Michelle Obama talks about racial oppressions

Michelle Obama talks about racial oppressions

The first black President and the First Lady of the United States are being iconic as a package.

The first black President and the First Lady of the United States are being iconic as a package.

The election of Barack Obama as the US President was seen as a chance, due to which country’s stressful and problematic racial past could be left behind. But actually the First Lady was the one to reveal how she had to face and deal with more scrutiny owing to her skin colour.

First lady Michelle Obama talks with Tuskegee University President Brian Johnson

First lady Michelle Obama talks with Tuskegee University President Brian Johnson

Michelle Obama said that formerly, all possible sorts of questions rushed on her from the society, when her husband started campaigning for president.

While her ceremonial speech to graduates at Tuskegee University in Alabama, she widely described the attitude of common people and the kind of focus she found herself under. As an example she pronounced:

What kind of First Lady would I be, what kind of issues would I take on?

First Lady Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama

Later, she stated that, frankly speaking, those kind of questions would be possessed to any candidate’s consort, because it’s just the way the process works. However, by being the first African-American First Lady, she was also the target of another set of inquiries and speculations, conversations sometimes had their roots in people’s fears and misperceptions.

Was I too loud, or too angry? Or too emasculating? Or was I too soft?

 Michelle Obama was presented with a robe and honorary degree from the Tuskegee University

Michelle Obama was presented with a robe and honorary degree from the Tuskegee University

First Lady said that she had eventually realized, if she wanted to keep her sanity and not let others to define her, there was only one thing she was able to do – to have faith in God’s plan for her. Michelle also added, despite incongruity of such a statement that folks want to hear from an Ivy League educated lawyer, she wants to admit that she loves their daughters more than anything in the world and it is truly who she is.

By staying true to the me I’ve always known, I’ve found that this journey has been incredibly freeing, because no matter what happened I had the peace of mind of knowing that all of the chatter, the name calling the doubting, all of it was just noise.

It did not define me, it didn’t change who I was, and most importantly it couldn’t hold me back.

– stated Michelle Obama.

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