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Being Black At Sidwell Friends School

Michelle Obama, (red coat), walks with her youngest daughter, Sasha, as a full security detail provides a protective escort into Sidwell Friends School on January 5, 2009.
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Michelle Obama, (red coat), walks with her youngest daughter, Sasha, as a full security detail provides a protective escort into Sidwell Friends School on January 5, 2009.

The Obama girls have enrolled in one of Washington D.C.'s most exclusive private schools — Sidwell Friends School.

What tips would they find helpful for navigating such a fraught social world? Farai Chideya talks with Sidwell alumna Damali Ayo about her experiences as a black student at the Quaker school.

Ayo started the Facebook group, "Sasha and Malia, We got Your Back! Black Alumns of Sidwell Friends School."

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