Earlier this week, First Lady Michelle Obama gave the graduation speech at the Chicago high school of Hadiya Pendleton, the honors student who was gunned down in 2013.
While the occasion should have been about the students and Hadiya’s memory, Michelle made the day all about herself.
“I was born and raised here on the South Side — in South Shore — and I am who I am today because of this community,” Michelle told the students of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College Preparatory High School. “I know the struggles many of you face: how you walk the long way home to avoid the gangs; how you fight to concentrate on your homework when there’s too much noise at home; how you keep it together when your family’s having a hard time making ends meet.”
“I-I-I…” How many times must Michelle bring up herself in this graduation speech??
Clearly, Michelle was using this graduation to make it look like she herself comes from “the hood,” and spent her childhood dodging bullets in inner-city. The reality is Michelle Obama spent her childhood in a preppy household before she jetted off to the posh Ivy League school of Princeton.
However, Michelle didn’t talk about any of that. Instead, she talks about the “burden” both she and her husband face in the White House.
“That’s a burden that President Obama and I proudly carry every single day in the White House, because we know that everything we do and say can either confirm the myths about folks like us — or it can change those myths,” she told the students.
Oy vey, somebody get this woman out of the White House PLEASE!