And here is what I have to say, finally: Let’s invite one another in.
As first lady, would she insist the White House be painted black?
That’s been a standard joke in this venue since the civil rights movement of the 1960s, but this next ominous quote from her thesis suggests that she would in fact urge her husband toward just such an extreme position.“There was no doubt in my mind that as a member of the black community, I am obligated to this community and will utilize all of my present and future resources to benefit the black community first and foremost.”She seems to justify those feelings with what she claims to see on the other side of the issue: “Predominantly white universities like Princeton are socially and academically designed to cater to the needs of the white students, comprising the bulk of their enrollments.”Michelle added in her thesis that to “whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, [I] will always be black first.” However, it was reported by a fellow black classmate, “if those ‘whites at Princeton ‘ really saw Michelle as one who always would ‘be black first,’ it seems that she gave them that impression.” Michelle Obama’s poll of black alumni concludes that other black former students at Princeton do not share her obsession with blackness.
This, for me, is how we become.” ― “It hurts to live after someone has died. It can hurt to walk down a hallway or open the fridge. Grief is so lonely this way.” ― “Women endure entire lifetimes of these indignities—in the form of catcalls, groping, assault, oppression. Others are huge and gaping, leaving scars that never heal. We carry them everywhere, to and from school and work, at home while raising our children, at our places of worship, anytime we try to advance.” ― “Now that I’m an adult, I realize that kids know at a very young age when they’re being devalued, when adults aren’t invested enough to help them learn.
It hurts to put on a pair of socks, to brush your teeth. Their anger over it can manifest itself as unruliness. They aren’t “bad kids.” They’re just trying to survive bad circumstances.” ― “Since childhood, I’d believed it was important to speak out against bullies while also not stooping to their level.