Black Girls Matter, Even When They Are in the White House

sasha and maliaLast week, GOP staffer Elizabeth Lauten attempted to shame first daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama, for not smiling enough at their father’s White House annual turkey pardoning ceremony. While the backlash against her words was inspiring, what was most heartening was universal disregard for her (uninformed and invalid) opinion about how the young ladies should behave. No one was having her holier-than-thou respectability tactics. It was a wonder to witness. [Read more…]