Skip to comments.Michelle Obama criticizes the worship of celebrities, sports stars
Posted on 05/18/2013 9:25:08 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Michelle Obama criticizes the worship of celebrities, sports stars
By Emily Goodin - 05/17/13 02:06 PM ET
Michelle Obama on Friday urged black youth to stay in school instead of dropping out to become a "baller or a rapper."
The first lady, speaking to graduates at Bowie State University, a historically black college, criticized the worship of sports stars and celebrities.
"Today, instead of walking miles every day to school, theyre sitting on couches for hours playing video games, watching TV," she said of black youth. "Instead of dreaming of being a teacher or a lawyer or a business leader, theyre fantasizing about being a baller or a rapper."
She went on to point out the high dropout rate for black students.
"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 one in five," she said.
The first lady also encouraged parents to turn off the TV and take away video games.
"Take a stand against the media that elevates todays celebrity gossip instead of the serious issues of our time. Take a stand against the culture that glorifies instant gratification instead of hard work and lasting success," she said.
Obama was giving her second commencement address of the graduation season. She spoke to students at Eastern Kentucky University earlier this month and will address graduates Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet School in Nashville, Tenn., on May 18.
funny shoe doesn’t criticize the worship of false prophets or cowards who stole elections and became POTUS like her husband....
I guess she criticizes herself, then.....
So only worship of the country’s leader is approved?
Who are those people that keep showing up at the preezy’s weekly soirées?
Said the woman who announced the nominees for Best Picture at the Oscars.
Bingo! They can’t stand the competition.
I thought The Wookie was on vacation?
What a blowhard.
Michelle Obama is the lowest form of humanity, the bride of Satan (her husband, Barack Hussein)!!! Black Americans will never recover from supporting criminal, America hater, Barack Hussein Obama!!! IMHO......this low life, Obama & his criminal ilk, have stolen a Presidential election!!!
The Obama’s don’t worship the pop star culture. They are worshiped by it. Obama is the king of personality cultdom.
The problem with getting black youth off the streets and away from the gangsta culture is that it is everywhere they go. The daddies are gone, unknown, or part of the gangsta culture, which is a militant rejection of the white man’s culture. The mothers go through lots of daddies, have lots of children and lots of abortions, and they are part of the gangsta culture. Schools, music, movies and black politicians help reinforce the militant rebellion, helping keep black kids in the gangsta culture. If blacks want to change what is happening to black children, they will have to change the culture. Those that have decided to do that have, for the most part, encouraged Islam, because it goes so well with militancy and anti Western sentiment. That turns militants into future terrorists, which is what the left wants.
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These two would be perfect to take over control of another country.
Like North Korea.
Nor does she seem to care that he loves to jet to LA and Las Vegas to rub elbows with the rich and famous who populate these western la-la lands and contribute to his war chest.
It's always do as we say with this deceitful, hypocritical couple, not do as we do. And Moochelle Antoinette just CANNOT keep her Big Momma mouth shut on what everyone should do in their lives.
I don't think they're particularly star-struck....they just want to continually surround themselves with rich, powerful, talented and beautiful people to show the world that they've also "arrived".
And they both enjoy being the very "celebrities" she advises college youth not to worship.
Who is Moochele and her concubine having over this week to party?
Boys....Your father balled and did coke. What better example can you have? Keep up the good work!
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