On Monday night, Michelle Obama gave her speech at the Democratic National Convention. I didn’t watch the speech, as I am not watching the convention. But I did see clips of it afterward.
The big point that has been talked about since that speech has been when Michelle pointed out that she lives in a house that slaves built.
Was this news to white people? Because there can be no other explanation for so many media outlets AND Smithsonian Magazine to “fact check” that line.
SLAVES BUILT THE WHITE HOUSE!
SLAVES BUILT MOST OF THE U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING!
SLAVES BUILT MOST OF WASHINGTON, D.C.! (the old part of it)
How is this news?!!?!??!
In a country where 12 of the first 16 Presidents either OWNED slaves or had other, deep ties to slavery, why did media outlets feel the need to fact-check Michelle Obama’s statement of that? I do not understand this.
Were y’all always this clueless? Or is this yet another example willful ignorance?