Segregation by force of law is no longer legally acceptable in America, but de facto segregation still plagues our schools and neighborhoods, First Lady Michelle Obama told a group of graduating students Friday night.
The First Lady was expected to use the speech to celebrate about diversity in America. Instead, she took racism head on, telling the Topeka, Kansas, seniors, ‘by some measures, our schools are as segregated as they were back when Dr. King gave his final speech.’
‘And even in schools that seem integrated according to the numbers, when you look a little closer, you see students from different backgrounds sitting at separate lunch tables, or tracked into different classes, or separated into different clubs or activities,’ she said.
Tonight’s speech marked one of the first times Michell Obama has discussed race publicly since her husband took office.
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