Six months after leaving the White House, former First Lady Michelle Obama opened up about all the racism she had to face in her life during an appearance in Denver.
“The Shards That Cut Me The Deepest Were The Ines That Intended To Cut,”
The former first lady said “The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut,” referring to being called an ape and many other remarks against her body which she had to face.
Michelle Obama Revealed That She Still Has To Face Racism.
“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 revealed.
Michelle Obama Didn’t Discuss Much Politics But The Former First Lady Did Share Her Positive Thoughts About The Current State Of Her Country.
“The people in this country are universally good and kind and honest and decent,” she said. “Don’t be afraid of the country you live in. The folks here are good,” she said.
“Women Have To Endure So Much”
She commended women everywhere for their resiliency saying “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.”
She Also Admitted That Racist And Sexist Attacks Are Quite Hurtful And Ignoring Them Might Not Be The Best Solution.
She believes that when we pretend we aren’t hurt by other people’s racist or sexist remarks, we end up letting all those people who do the hurting off the hook.
It’s Been Six Months Since Barack Obama’s Term As President Of The United States Came To An End.
And she has been handling her life pretty well.
On Being Asked If She Would Run For President.
She said that she would not. However, she reassured that “public service and engagement will be a part of my life and my husband’s life forever.”
She Is Indeed A Great Woman.