Michelle Obama wants women to know that, even your family is democratically elected to the highest office in the land, if you're black, you can still blame your problems on racism. She made the comments during a Women's Foundation of Colorado event at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
WFCO President and CEO Lauren Casteel commented that Obama broke a glass ceiling by becoming the first black first lady. She then asked which of the falling glass shards cut the deepest.
“The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut,” she said, referencing being called an ape and people talking about her bottom. “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 said she can’t pretend like it doesn’t hurt because that lets those who do the hurting off the hook.
“Women, we endure those cuts in so many ways that we don’t even notice we’re cut,” she said. “We are living with small tiny cuts, and we are bleeding every single day. And we’re still getting up.”
There's no doubt that the first black First Family experienced racism, but their fixation on the topic makes needless victims out of a family that had it all. Democrats want to perpetuate the perception of marginalization in black communities, and Mrs. Obama's comments prove that. After all, if black Americans start shedding the concept of race, they might stop voting exclusively for Democrat politicians.
Source: Denver Post