Election 2016

Why Michelle Obama’s ‘House Built by Slaves’ Line Was So Iconic

esquire.com“I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves,” Michelle Obama said last night, “and I watch my daughters–two beautiful, intelligent, black young women–playing with their dogs on the White House lawn.” In an election season gripped by falsehoods, inaccuracies, corruption, and histrionics, the First Lady delivered a speech at the Democratic National Convention last night that offered an alternative solution: reality.

Politics in America exist in a binary. People on both sides feel that there is “us” and there is “them.” The stakes are high. But these current difficulties are not impossible to overcome.

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