Forget about the time Michelle Obama rolled her eyes at John Boehner after he tapped her while she was biting into her food at the Inauguration Day luncheon and push the time she made Barack Obama switch seats with her at the Nelson Mandela Memorial after he snapped a selfie with Helle Thorning-Schmidt to the back of your mind. Michelle Obama delivered the commencement speech at the City College of New York today and it was her Blackest moment yet.
Nah. Forreal. Goosebumps.
After being presented the honorary doctorate of humane letters, the FLOTUS addressed prevalent racial issues in America, including Trump’s run for presidency.
“Some folks out there today seem to have a very different perspective. They seem to view our diversity to be contained instead of a resource to be tapped,” she said taking a dig at Trump.
“We know that our greatness has always depended on contributions from people who were born elsewhere but sought out this country and made it their home,” she added.
Obama chose the City College Of New York because of its diverse student body.
“It’s the story that I witness every single day when I wake up in a house that was built by slave […] I watch my daughters, two beautiful black young women head off to school waving goodbye to their father, the president of the United States, the son of a man from Kenya who came here to America for the same reasons as many of you: to get an education and improve his prospects in life.”
Watch a clip from the incredible speech, below:
Michelle Obama: ‘I Wake Up In A House Built By Slaves’ was originally published on hellobeautiful.com