Michelle Obama on gun violence, opportunity and possibility

If you thought you couldn’t love Michelle Obama more, listen to her choke back tears as she says important things about gun violence to an audience in Chicago.

Exhibit of awesomeness a) “Resources matter, what it takes to build strong successful young people isn’t genetics, pedigree or good luck — it’s opportunity.” and b) “I started with the same aptitude and intellectual capabilities as so many of my peers and the only thing that separated me from them were a few more advantages.”

The first lady talking about class and opportunity and it’s relationship to violence in low-income communities — never seen that one before.


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  • http://feministing.com/members/pomosapien/ AJ

    It’s good, but… yes, I could love Michelle Obama more if she’d knock off the fat-shaming. I’m not sure how much of an asset to the feminist movement she can really be considered while she regards obesity as the greatest threat faced by our nation.