Well, it's that time of the year again--commencement speeches. POLITICO reported Michelle Obama's remarks:
First lady Michelle Obama called on the graduates of historically black Bowie State University to lead the charge in encouraging more young African Americans to follow in their footsteps and focus on education.
"Be an example of excellence to the next generation," she said Friday at commencement ceremonies held at the nearby University of Maryland, College Park, campus, just north of Washington.
"Today, more than 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, more than 50 years after the end of 'separate but equal,' when it comes to getting an education, too many of our young people just can’t be bothered," she said.
"Today, instead of walking miles every day to school, they’re sitting on couches for hours, playing video games, watching TV. Instead of dreaming of being a teacher or a lawyer or a business leader, they’re fantasizing about being a baller or a rapper," Obama continued. "Right now, one in three African American students are dropping out of high school, only one in five African Americans between the ages of 25 and 29 has gotten a college degree."
Does she have a point? Or is she being too harsh?