The First lady, Michelle Obama spoke to a room full of liberals and reminded them that she wakes up in a house built by slaves. But this is not the first time Michelle or Obama have mentioned this. However, like many of the things talked about at the Democrat National Convention, Obama’s statement was carefully scripted and it left out some very important details.
The first time Michelle used her ‘house built by slaves’ comment at a college graduation and Independent Journal reported the statement to be true but it did leave out a very important detail.
First of all, the White House was not built by slaves. They did help but it was mainly built by white immigrants and local workers. So if Obamas also wake up in a house built by white people.. but they do not acknowledge this fact.
Secondly there is strong evidence that the government actually paid the slaves who worked on the house. It was not for free. And by definition this does not make them slaves. Perhaps Michelle should be careful when she speaks again.
America has a history of slavery and racism, but it also has a history of people boldly standing up against such injustices and taking strides to make this a better place. But Democrats like to only highlight the darkest chapters of our history and remind us all that we are terrible people.
We should celebrate the successes of America and use them to move forward instead of lingering on the shameful moments of our past. Share this post if you agree and condemn Michelle Obama’s false claims.