On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v Board of Education Supreme Court decision, Michelle Obama said that racial and other prejudices still plague the nation.
In her speech about how America is still racist Michelle Obama told the soon-to-be graduating high school seniors in Topeka, Kansas:
“This issue is so sensitive, it’s so complicated, so bound up with a painful history.” and that “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.”
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She added, “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.”
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Michelle Obama continued by saying diversity is a result of the students having taken “many different paths”—whether they hail from centuries of Kansan ancestors or otherwise.
“Maybe, like mine, they came to this country in chains,” the first lady said. “Or maybe your family just arrived here in search of a better life.”
NOTE: (We could not get either one of her parents to confirm that they were brought to America in chains)
Nevertheless, the first lady said that Brown is still being “decided every single day,” adding there are schools that aren’t equal because of their “crumbling classrooms and less experienced teachers.”
Maybe one day she will take the time to mention issues like
It’s kind of ironic to have racism preached to us from an administration that has thrived off of racial division and the use of the “race card”. What do you think about this? Comment Below.