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Michelle Obama Opens Up About The Racism She Endured As First Lady

We love Michelle Obama, so it was shocking to hear her talk about the racist abuse she endured during her time as First Lady. Michelle was speaking at the Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s 30th-anniversary event in Denver when she was asked which shards from breaking through the glass ceiling as the first black First Lady cut her the deepest.



Michelle revealed:

“The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut. 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.”

She went on:

“Women, we endure those cuts in so many ways that we don’t even notice we’re cut. We are living with small tiny cuts, and we are bleeding every single day. And we’re still getting up.”

Michelle explained how she felt ignoring those who hurt you lets the perpetrators off the hook. Instead, Michelle said, women should show their scars to empower and encourage the next generation of girls not to accept such treatment.

However, despite this, and the gloom that surrounds the US with President Trump at the helm, Michelle felt cause for optimism as she concluded:

“The people in this country are universally good and kind and honest and decent. Don’t be afraid of the country you live in. The folks here are good.”




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