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Michelle Obama on the racist attacks she got in the White House

Photo credit: Instagram – @MichelleObama44)

Millions of Black people and Michelle Obama supporters have wondered for years how the former first lady reacted to the blizzard of unprovoked racist attacks she endured during her eight years in the White House with her husband, Barack Obama.

Obama chose a very important venue to open up about this delicate subject matter. She was the keynote guest at the Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s 30th-anniversary event, where she revealed what it was like being the first Black FLOTUS in American history.

On Tuesday, July 25, she spoke at the Pepsi Center in Denver, the same place where she delivered her riveting speech for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, where WFCO president and CEO Lauren Casteel asked her about her experience shattering the glass ceiling.

Casteel wanted to know what shards of that shattered glass hurt the most.

“The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut,” Obama admitted somberly, according to the CBS affiliate in Denver. “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.”

During her husband’s time in office, she was subjected to racist attacks comparing her to an ape as well as other remarks about her voluptuous figure. Despite being arguably the most educated first lady of all time (she has two degrees from Ivy League schools, including a Harvard law degree), many of her disgruntled critics chose to focus on her physical attributes. One Republican senator even had the sheer audacity to comment publicly about the size of Obama’s derriere, much to the chagrin of urbanites and women nationwide.

Obama said that she did not pretend that she was not hurt by the attacks because that would let the attackers off the hook.

During the event, Obama also spoke on a plethora of topics, including saying once again, that she absolutely refuses to run for office.

Based upon the way she was treated, despite her vast career accomplishments, it is hard to blame her.



10 Comments

  1. L.S. on July 26, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Very classy woman! This is who little girls should admire, not ratchetness.

  2. Holly635 on July 26, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Michelle Obama and her entire family have conducted themselves with grace that speaks for itself. I really wish Michelle was not hurt by the harsh remarks of fools, and I am proud of the country we used to be that was able to elect people with the qualifications, dignity and grace, regardless of skin color. It seems that we have gone off a cliff since then.

    Take heart, please. We may have encountered a disgusting step back, but it is only temporary.

  3. britishrose on July 26, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    regardless she would beat the pants off trump in any arena , and anybody else who dare to come up against her , i get it though her kids are grown , and they dont need to hear what they were shielded from hearing the first go round , her husband has shown love support and sexiness with her as he should he dare not let the haters run him . there are ugly fat white chick sitting in governer and mayor offices all over america . even trailer park chick like sara patlin , someone with no former education worth much . . a teen daughter pregnant , a weird hinpecked husband , and all kinds of issue with machoishm and anit black stigma in her circle . and yet they can focus on michelle? the sexies ,and physical fit first ladies ever , not to mention the smartest there has ever been . . i quest trump wife fit them perfect . i heard a white woman marvel bout how pretty melania trump is to her/ wow , white isnt alway pretty to us .. you gotta be more than thin white and good hair to qualify as pretty and the hair aint even good its just permed straigh ,, she dont had plastic surgery too . . white women age bad by melonia age . . look at trump first wife for proof . .. one thing about the obamas they will be in history as a strong familie who symbolize what being a president familie should be … you dont have to be rich have billions to show class , obama semm a whole lot more wealthy then trump if cool and confidence make you look rich . . turmp look uncomforable and wallks with his head bent and arms up . . and a jesture you wouldnt believe . miss me with this bs . the obama was every thing to america .

    • BigDaddy Butta on July 26, 2017 at 5:33 pm

      Well said sweetheart.

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  4. ROCCRYNOUT on July 26, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    PLEASE READ MY COMMENTS UNDER KIM Z AND BRIELLE INSTAGRAM RANT AGAINST KENYA MOORE ON THIS SITE. ALSO I JUST COMMENTED TODAY UNDER K. JENNER COSMETIC LINE. MY COMMENTS ARE VERY RELEVANT TO MICHELLE OBAMA STORY AND THE RACISM HER AND OUR PRESIDENT HAD TO ENDURE WHILE IN OFFICE AND IS STILL FACING DAILY. OUR COMMUNITY MUST WAKE UP FROM THE NAIVE, DIVISIVE AND ENABLING ATTITUDE THAT WAS INSTILLED INTO OUR COMMUNITY BY THE SLAVE MASTERS.
    IT DOESN’T REQUIRE VIOLENCE BY OUR COMMUNITY BUT IT REQUIRES KNOWLEDGE, A CHANGE OF ATTITUDE AND BELIEFS THAT KEEP US SO DIVISIVE AGAINST EACH OTHER , VERY ACTIVE PROTESTS AND VOICES AGAINST ALL SOCIAL INJUSTICES REGARDLESS OF SKIN COLOR ETC. IF OUR COMMUNITY COULD REALLY UNITE, WE COULD RESHAPE THIS COUNTRY IN A TREMENDOUS WAY NOT ONLY FOR OUR COMMUNITY BUT FOR ALL THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY WHO ARE OPPRESSED AND ARE VOICELESS! WAKE UP PEOPLE IT’S 2017!

    • BigDaddy Butta on July 26, 2017 at 10:48 pm

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  5. Guest on July 27, 2017 at 11:17 am

    I love Ms. Obama, she is the epitome of class and grace but I wish she had not given those racist idiots the satisfaction of knowing they hurt her. We all know the bs she and her husband had to endure while in office and still going on today.

  6. Pamela on July 27, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    You will always be the number 1 first CLASSY Lady past present and future

    We will always Love the Obama’s…..
    God bless you and your family…