Coincidence? The students at King College Prep in South Chicago won this year’s prestigious “Win the FLOTUS” contest:
King College Prep landed the first lady as a graduation speaker by winning a video contest encouraging students to complete the “FAFSA” form — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, a critical first step to securing financial assistance. - AP
Did they win for their skill at filling out forms for free stuff, or because it’s the school where Hadiya Pendleton would have graduated this year - had she not been gunned down walking home from school by a
white policeman a gang of thugs from the hood when she and her friends were mis-mistaken for a rival gang.
Either way, Lady M seized the moment to honor Hadiya and her classmates by doing what she does best, talking about herself and her schtruggles, before ending her speech with this:
“Graduates, starting today, it is your job to make sure that no one is ever again surprised by who we are and where we come from.”
From now on we will be left to wonder where her hair came from. And went.
Note: Scheduling conflicts (?) prevented Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson from organizing a
riot protest march for Hadiya.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network