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Michelle Obama tells graduating students she wakes up in a ‘house built by slaves’

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Many Americans are counting the days until President Obama and his wife Michelle leave the White House, and the first lady may be among them.

Delivering the commencement speech for the City College in New York on Friday, she turned the graduation speech into a racial rallying cry.

She even managed to take shots at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump along the way.

Michelle told the graduates that they ought to beware of people who want to “build up walls to keep people out” and that the “story” of America is the story of immigrants.

“It’s the story that I witness every single day,” she said, “when I wake up in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters, two beautiful black young women, head off to school, waving goodbye to their father, the president of the United States. The son of a man from Kenya.”

Fortunately for Americans who want to unite as the magnificent melting pot the country was meant to be, it’s a “problem” she won’t have to deal with much longer.

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