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White House race card rhetoric dominated the 60th anniversary of the historic Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education that ended racial segregation in schools. Instead of celebrating the monumental court decision, First Lady Michelle Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder used the occasion to beat the race card drum.
Mrs. Obama discussed a new era of lack of equality in schools and Holder spoke about racial bias “hidden” in America. Speaking at a Topeka, Kansas high school graduation, Mrs. Obama expressed concern over present day segregation.
CNN reported on the First Lady’s speech:
However, Obama also highlighted the areas where she sees diversity lacking, “Many districts in this country have actually pulled back on efforts to integrate their schools and many communities have become less diverse as folks have moved from cities to suburbs.”
“Many young people in America are going to school largely with kids who look just like them,” Obama said. “Too often, those schools aren’t equal, especially ones attended by students of color, which too often lag behind, with crumbling classrooms and less experienced teachers.”
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