Michelle Obama Plays The Race Card: America Is Still Racist
May 18, 2014 6:44am PST
Michelle Obama recently addressed the graduating students of High Schools surrounding the Topeka area marking the anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling. During that time, she saw fit to not only bring up racism – as it is quite relevant given the topic – but also accusing America of still being racist a whole 60 years later.
“This issue is so sensitive, it’s so complicated, so bound up with a painful history,” Michelle started out saying. Making sure to have yet another generation willing to vigorously fan the raging fire of racism, she continued by mentioning, “No matter what you do, the point is to never be afraid to talk about these issues, particularly the issue of race, because even today, we still struggle to do that.”
Then, attempting to play on the heartstrings of the graduating class, she revealed the “unfortunate reality” of it all conveying, “We know that today in America, too many folks are still stopped on the street because of the color of their skin, or they’re made to feel unwelcome because of where they come from, or they’re bullied because of who they love.”
Of course, the seniors couldn’t get away without Michelle playing them a tune from her own violin as she relayed having lived through segregation despite the legislation being passed 10 years prior to her birth. Relaying that Chicago was resistant to change despite segregation being illegal, it wasn’t until 1975 that an integrated high school for high achievers opened that she finally moved into a classroom with white children.
Making sure one last time that the up-and-comers don’t realistically drop the used and abused crutch she concluded by noting, “We need all of you to ask the hard questions and have the honest conversations because that is the only way we will heal the wounds of the past and move forward to a better future.”
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