By Michael Arceneaux, essence.com
Malia Obama should be allowed to smoke legally in the state of Massachusetts if she so chooses without it making national news.
Malia Obama ought to be able to kiss boys at tailgates without TMZ posting video of it for the entire world to see.
I shouldn’t know that when Malia Obama shows up at concerts, she dances more like her dad than her mom — an observation the reader will have to interpret on their own without further input from me. Even her decision to delay the start of her matriculation at Harvard University probably shouldn’t have sparked so many essays about the gap year — at least none centering her choice in order to drive a conversation.