(FamilyRetirementClub.com)- Michelle Obama has long been considered the friendly face of the far left, and her comments about the riots and protests that have taken place in the last few weeks confirm that. The former First Lady commemorated the Juneteenth holiday, which celebrates the emancipation of the slaves in Texas, by suggesting that the riots and protests have “led us forward.”
Yes, the protests that resulted in buildings being burned down, black-owned businesses smash up beyond repair, and people being violently attacked in the streets.
“Even though the story has never been tidy, and Black folks have had to march and fight for every inch of our freedom, our story is nonetheless one of progress,” she said in reference to the struggle of her forefathers. Obama also referenced her grandfathers, who she said were the grandchildren of people who were enslaved.
She went on to say that her grandparents grew up in the south during the time of Jim Crow racial segregation laws.
“But even then, they were still shut out of jobs and schools and opportunities because of the color of their skin,” she said in a statement published on twitter.
“But they pressed forward with dignity and with purpose, raising good kids, contributing to their communities, and voting in every election. And though they didn’t live to see it themselves, I can see the smiles upon their faces knowing that their great-granddaughters ended up playing ball in the halls of the White House – a magnificent structure built by enslaved Americans.”
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) June 19, 2020
Obama published the words in celebration of Juneteenth, a holiday that wasn’t very well known until far-left ideologues, the Democrats, and the media slammed President Trump for hosting a rally on the same day. Juneteenth is widely celebrated in Texas, as it celebrates the emancipation of the slaves only in Texas – as by the time it had happened in Texas, the rest of the country had already freed the slaves.
“All across the country, there are so many more parts to this story – the generations of families whose work and service and protest has led us forward, even if the promise we seek is often delayed,” she added.
Has she not seen the footage of Black Lives Matter and Antifa activists burning down buildings, and toppling statues of people who supported the emancipation of the slaves?