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Originally posted by Night WatchmanThat said, we cannot simply expect our African American brothers and sisters to simply forget the terrible injustices they and especially their ancestors have faced. They cannot allow those memories to get in the way of future progress but we have no right to ask them to erase the pain from their collective memories.
Originally posted by jamie83
Michelle Obama went to Princeton and Yale. I would be hard pressed to find any terrible injustices which she has endured. And I'm not buying into the concept that they have a "collective" memory. Michelle Obama has her own set of life experiences, and her own set of memories, and yet somehow she was able to speak the words, "For the first time in my life I am proud of America."