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Quote by Michelle Obama: “When they go low, we go high.”

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Watch first lady Michelle Obama’s full speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

"When They Go Low, We Go High": How Michelle Obama's Motto Is Inspiring American Women

CNN Former first lady Michelle Obama said Thursday that her campaign slogan urging Democrats to remain civil when facing Republican slights -- "when they go low, we go high" -- was "absolutely" still relevant. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos Michelle Obama: I am sick of all the nastiness Obama's remarks come after two prominent Democrats, former Obama attorney Eric Holder and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, pushed back on calls not to stoop to the level of partisan attacks, saying they believed the party needs to fight back against what they believe to be a lack of civility on the part of some Republicans. Hope wins out," Obama said.

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They include a potted biography of the speaker, a sketch of the historical moment, and a discussion in accessible but not simplistic terms of what the speech is doing and how it works. It deserves to find a home in many Christmas stockings, in the library of anyone interested in oratory or political theory, and on the odd A-level reading list. A downside of choosing the most famous ones, though, is that in looking at these speeches it can be tricky to find something new to say. Collins, an attentive reader, deft in spotting allusions and near-quotations and in each case knowledgeable about the political context, just about manages to keep it fresh. Also, before he was a hack he was a speechwriter for Tony Blair , so he brings to his analyses a deep knowledge of the pragmatics of speech-making. He talks shrewdly about structure, and spots where the tricky transitions get fudged or finessed with an abstraction or a gag.

The movie Mudbound helped me train for a half marathon last year. The overarching theme—which is what enraged me—was sadly familiar: White people belittling, dehumanizing, and violently attacking black folks with impunity. Meanwhile, the black people have no choice but to act benevolently toward whites for fear of more punishment. It states in the white-supremacy handbook that those brutalized by racism must be virtuous in the face of indignity—because it would be inhumane to be impolite to racists. I felt Mudbound- level anger—and for the same reason—when I watched the awkward exchange between the Trumps and the Obamas at the state funeral for former President George H. The couples were seated next to each other.

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