Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

WaPo: Michelle Obama’s season of calling it like she sees it

Jun 11, 2015
In The News

CHICAGO — Michelle Obama was on her old stomping ground this week, back on the South Side to give a commencement address to the Class of 2015 at Martin Luther King College Preparatory High School. It was especially personal. She saw herself in the graduates, who had been raised in the same neighborhoods she grew up in, and warned them of the negative stereotypes they would face by pointing to the ones she has faced herself.

“With every word you speak, with every choice you make and with the way you carry yourself each day, you can write a new story about our communities,” she said. “That’s a burden that President Obama and I proudly carry every single day in the White House, because we know that everything we do and say can either confirm the myths about folks like us — or it can change those myths.”

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