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There are some folks that when they reach the end of the time somewhere that they just don’t need to be seen around there anymore.

For example, I used to work at a burger joint in high school and once I stopped working there I stopped working there. This was over twenty years ago, and while some of the long time employees might remember me and say hi when I come home to visit, they don’t expect me to hop behind the line for a few hours.

Then there are some people that when you see them leave you almost get angry when you see them again because you know they lent nothing to the table in the first place.

Michelle Obama, the wife of former President Obama, said it is her “life’s work” to help to remove the “scabs of discrimination.”

It is a noble cause and one that everyone should support, but her way of doing it is to continue to blame white people.

“As people doubted us coming through — ‘Are you Princeton material? Can you really make the grade?’ Can you cut it?’” she said.

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“What do you do in those instances? All you can do is put your head down and do the work and let the work, your truth, speak for itself,” she said.

“I can’t make people not afraid of black people. I don’t know what’s going on. I can’t explain what’s happening in your head,” the former first lady said.

It is presumptuous to assume that every white person is afraid of black people, but she takes it further by saying white people run from black people.

“But maybe if I show up every day as a human, a good human, doing wonderful things, loving my family, loving our kids, taking care of things that I care about.

“Maybe, just maybe that work will pick away at the scabs of our discrimination. Maybe that will slowly unravel it.

“That’s all we have,” she said. “Because we can’t do it for them, because they’re broken. Their brokenness in how they see us is a reflection of this brokenness. And you can’t fix that. All you can do is the work.”

“Being the first black first family gave America and the world [the chance] to see the truth of who we are as black people, as others.

“That we are just as, and often times better than, many of the people who doubt us,” she said at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago.

“As families like ours — upstanding families like ours who were doing everything we were supposed to do and better — as we moved in, white folks moved out because they were afraid of what our families represented,” she said.

“I want to remind white folks that y’all were running from us … This family, with all the values that you read about, you were running from us.

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