Reax: First Lady Michelle Obama Calls Out Racism And Celebrates Diversity In Kansas
Thought about this one for a bit and it seemed that the First Lady's recent MOSTLY RACIAL message for Topeka, Kansas high school seniors is also exceptionally relevant for our KICK-ASS BLOG COMMUNITY . . .
Take a look . . .
New York Times: Michelle Obama Cites View of Growing Segregation
“Today, by some measures, our schools are as segregated as they were back when Dr. King gave his final speech,” Mrs. Obama told 1,200 graduating high school seniors Friday here in the city that gave rise to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case.
Politico: Michelle Obama: Talk about race
“This issue is so sensitive, it’s so complicated, so bound up with a painful history,” Obama told soon-to-be graduating high school seniors in Topeka, Kansas—the city that was at the center of the Supreme Court’s decision. “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.”
WaPo: In Kansas, first lady Michelle Obama urges graduating students to embrace diversity
In her evening address in Kansas, Michelle Obama urged young people to challenge racism when they encounter it and to do all they can to surround themselves with diversity.
“And that’s really my challenge to all of you today as you go forth — when you encounter folks who still hold the old prejudices because they’ve only been around folks like themselves, when you meet folks who think they know all the answers because they’ve never heard any other viewpoints, it’s up to you to help them see things differently,” she said.
She told students to “break through” barriers to talking honestly about race.
Update: Some boo Kan. governor at Michelle Obama event