Sunday, May 17, 2015
Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama (video above). In her speech, she shared some of her experiences as a Black woman in America, experiences that many people in the audience clearly related to. The rightwing freakout that followed was predictable.
The thing is, their fauxrage actually reinforced her points. Rich, white men often can’t see beyond their own privilege, but when they arch their backs, puff out their chests and declare that something they’ve never experienced isn’t true, that it isn’t even possible, it says a lot about the deniers. In the end, they merely proved Michelle right.
The rightwing freakout was as entertaining as it was predictable. But Michelle Obama was the only one worth listening to.