July 7, 2008
"Not just black women, but all women should be standing up. The same voices that were so upset about Hillary Clinton and writing about gender bias ought to be standing up now," she said. Bennett students view Mrs. Obama as a role model, "a phenomenal black woman," Ms. Malveaux said.
E. Faye Williams, national chairwoman of the National Congress of Black Women, is among the commentators speaking out. In her weekly syndicated column, she asks, "Since when did the right wing become frightened of black women?"
"They've always entrusted black women to cook their food and to run their households. Some even considered black women to be their confidantes. So, how did they become afraid of us in the person of Michelle Obama?" Ms. Williams said. "Lay off Michelle Obama." source