May 20, 2014

Michelle Obama Asks High School Students To Police Racist Family Members

I'm sure Natasha and Malia are discussing it with their parents right now...

The first lady spoke on Friday to graduating high school students in Topeka, Kansas, and in remarks released over the weekend, Obama said students need to police family and friends because federal laws can only go so far in stopping racism. [...]

"Maybe that starts simply in your own family, when grandpa tells that off-colored joke at Thanksgiving, or you've got an aunt [that] talks about 'those people,'" she said. "Well, you can politely inform them that they're talking about your friends.

"Or maybe it's when you go off to college and you decide to join a sorority or fraternity, and you ask the question, how can we get more diversity in our next pledge class?" she added. "Or maybe it's years from now, when you're on the job and you're the one who asks, do we really have all the voices and viewpoints we need at this table?"

(Hat Tip: IHateTheMedia)

By DMartyr at 12:42 PM | Comments |