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The Obama Girls and Black Womanhood

Fellow black women, I support you and your daughters.

Rose Water Magazine

President Obama’s daughters, Malia and Sasha, are ages sixteen and thirteen, respectively. They are teenagers — children really — who have received backlash for their choice of dress and their actions. Elizabeth Lauten, who felt the need to comment is also the communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) and who resigned from her position, posted the following on Facebook:

“Dear Sasha and Malia, I get you’re both in those awful teen years, but you’re a part of the First Family, try showing a little class. At least respect the part you play. Then again your mother and father don’t respect their positions very much, or the nation for that matter, so I’m guessing you’re coming up a little short in the ‘good role model’ department. Nevertheless, stretch yourself. Rise to the occasion. Act like being in the White House matters to you. Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot…

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