Letter: Hardly the Lap of Luxury
To the Editor:
If Marcella Logue thinks Barack Obama lived a privileged life — as she suggested in her July 24 letter, “He’s No Trayvon Martin” — she really has to stop listening to Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh and all the other right-wing nuts and do some factual research. I think she will find that the president was raised by his single mom who spent most of her adult life working for a nonprofit in Indonesia fighting for women’s rights while Barack stayed in the U.S. living with his blue-collar grandparents. Yeah, he got a good education, but he also came away with huge student loan debt, which he wasn’t able to pay off until he was in his 40s. A good education doesn’t make you privileged; it only makes you smart.