constant was that they felt like outsiders. They
were not Poles, Austro-Hungarians and so forth.
Many African Americans even today convey this outsider sentiment. This was the reason
that many Jews were active in the struggle for Civil Rights, those that were communists were agitators. There was a common experience that has been shattered forever, by an element in the Community that has embraced hard core antisemitism. I am writing this not to infer Blacks owe Jews anything, but to report on events. Thus one will see rants about Jews and the slave trade, Jewish conspiracies to negatively portray Blacks on film and so forth.
Obama may have a Black father, but he had zero contact with that father and was raised by a bug eyed radical mother and far left grandparents. He is more Al Gore educated in elite Private schools than the Black family up the block. He is a social science type of Marxist elitist.
When Michelle Obama states "this is the first time I have been proud of my country" we cringe. We have all this history of working to make things right and yet this is the sentiment of a person who like Obama is a product of far left University social science lounge lizard culture. Neither Obama's sentiment reflects the vast majority of Blacks who are just as proud of their country as the next person.