Michelle Obama and Saida Grundy: Black women who speak the truth about the system of racial oppression

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Neither Michelle Obama’s eloquence nor Saida Grundy’s passion can ultimately insulate them from the onslaught of criticism that, at its core, is based more on antipathy toward the messenger than on the meaning of her words. Allegations of reverse racism, hatred for America and a lack of patriotism are routinely wielded against America’s first lady, so it should come as no surprise that conservatives have now targeted Grundy for punishment.

The irony here is that some in America remain violently frightened of intelligent black women who achieve greatly, act boldly and move forward courageously in a world that continues, no matter how great their achievements, to find them unworthy of being allowed to succeed or fail on their own terms.

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/05/first_lady_michelle_obama_and_professor_saida_grundy_spoke_truth_about_racial.html?utm_content=buffere9bfe&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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