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Heard at the Neighborhood Ball

"Look how hot Michelle's looking with that one-shoulder dress!"

--Carly Dodson, a student from Springfield, Va., reacting favorably to Michelle Obama's flowy white Jason Wu gown. She told our colleague, White House reporter Michael A. Fletcher: "I'm just so excited for the world to be a better place.... This is history."

"You can tell that's a black president by the way he was moving."

--Actor Jamie Foxx, joking about President Barack Obama dipping down to do the Bump (while boogying to "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," led by Stevie Wonder).

By The Reliable Source  |  January 20, 2009; 9:40 PM ET
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It is too bad that the media allows Jamie Foxx and others to state such Racist rethoric. 2008, only a Black man can dance? Terrible stereotyping. If a white man said that, he would be fired. And rightfully so. Anyone want to comment on Obama's incorrect white tie and notched lapels? Classless? Yes.

Posted by: joeymamam | January 20, 2009 9:57 PM | Report abuse

I couldn't believe what Jamie Foxx said. It was grossly inappropriate for the event. It was racist and overtly sexual. Has he not been paying attention the last 6 months. It was embarrassing to watch our new President have to smile through such a stupid and unfunny comment. Just "ick" to Jamie Foxx.

Posted by: Andrea68 | January 21, 2009 12:18 AM | Report abuse

I agree it was inappropriate and ignorant for Jammie Fox to say that. What was the point!? President Obama and Michelle danced beautifully together..and that was all he could say!??

Posted by: Rachel14 | January 21, 2009 2:29 PM | Report abuse

I am AA and I do not like Jamie's antics nor his references of race. They danced beautifully and that was all that needed to be said. I cringed at home when I heard it and thought - is THIS what we're in for? I'm not pleased nor am I laughing.

Posted by: spender1 | January 21, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

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