Friday night, Michelle Obama delivered a commencement address for graduates from five Topeka high schools.
She got one thing right — the only way I’m going to end up in a country governed by leftist ideologues is if I’m dragged there:
Many school districts, she said, are withdrawing efforts to integrate their students, and communities are becoming less diverse as people flee cities for the suburbs.
“As a result, many young people in America are going to school with kids who look just like them,” Obama said. “And too often, those schools aren’t equal, especially ones attended by students of color, which too often lag behind with crumbling classrooms and less experienced teachers.”
Obama suggested that segregation in American schools can be seen in how students cluster at separate lunch tables or isolate themselves in different clubs or activities.
“They never really reach beyond their own circles.”
The tendency toward separation isn’t limited to the classroom, she said.
“Too many folks are still stopped on the street because of the color of their skin, or they’re made to feel unwelcome because of where they’re from, or they’re bullied because of who they love.”
The Brown decision, she said, isn’t about the past. It’s about the future.
She called on students to battle deep-seated prejudices that persist years after the civil rights movement swept across the country.
“Graduates, it’s up to all of you to lead the way and drag my generation and your grandparents’ generation along with you,” she said.
“When you meet folks who think they know all the answers because they’ve never heard any other viewpoints, it’s up to you to help them see things differently.
Gee, I wonder why people are fleeing the cities for the suburbs. Oh yes, it’s because liberal/progressive policies have destroyed our cities!
It’s also hilarious that a couple who send their kids to an elite DC private school are whining about people who are fleeing inner-city public education (justifiably so).
Hypocrisy is the foundation of Hope & Change.