“We knew that to end slavery we needed a proclamation from our president and amendment to our Constitution,” said the first lady. “To end segregation, we needed the Supreme Court to overturn the lie of separate but equal. To reach the ballot box we needed Congress to pass the voting rights act … We moved forward and we won those battles and made progress that our parents and grandparents could never have dreamed of.”
“But today, while there are no more ‘whites only’ signs keeping us out, no one barring our children from the schoolhouse door, we know that our journey is far far from finished,” she told the audience.
Here’s an alert for Mrs. Obama. Segregation is over. Slavery is over. You didn’t experience either one. So please, stop patronizing people with dark skin.
Michelle Obama was born in 1964. I remember that year, vaguely. It was the final birth year of the “Baby Boom” generation. I was four years old. I am a Baby Boomer.
Us Boomers are getting a little long in the tooth these days. Some of our generation are already retiring. The youngest ones are pushing fifty.
So what happens when the last Boomer dies?
There won’t be a single person left alive that remembers Jim Crow Segregation.
Think about that.
Imagine when people like Touré Neblett are the elders of the civil rights organizations that keep racial grievances alive.