During a summit in Chicago this week, former First Lady Michelle Obama spoke out on “White Flight,” saying that white people were fleeing minority communities to get away from people who are not like them.
“As we moved in, white folks moved out, because they were afraid of what our families represented,” she claimed.
“I always stop there when I talk about this out in the world, because I want to remind white folks that y’all were running from us, you know?” Michelle Obama continued. “This family, with all the values that you read about.”
She then claimed that people were “still running” from minorities.
“You were running from us, and you’re still running, because we’re no different than the immigrant families that are moving in, the families in Pilsen, the families that are coming from other places to try to do better,” Obama said.
“But because we can so easily wash over who we really were because of the color of our skin, because of the texture of our hair, that’s what divides countries,” she continued.
Michelle Obama then condemned “White Flight,” saying the characteristics are “artificial” as they don’t speak to “the values that people bring to life.”
“There were no gang fights, there were no territorial battles,” Obama tried claiming. “But yet, one by one, they packed up their bags and they ran from us.”
‘One by one, they packed their bags and they ran from us, and they left communities in shambles’ — Michelle Obama reflected on the pain that white flight caused her family pic.twitter.com/lIJxPzTDZ4
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The comments by Michelle Obama are extremely hypocritical considering instead of moving to the south side of Chicago after Barack Obama’s presidency, the Obama family decided to move to one of the whitest communities in America, Martha’s Vineyard, where they live in their $15 million house. If south Chicago is so great with wonderful people, why didn’t the Obama’s move there?
Another interesting point to think about is the fact that neighborhoods are products of the people who live in them, not the people who move out. The reason these communities are so awful is not because of ‘white flight,’ it is because of the people who are in them. That is the exact reason why Michelle Obama didn’t move to south Chicago and instead moved to Martha’s Vineyard.
While Michelle Obama was trashing on white people, her husband, former President Barack Obama actually made some shockingly true comments when he told a young crowd that they need to “quickly” get over being “woke” as well as moving on from cancel culture along with the left-wing outrage mobs.
“This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and you’re politically woke and all that stuff — you should get over that quickly,” Obama said at the Obama Foundation Summit.
“The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws,” Obama added. “People who you are fighting may love their kids and you know share certain things with you.
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“One danger I see among young people particularly on college campuses — Malia and I talk about this — I do get a sense sometimes now among certain young people, and this is accelerated by social media, there is this sense sometimes of the way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people and that’s enough,” Obama continued. “Like if I tweet or hashtag about how you didn’t do something right, or use the wrong verb then I can sit back and feel pretty good about myself, ‘Cuz man, did you see how woke I was? I called you out! Let me get on TV, watch my show, watch Grown-ish.’”
“That’s not activism. That’s not bringing about change,” Obama finished. “If all you’re doing is casting stones, you’re probably not going to get that far. That’s easy to do.”
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