Oh, Michelle. How long will you scorn our love?
We name drop “Michelle LaVaughn Robinson ’85″ in every conversation and press release possible. We’ve enshrined your image in the sacred Yankee Doodle Tap Room. We’ve appointed you to the sociology department’s advisory board. We’ve hired Cornel West and started the Center for African American Studies… just for you! WHY WON’T YOU LOVE US?
What must we do for your acknowledgment–your blessing? Even a slight recognition would do. A mention of your alma mater in a national interview. A casual orange and black outfit whilst dropping off Sasha and Malia at Sidwell. Revelations about your love for tigers. A trip to Nassau, Bahamas, even. ANYTHING! We love you, but you’ve visited only once since 1985, and it was to ask us for money.