#Roommates, I can imagine how tough it may have been to be the first black lady of the United States. Without a doubt, Michelle experienced a great multitude of racism throughout her time at the White House and is now expressing how she was able to deal with it all.
According to The Grio, Michelle Obama spoke at the Pepsi Center in Denver recently and was asked by WFCO president Lauren Casteele about dealing with the invisible barrier also known as racism during her husband’s presidential term. “The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut,” Obama said. “Knowing that after eight years of working really hard for this country, there are still people who won’t see me for what I am because of my skin color.”
Michelle endured quite a few racist commentary from people during her husband’s term including people comparing her to an ape as well as other comments about her body. Michelle openly embraced her frustration towards the attacks and noted that if she was silent about how she felt, her attackers would have got off the hook.
Michelle also noted during the event she has no plans for running for office in the near future.
TSR STAFF: Maurita Salkey, @maurita.salkey