Pampered Michelle Obama tells black grads: America’s tough on ‘folks like you and me’

Michelle Obama had her racial resentment act on full display Saturday when she turned a graduation celebration at a historically black university into another opportunity for identity politics.

The first lady put her penchant for racial division to work when she gave the commencement address at Alabama’s Tuskegee University.

“Generation after generation, students here have shown that same grit, that same resilience to soar past obstacles and outrages — past the threat of countryside lynchings; past the humiliation of Jim Crow; past the turmoil of the Civil Rights era,” she said.

“And then they went on to become scientists, engineers, nurses and teachers in communities all across the country — and continued to lift others up along the way.”

Obama cited the situations in Ferguson and Baltimore as she pandered to the audience.

“The road ahead is not going to be easy. It never is, especially for folks like you and me,” she said. “Because while we’ve come so far, the truth is those age-old problems are stubborn, and they haven’t fully gone away.”

She said that she and President Obama were victims of discrimination themselves.

“The people at formal events who assumed we were the help and those that have questioned our intelligence, our honesty and even our love of this country,” she said.

Occupations or intelligence aside, questions about the first couple’s honesty or love for their country have nothing to do with race.

It wasn’t white racists who dreamed up the president’s “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” promise. It wasn’t a white supremacist who made the first lady herself tell a crowd she’d never been proud of her country before her husband was running for president.

The first lady also used the occasion to continue the false narrative that police target black people disproportionately by saying what she and the president suffered is nothing compared to what black people today are going through.

“I know that these little indignities are nothing compared to what folks across the country are dealing with every day,” Obama said. “Those nagging worries that you are going to get stopped or pulled over for absolutely no reason.”

And, of course, that America is inherently a racist nation.

She said black people have a “Fear that your job application will be overlooked because of the way your name sounds. The agony of sending your kids to schools that may no longer be separate but are far from equal. The realization that no matter how far you rise in life, how hard you work to be a good person, a good parent, a good citizen — for some folks it will never be enough.”

And for the Obama’s, it appears the constant pushing of racial division will never be enough.

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Carmine Sabia

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Carmine Sabia Jr started his own professional wrestling business at age 18 and went on to become a real estate investor. Currently he is a pundit who covers political news and current events.
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130 thoughts on “Pampered Michelle Obama tells black grads: America’s tough on ‘folks like you and me’

  1. Dennis Pelliccia says:

    A disgrace to America..

  2. Poser Hunter says:

    How long has she been a racist bigot? Never mind, all her life.

  3. blbc says:

    She has the advantages of 1 in 300 million (including getting us to pay for all the vacays) and she puts on that she’s “put down!” She’s either delusional or a liar….or both.

    1. Stan H says:

      And the 40+ years BEFORE she was First Lady!

  4. ta2t2o says:

    Seems to me that if you have such a visceral reaction and defensive reaction to a simply a conversation about racism – there’s a good chance you might have a problem with racism. I don’t recall her ever singling out white people in the conversation – but rather mentioning some life experiences that she has had – all very valid (as proven in the comments here).

  5. ta2t2o says:

    I’m not exactly clear what point the folks in here are trying to make. Are you indicating that because Michelle has achieved success, that she’s never been a victim of racism or racist remarks? Or are you saying that somehow because she’s managed to achieve success that any racist remarks or racism that she has experienced are excusable or no longer valid? Help me out here. Is it not possible to be racist to successful or wealthy people?

    Seems to me that the point she was making is that there are always going to be racists and you’re always going to have people saying racist things to you. However, you can’t let that hold you back and you need to move past that to succeed – in spite of those people who would not want you to.

    So unless you belong to that group of people who are racist and say racists things to people, you should be viewing this as a positive message to overcome racism – as Michelle has done. I’m pretty sure what she did was give a big middle finger to all those folks who have said racist things to her and about her and succeeded in spite of them. So again, unless you were one of those people, I’m not sure why her comments would offend you.

    1. Stan H says:

      Thank you! Well said!

  6. scooter says:

    She has it rough being supported, and flown around the world by the US taxpayer. Poor, oppressed mooch, she just has to loot a different way than the rest.

  7. Bob Keeler says:

    This is why we need a doctor…. Carson

  8. Brenda Lynn says:

    the truth is those age-old problems are stubborn, and they haven’t fully gone away.”
    Because YOU won’t let them go!!!

  9. tdwoody says:

    She may not meet the technical definition of a racist but she is a spreader of resentment self pity and playing the victim despite her two Ivy League degrees and partnership in a large Chicago Law firm She was the moneymaker in the family not her husband

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