Michelle Obama Says African American Students Don’t Make Education A Priority!
The First Lady Michelle Obama a was guest speaker at Bowie State University graduation, which is one of many Historically Black Colleges. FLOTUS made it a point to stress the importance of going to college and commended the graduating class for beating the statistics.
Michelle kept it real on how African American students are not making education a priority and how they are more focused on becoming ballers and rappers. She talked about how important it is for change because our world is changing and education is NEEDED to survive.
“Today, instead of walking miles every day to school, they’re sitting on couches for hours, playing video games, watching TV. Instead of dreaming of being a teacher or a lawyer or a business leader, they’re fantasizing about being a baller or a rapper,” Obama continued. “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.” But priorities should change, she said, because “getting an education is as important if not more important than it was back when this university was founded.”