[Watch] Michelle Obama: Blacks Have Been Frustrated And Invisible For Decades Because Of White People
According to the Washington Examiner Michelle Obama urged students at Tuskegee University, a historically black university in Alabama, to remain involved in civic life during a time of tension regarding race relations across the country.
At the school’s commencement address, the First Lady listed scenarios in which African-Americans feel they encounter systemic discrimination, such as “nagging worries that you’re going to get stopped or pulled over for absolutely no reason.” She said those feelings are “real,” but disengaging is not an option.
“I want to be very clear that those feelings are not an excuse to just throw up our hands and give up. Not an excuse. They are not an excuse to lose hope. To succumb to feelings of despair and anger only means that in the end, we lose,” Obama said.
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