First Lady Michelle Obama was the commencement speaker for Tuskegee University’s 2015 commencement last Saturday, and in that 30 minute speech she touched on some of the racist disrespect that she and President Obama have received that predated his election in November 2008.
Mrs. Obama recounted the racist comments she and her husband have
endured during their time in the political spotlight as the eventual First Couple. The reprehensible highlights included she and the future President being
assumed to be “the help” by fellow guests at formal events and Fox News calling the First Lady her
“husband’s crony of color” and “Obama’s baby mama.”
Yeah, that last one pissed me and my mother the hell off when we heard it. We both went on a long rant discussing it one night
But the point the FLOTUS was making in this speech is that it isn’t about her, but the ongoing systemic problem of racism in America. She also urged affected communities to never give up hope for a better tomorrow as we fight the ills that negatively affect us today.
So here’s the video of the Tuskegee University commencement speech