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Michelle Obama Makes Surprise Visits To Elementary Schools In D.C.

The most endearing thing about President Barack Obama doesn’t have anything to do with him directly. It’s actually his family, especially his wife, Michelle Obama.

Over the past few years, the First Lady has danced with kids in the White House and even made an appearance on popular kids shows. If you were somehow under the belief that she wasn’t absolutely the coolest First Lady ever, a recent video showing her surprising elementary school students should change that.

ICYMI: Raven-Symoné Says ‘Some People Look Like Animals’

Raven-Symoné doesn’t seem to think comparing Michelle Obama to an ape is racist.

Last week, Univision news anchor Rodner Figueroa was fired after comparing Michelle Obama to an ape from Planet of the Apes while on air. There’s a long history of racist, dehumanizing tropes that compare black people to animals.

On The View, Symoné was unconvinced when Rosie Perez said that there is racism in Latino communities and that this incident was a clear case of racism.

“But was he saying it racist-like? Because he said he voted for her later. And I don’t think he was saying it racist. Not Michelle Obama. Michelle, don’t fire me from this right now, but some people do look like animals. So can I be mad if someone called me Toucan Sam,” Symoné joked.

Yes, Raven. Maybe you should be.

 

Photo: Raven-Symoné/Facebook

FLOTUS: Obama Presidency ‘Changes the Bar’ For Our Youth

During a recent interview with Parade magazine, First Lady Michelle Obama said the Obama Presidency “changes the bar” for all of our youth, regardless of race, gender, or sexuality.

From the Washington Post:

“Children born in the last eight years will only know an African-American man being president of the United States,” she said. “That changes the bar for all of our children, regardless of their race, their sexual orientation, their gender.”