First lady Michelle Obama is growing worried about poorly-educated, obese black children, comparing their lifestyle-driven challenges to the Jim Crow era.
Speaking to the African Methodist Episcopal Church Conference at Opryland Thursday, she heralded the civil rights battles for paving progress for African-Americans. But, she added, “today, while there are no more ‘whites only’ signs keeping us out, no one barring our children from the schoolhouse door, we know our journey is far from finished.”
The new hurdle? Bad schools, unhealthy diet, unsafe neighborhoods. The solution: diet, exercise and turning the TV off.