The need to work twice as hard to get half as far has been a repeated phrase heard in many black American households. And when we compare Obama’s presidential journey to another, we understand why the mantra holds true.
Michelle Obama has 2 degrees, she is only the 3rd First Lady with a postgraduate degree, both of which happen to be from 2 of the most prestigious Ivy League universities in the nation. ( Harvard & Princeton )
Barack Obama attended 2 Ivy League universities. ( Columbia & Harvard ) After graduating from Colombia University he became the first African-American elected president of the Harvard Law review. ( considered the highest student position at Harvard law school )
The two of them met, married once, and had two children and later became the first black first-family.
Melania Trump is a foreign born model turned U.S. Citizen in 2006. Having had a successful modeling career, she’s recently come under fire for nude photos that were leaked during a shoot with another woman, and again for posing nude for GQ magazine in 2001.
Donald Trump is an entrepreneur & reality television star with no experience in government or politics and has never served in the armed forces. Has been accused of sexual misconduct on several occasions, as well as accusations & several class actions lawsuits for defrauding students at the now defunct, Trump University. Documented extramarital affairs. And audio recordings of alleged sexual misconduct.
Donald trump has 5 children from three different marriages. Melania being the last.
Yet, one family is labeled over and over as ” classless ” and the other is the new first family: The Trumps. This is racism in the 21st century.
This is what black parents mean when they tell their black children they have to work twice as hard to get half as far as other people.