Malia Obama Maligned And Defended For Being A Regular Person
The oldest daughter of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama is back in the news just for being a regular college student, doing the things that college students (or perhaps 19-year-olds in general) do: kissing, smoking and just pushing boundaries as they morph into young adults.
Too bad that because Malia Obama’s father was the first black president and very much hated by racists conservatives across the nation, her actions are being politicized and used to malign her father.
Having been raised by grandparents and extended family members in NE Saint Catherine, I am acutely aware of the challenges facing people of modest means all over the world and we of African Ancestry, irrespective of where we are domiciled, we are at the forefront of the disadvantaged. Some say we cannot make a difference, I say each of us can.
The greatest impediment to our growth is our inability to dream. Rosa Parks was a seamstress who made a tremendous impact simply by sitting down.
I ask well intentioned people wherever you are in the world , "use this site as a sounding board to those who are in positions of power, let your voices will be heard we are humans, no less than anyone, no more."
In Jamaica, the country of my birth the disadvantaged are shouted down by those with money and power, their voices exploited for votes or sensationalism, now you have an unfiltered voice to speak your mind as long as you do not defame, degrade, libel, or demagogue anyone.
View all posts by Mike