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Topic: So What if Family Ties Got Malia Obama Her 1st Job
Posted By: PurplePhase
Subject: So What if Family Ties Got Malia Obama Her 1st Job
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 3:43pm
do you agree with the red?


So What if Family Ties Got Malia Obama Her 1st Job?



 African Americans need to embrace the idea of using connections to help their kids. Every other community does.

 
 
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President Barack Obama with his daughter Malia Obama

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

President Obama’s eldest daughter, Malia,  http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/06/malia_obama_spotted_on_the_set_of_sci_fi_tv_show_extant.html?wpisrc=burger" rel="nofollow - has landed her first job , and some people, despite the fact that it doesn’t affect them in any way whatsoever, aren’t happy about it.

According to news reports, the 15-year-old rising first daughter recently worked for a day as a production assistant on the CBS sci-fi series Extant. The show features award-winning actress Halle Berry, who plays an astronaut who returns home pregnant (!) after a yearlong solo mission in space. Extant is produced by veteran director Steven Spielberg, who is a known and avid Obama supporter.

Certainly this is a dream come true for Malia, who turns 16 on July 4, given that her father mentioned her interest in filmmaking in a recent http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/01/27/140127fa_fact_remnick?currentPage=all" rel="nofollow - New Yorker article . An on-set insider told http://www.thewrap.com/malia-obama-assisting-on-set-of-halle-berrys-extant-during-pilot-re-shoot-exclusive/" rel="nofollow - Hollywood trade blog TheWrap that the younger Obama’s duties for the day included helping with computer-shop alignments—whatever that means—and slating a take. The source also quoted Malia exclaiming about her experience, “My first time. This is a big deal!”

A first job is. Most of us weren’t as fortunate to start our careers in our dream field, even if our dreams weren’t as lofty as a production set helmed by one of the greatest directors of our time. Surely Dad pulled a string or two to get his eldest baby girl the hookup for that one. Malia’s job sounds like nepotism or cronyism, and that has made some folks mad.

“I don’t think that this young lady should have this position,” wrote one blog commenter, who added that as a mother and a business owner, she would not get her own kid a hookup. She reflected the general sentiment of naysayers when she added, “Parents with means have made it too easy for their kids. Thus, we have a whole population of spoiled little rich kids who feel entitled to have and do whatever they want!”

It’s inaccurate to assume that all the offspring of parents with “means” are spoiled and entitled, just as it is wrong to assume that all kids with less are hard workers. There are motivated, entitled and straight-up lazy people in both groups.

That said, I still don’t get this argument. Like, did you really expect the first daughter to work at McDonald’s for her first job, like most teenagers? And for all the folks crying about this hookup, you do realize that nepotism—i.e., taking care of your family, friends and inner circle first—is what every other community of folks does, right? (See presidential daughter http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/chelsea-clinton-nbc-600-k-salary-107827.html" rel="nofollow - Chelsea Clinton’s $600,000 job  at NBC.) It’s to create generational and community wealth as well as to gain access and power, a concept that black folks as a whole don’t always seem to grasp, even as, as one of my friends put it, black folks stay stuck with “this work-twice-as-hard-to-get-half-as-far struggle we be on ... ”

Too many folks who struggled to get somewhere want their children to do the same, and that’s not how folks who get ahead and stay ahead play to win. Why not offer your kid an alley-oop in life if you can? You do realize that everyone who can’t do so would if they were in your shoes, right? Everyone else who can does so that their kids can get one up on your child, the competition. Even you would take advantage of a hookup for a better shot if you could.

I’m curious: If you’re not working to build a legacy or to make sure that your children are better off than you, then what are you putting in the hours and the effort for? Just to do it and say you did?

If you’re not working to build a legacy or to make sure that your children are better off than you, then what are you putting in the hours and the effort for? 

The common response from the anti-nepotism folks is something about how struggle and making your own way in the world builds character. Um, so do team sports. Enroll your kids in something that makes them sweat with others. Make other things hard.

But make getting connections and money as easy as possible so that your kid can make more of both and get further than you did. Trying to play fair in a game that is rigged against you will not get you a payout, as history and current conditions have shown.

Or, you know, don’t. Do it your way and continue to watch everyone else’s kids get ahead of our own.




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Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 3:48pm
it's only a problem if black folks do it.


Posted By: NJHairLuv
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 3:49pm
malia better work them dam connects for her benefit. i actually expect her to be a correspondent for the NBC Today show like Chelsea Clinton and Jenna Bush when the day comes. Im sure that the Bush clan all would be nowhere without the family from GW Bush. Its the way of the elite.


Posted By: hauteshellbi
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 3:50pm
Good for Malia work those connects girl


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 3:54pm
Yes I agree with the red.
I got my job cause my dad. Big smile


Posted By: leftywefty
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 3:57pm
This happens everyday in white america. It's only a problem when black folk benefit from it


Posted By: rickysrose
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 3:58pm
Wish they would stop, I really do


Posted By: Bored w/Out Me?
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 4:01pm
Lovely


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 4:02pm
I agree with it too. I'm all for nepotism and  practice it proudly.

I remember we've had threads about generational wealth.


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 4:53pm
ok so I read this earlier and I didn't know people were making noise about this. Idk if Demetria wrote this to just write this based off a comment at the bottom of a random article.


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 4:55pm
is she a bhm member?




Posted By: Princess_S
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 5:00pm
Originally posted by PurplePhase PurplePhase wrote:

is she a bhm member?


 
who? the author of the article in OP? NAH  She was on that show on Bravo.


Posted By: Wildfire
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 5:03pm
Originally posted by PurplePhase PurplePhase wrote:

do you agree with the red?

 African Americans need to embrace the idea of using connections to help their kids. Every other community does.



YES.


Posted By: bunzaveli
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 5:03pm
lol i love the internet, did chelsea clinton have a job at 15 ?


Posted By: sexyandfamous
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 5:03pm
Time for blacks to ignore the naysayers... There is always something wrong when blacks do it.
I bet not too long ago twerking was vulgar and only stupid woman could do it. Now it is cool because Miley Cyrus "invented " it.


Posted By: bunzaveli
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 5:03pm
i dont believe its blacks that are complaining


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 5:04pm
Originally posted by bunzaveli bunzaveli wrote:

i dont believe its blacks that are complaining


Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 5:08pm
Yassss.
Hook a sista up


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 5:08pm
Originally posted by Princess_S Princess_S wrote:

Originally posted by PurplePhase PurplePhase wrote:

is she a bhm member?


 
who? the author of the article in OP? NAH  She was on that show on Bravo.


yeah her. She looked familiar lol. I probably I saw her on tv.


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 5:09pm
Originally posted by bunzaveli bunzaveli wrote:

lol i love the internet, did chelsea clinton have a job at 15 ?


what do you love about the internet today bunz? LOL


Posted By: Princess_S
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 5:21pm
Originally posted by PurplePhase PurplePhase wrote:

Originally posted by Princess_S Princess_S wrote:

Originally posted by PurplePhase PurplePhase wrote:

is she a bhm member?


 
who? the author of the article in OP? NAH  She was on that show on Bravo.


yeah her. She looked familiar lol. I probably I saw her on tv.
She was the one with the snooty attitude thinking her relationship was superior to the other girls'. Idk if you followed the show or not. But for the life of me I cant remember the name and I'm to lazy to open another internet browser and google. Sleepy


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 5:32pm
She's on that HIV home test commercial.
You probably saw her on that.


Posted By: thewonderfulwa
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 5:39pm
Good for her


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 5:40pm
the show is blood, sweat and heels


Posted By: Ming
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 5:43pm
Mad black people have a job...mad black people dont have a job


Posted By: petiteone29
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 5:48pm
Good. I wish more of us did this or had those types of connections. 


Posted By: creole booty
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 5:50pm
Everyone does it. I can't stand people who get mad because they CAN'T.


Posted By: rell85
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 5:56pm
It's was only one day some ppl find anything complain about.


Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 6:01pm
Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

it's only a problem if black folks do it.


IT REALLY IS.

White people THRIVE on this crap. White supremacy is PERPETUATED by nepotism but it's suddenly a problem if black people do it.

They can sit the fuck down. If this child was working at the local Mickey Ds, can you imagine the harassment she'd get daily? I'd rather she have the seeds of her passion be planted with the help of her father! That's what a parent is supposed to do! These people are really trying to say they're encouraging a generation of spoiled rich kids in relation to a parent helping them get a JOB?

Save that shit for the trust fund babies!


Posted By: LilMissSunshine
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 6:37pm
White people do it all the time.


Posted By: Wildfire
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 6:40pm
Originally posted by Midna Midna wrote:

Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

it's only a problem if black folks do it.


IT REALLY IS.

White people THRIVE on this crap. White supremacy is PERPETUATED by nepotism but it's suddenly a problem if black people do it.

They can sit the fuck down. If this child was working at the local Mickey Ds, can you imagine the harassment she'd get daily? I'd rather she have the seeds of her passion be planted with the help of her father! That's what a parent is supposed to do! These people are really trying to say they're encouraging a generation of spoiled rich kids in relation to a parent helping them get a JOB?

Save that shit for the trust fund babies!

Yup, yup, yupClap


Posted By: eanaj5
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 6:58pm
fck yes, gurl werk those connects!

Its hard out here and we need to start using our resources


Posted By: NJHairLuv
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 7:03pm
Originally posted by Princess_S Princess_S wrote:

Originally posted by PurplePhase PurplePhase wrote:

Originally posted by Princess_S Princess_S wrote:

Originally posted by PurplePhase PurplePhase wrote:

is she a bhm member?


 
who? the author of the article in OP? NAH  She was on that show on Bravo.


yeah her. She looked familiar lol. I probably I saw her on tv.
She was the one with the snooty attitude thinking her relationship was superior to the other girls'. Idk if you followed the show or not. But for the life of me I cant remember the name and I'm to lazy to open another internet browser and google. Sleepy

wait - she got a man now? she built her blog (a belle in brooklyn) on not being able to get/keep a man in nyc. 

i watched 1-2 episodes of the show and when she said that dense azz akc weave on her head was growing from her scalp, i lost all interest. she has always had a weave on, so i dont even know why she entertained discussing weave on the show if she didnt want to go there.


Posted By: NJHairLuv
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 7:04pm
Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

ok so I read this earlier and I didn't know people were making noise about this. Idk if Demetria wrote this to just write this based off a comment at the bottom of a random article.

Yes, definitely wrote it to get web hits. The mention of the child's job was on tv for like a 10 second segment and no one gave a damn but she is going to exploit the topic for web hits though it isnt even a controversy.


Posted By: Ladycoils
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 7:07pm
Originally posted by LilMissSunshine LilMissSunshine wrote:

White people do it all the time.



This... Most people who have succeeded in the business world has done so by the connection they have.


One of dudes on Million dollar listing gets the high priced property from his Jewish grandmother friends.


Posted By: indiecat
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 7:28pm
They are just jealous, we are taught to work our connections anyways.

And if it's white people who are mad, then they need to stfu because their connection has always been their white skin. So many jobs they have taken over other minorities purely because of their skin color.


Posted By: OoDles O
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 7:42pm
Was trying to figure out how Michael J Fox and Family Ties got Malia Obama her first gig.
:dead2:


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 7:57pm

Originally posted by NJHairLuv NJHairLuv wrote:

Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

ok so I read this earlier and I didn't know people were making noise about this. Idk if Demetria wrote this to just write this based off a comment at the bottom of a random article.

Yes, definitely wrote it to get web hits. The mention of the child's job was on tv for like a 10 second segment and no one gave a damn but she is going to exploit the topic for web hits though it isnt even a controversy.


ok I just wanna make sure. it was ONE.DAY.



Posted By: NJHairLuv
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 7:59pm
Originally posted by OoDles O OoDles O wrote:

Was trying to figure out how Michael J Fox and Family Ties got Malia Obama her first gig.
:dead2:

sadly, though i knew that she had the little job, when i saw the thread, i was like 'family ties???' Michael J. Fox family ties is coming back on tv???LOLLOL


Posted By: bunzaveli
Date Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 9:11pm
Originally posted by PurplePhase PurplePhase wrote:

Originally posted by bunzaveli bunzaveli wrote:

lol i love the internet, did chelsea clinton have a job at 15 ?


what do you love about the internet today bunz? LOL
everyones comment holds some type of weight, some random schmo makes a blogpost and people are quoting it as if there opinion is even relevant.


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jun 19 2014 at 2:00pm
^^gotcha
i.e., another PPhase suck-y thread lol


Posted By: india100
Date Posted: Jun 19 2014 at 2:08pm
Stern Smile
 

Bush's daughter in under-age drinks bust

JENNA BUSH, one of President Bush's twin daughters, is facing prosecution for under-age drinking after a police crackdown on bars in Austin, the Texas capital, where she is a student.

Miss Bush, 19, was among six under-age drinkers found by plainclothes officers in Cheers, a bar popular with students. She was drinking beer while her Secret Service protection agents waited outside.

The police citation on Miss Bush read: "Glass of beer - drank from it." The disclosure, on the eve of Mr Bush's celebration of his first 100 days in office, is an embarrassment to her father, who gave up alcohol on his 40th birthday after years in which he admits to having drunk too much.

It was also a setback to Mr Bush's effort to keep his daughters out of the public eye while he is in office. Before deciding to run for the White House he repeatedly expressed concern about the impact on his family.

White House officials refused to discuss her citation, made in the early hours of Friday morning. Noelia Rodriguez, a spokesman for Laura Bush, the First Lady, said: "We respect the privacy of this young woman and we're not going to comment on her personal life."



Posted By: kfoxx1998
Date Posted: Jun 19 2014 at 2:12pm
People are mad?  Hmpf.  If my dad was president I would get a good ass job.  Geez.  Now you can't get perks from your daddy being in the highest position in government?  When did that program start?  The day Obama was elected right?LOL


Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: Jun 19 2014 at 2:19pm
White people have nepotism down to a science. The nerve.


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Jun 19 2014 at 2:25pm
Originally posted by kfoxx1998 kfoxx1998 wrote:

People are mad?  Hmpf.  If my dad was president I would get a good ass job.  Geez.  Now you can't get perks from your daddy being in the highest position in government?  When did that program start?  The day Obama was elected right?LOL


no, demetria just needed a blog topic


Posted By: MsBella
Date Posted: Jun 19 2014 at 3:46pm
I dont understand the issue. I go to school with so many Arabs, and alot of them just work positions under their father's company/business and make 100k+. Same thing. Every other race does it.


Posted By: Missvw
Date Posted: Jun 20 2014 at 5:16am
Originally posted by Princess_S Princess_S wrote:

Originally posted by PurplePhase PurplePhase wrote:

is she a bhm member?


 
who? the author of the article in OP? NAH  She was on that show on Bravo.
And I couldn't stand her on the show


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Jun 20 2014 at 5:33am
i wonder how much she got paid… 

i enjoy knowing things about sasha and malias lives… 
its interesting to me. 


Posted By: Mamacita
Date Posted: Jun 20 2014 at 2:45pm
I see nothing wrong with this. Who won't wanna help their child to get a job? Other races do this all the time. Geez.



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