Article courtesy of Western Journalism, written by Jack Davis.
When not taking a shot at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, first lady Michelle Obama used her commencement speech Friday at City College of New York to tell graduates that “every single day . . . I wake up in a house that was built by slaves.”
Obama’s history is partially correct. When construction of the White House began in 1792, and the original plan to import European laborers failed, the workforce building the project was diverse. “The slaves joined a work force that included local white laborers and artisans from Maryland and Virginia, as well as immigrants from Ireland, Scotland, and other European nations,” according to the White House Historical Association.