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Courtland Milloy

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    ...Personal insults in politics are certainly nothing new, and even first ladies have long been regarded as fair game. But racial contempt for the Obamas and the development of so many new ways to express it resulted in an unprecedented barrage of ugliness toward her. In a speech to graduates at Tuskegee University in Alabama last year, she recalled having "a lot of sleepless nights . . fearing how my girls would feel if they found out what some people were saying about their mom." But it's not just uncivil discourse that poisons the political environment. In 2013, a monument in Georgia to Michelle Obama's great, great, great grandmother - who was born into slavery - was vandalized. ...

    NDTV on March 28, 2016, midnight