Michelle Obama has been dubbed by many to be one of the most influential women to grace the public eye. Young liberals have even gone as far idolizing her by placing her on a pedestal that she clearly doesn’t deserve. If you look back on the past eight years and try to find something good she’s done, the list is short. Her time in the White House is painted with more failures than successes. And let’s not forget about her part in seemingly endless race war that’s taking place in the United States. She’s not only fueled it, but she’s been at the forefront of it many of her speeches and interviews. Her only qualification for being “inspiring” is the color of her skin and the fact that she’s the first lady, which again, is race-related.
With the Obama’s time in office coming to a close, both President Obama and his wife have been giving their farewell speeches. It’s sad that even after the election has come to a close and Donald Trump is clearly America’s choice, the Obamas are still throwing potshots at the president-elect. During her speech, Michelle Obama was quick to fuel the irrational fears of many by trying to make herself look inspiring. She’s calls out immigrants and muslims in particular. She then says some things, which typical Obama fashion, contradicts things she’s said in the past.
She said that no matter where you’re from or how much money your parents or your religion, skin color, language, etc. that everyone has a place in this country. That’s weird, considering her stance on race and the myth of “white privilege.” Perhaps she forgot to mention, “except if you’re white,” in that sentence.
“Do not ever let anyone make you feel like you don’t matter, or like you don’t have a place in our American story — because you do,” she said. “Know that this country belongs to you, to all of you. From every background and walk of life. If you or your parents are immigrants, know that you are part of a proud American tradition . . . that has made us the greatest country on Earth.”
Religious diversity is “not a threat to who we are,” she said, “it makes us who we are.”
On the campaign trail, Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. and spoke about requiring them to register.
“Whether you are Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh . . . I want our young people to continue to learn and practice those values with pride,” the first lady said.—Advertisement - story continues below...
The 2017 winner, Terri Tchorzynski, from Battle Creek, Michigan, introduced the first lady as “our school counselor in chief.”
Obama touted the administration’s work in education, saying that it had made the largest investment in higher education since the GI Bill. She also highlighted advances in making college affordable, funding for school counselors and rising high school graduation rates.
Obama thanked educators for their work supporting young people across the country.
“No matter where they’re from, no matter how much money their parents have, no matter what they look like, or who they love or how they worship, or what language they speak at home, they have a place in this country,” she said.
“Being your first lady has been the greatest honor of my life. And I hope I’ve made you proud,” she said in closing, receiving a standing ovation from an audience that included Education Secretary John King, his predecessor Arne Duncan, actress Connie Britton, TV host Andy Cohen, and music artists Usher and Kelly Rowland.
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