Michelle And Barack Were Joined On Stage By Chance The Rapper To Close Out The Obama Foundation Summit

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 01:  President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, and Chance The Rapper speak at the Obama Foundation Community Event on November 1, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)

Michelle And Barack Were Joined On Stage By Chance The Rapper To Close Out The Obama Foundation Summit

During the summit, our favorite first lady offered solutions to the problem of raising men like babies and women to be strong.

Published November 2, 2017

The first Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago wrapped up on Wednesday night and the former first couple were joined by the most talented artists and minds to close the show.

Chance the Rapper, who is a Chicago native, closed the two-day leadership summit and was joined by Michelle Obama before she brought on her husband.  

“I want to first thank Chance for just being a great representative of this great city. My baby brother is so talented and smart and socially focused,” Michelle Obama said onstage at Wintrust Arena. “I’m so proud of you for the father, the man that you are.”

  1. Then Chance and Michelle welcomed Barack Obama – aka 44, aka the goat – to the stage


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  2. During the summit, the former first lady spoke with poet Elizabeth Alexander and talked about the importance of teaching women to speak out
  3. Michelle Obama also raised the important question of whether men become entitled to abuse power because women are protecting them too much

    “We raise them to be strong, and sometimes we take care not to hurt men. And I think we pay for that a little bit,” Obama said of how we raise our girls. 

    “It’s powerful to have strong men but what does that strength mean?” asked Obama. “Does it mean respect? Does it mean responsibility? Does it mean compassion? Or are we protecting our men too much so that they feel a little entitled and a little, you know, self-righteous sometimes?”

    “And that’s kind of on us, too, as women and mothers,” Obama added, “as we nurture men and push girls to be perfect.”

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)


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