Quote Of The Day: Michelle Obama Says African-American Students Aren’t Making Education A Priority – “They Just Aspire To Be Ballers And Rappers!”

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First Lady ‘Chelly O is talkin that talk!

Michelle Obama Speaks On Higher Education For African-American Students

First Lady Michelle Obama is giving her two cents on the lack of priority that young African-American students place on higher education.

The FLOTUS recently addressed the graduating class of Bowie State University, which is one of many Historically Black Colleges, where she made it a point to stress the importance of going to college and commended the graduating class for beating the statistics.

via Think Progress

First Lady Michelle Obama decided to trot out some very old talking points in her commencement address to the 2013 graduating class at Bowie State University:

“Today, instead of walking miles every day to school, they’re sitting on couches for hours, playing video games, watching TV. Instead of dreaming of being a teacher or a lawyer or a business leader, they’re fantasizing about being a baller or a rapper,” Obama continued.

“Right now, one in three African American students are dropping out of high school, only one in five African Americans between the ages of 25 and 29 has gotten a college degree.”

But priorities should change, she said, because “getting an education is as important if not more important than it was back when this university was founded.”

The first lady is known for keeping it 100 when she speaks, and this time was no exception. What do you think about her comments, Bossip fam?

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