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Fox News contributor thinks Michelle Obama should have thanked Affirmative Action in Tuskegee speech

"They needed a woman, and a woman of color -- that's a twofer"


Joanna Rothkopf
May 12, 2015 5:13PM (UTC)

This past weekend, Michelle Obama gave the commencement address at Tuskegee University, a historically black college, during which she spoke about her experience in the first black family to ever hold the highest office in the country.

Conservatives would have preferred she either refrain from mentioning the fact that she is black altogether, or to say how hard she worked to overcome her blackness, or, according to Fox News contributor Angela McGlowan, to thank Affirmative Action for her high position.

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On Tuesday morning's edition of "Fox & Friends," McGlowan, who is a woman of color herself, questioned why Obama had managed to achieve her level of success:

"Why didn't the First Lady share the reason why she got into Princeton was probably because of affirmative action?" McGlowan said. "The reason she became an associate at a law firm was probably because of diversity, that they needed a woman. I'm not saying she wasn't qualified. But they needed a woman, and a woman of color. That's a twofer."

Did anyone's stomach just jump out of their throat and rage run down the hall?

Watch the full clip below, courtesy of Media Matters:


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