Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama featured a star-studded line-up of celebrities who paid tribute to the class of 2020 out of a virtual display, as well as saluting youthful protesters and activists across the nation amid distress over the passing of George Floyd in police custody.
Due to the coronavirus, secondary schools and universities have looked to elective techniques for graduation to praise the finish of an academic journey for seniors. That is the place celebrities and politicians have come in, including the Obamas, who showed up together in a video recorded in their home as part of the YouTube-organized exertion.
“Today is the culmination of a long journey,” the former president said. “Just as you were rounding the final turn, the world threw a pandemic your way. … That’s a lot to ask of anybody, but despite all that, here you are.”
Be that as it may, Michelle Obama returned later in the stream to address the fights, giving a require the students to urge their friends to vote and become familiar with local elections.
“What’s happening right now is the direct result of decades of unaddressed prejudice and inequality,” she said. “For too many people in this country, no matter how hard they work, there are structural barriers for them that just make the road longer and rockier.”
She proceeded, “Not only can you do better than those who came before you, but you will.”
Any semblance of Alicia Keys and Beyoncé included their inspirational statements, telling the students that “change starts with you.”
“You have arrived here in the middle of a global crisis, a racial pandemic and worldwide expression of outrage at the senseless killing of yet another unarmed black human being, and you still made it,” Beyoncé said. “Thank you for using your collective voice in letting the world know that Black Lives Matter.”
Other prominent political visitors included previous Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and previous first daughter Jenna Bush. Rie tended to the “challenging, sometimes tragic, unprecedented times.”
“My plea to you: Don’t let anyone you tell you that you can’t be passionate about something because of the color of your skin, or your gender, or circumstances from which you came,” she continued. “It is your passion, work for it, embrace it, and it will pay dividends in life.”
Previous President Obama finished off the ceremony, telling the students that they made him “optimistic about our future” because “we are a nation founded on protest.”
“America changed, has always changed, because young people dared to hope,” Obama continued.
“Congratulations Class of 2020. Make it mean something, and keep making us proud.”