Michelle Obama riles up graduates with black power speech

The Tuskegee University graduating class of 2015 applauded as Michelle Obama roused the spectre of  slavery, Jim Crow, lynchings, and the civil rights era in a commencement speech on Saturday. Michelle told the mostly black audience the angst they're feeling over ongoing discrimination is  "rooted in decades of structural challenges that have made too many folks feel frustrated and invisible, and those feelings are playing out in communities like Baltimore and Ferguson and so many others across this country." For Michelle these structural challenges rest within what her "guide," Stokely Carmichael called an "illegitimate system of government;” a  system built on "white man's greed," according to another one of  Obama's mentors, Jeremiah Wright.  If Michelle sounds like a radical, black nationalist caught in the grip of a fanatical, anti-American, anti-white ideology, it's because she is...(Read Full Post)