During a over 20 minute long “closing argument” video for Joe Biden, former First Lady Michelle Obama accused President Trump of “stoking fears about Black and brown Americans”
Michelle says “…right now the president and his allies are trying to tap into that frustration and distract from his breathtaking failures by giving folks someone to blame other than them.”
“They’re stoking fears about Black and brown Americans,” she continues “lying about how minorities will destroy the suburbs. Whipping up violence and intimidation, and they’re pinning it all on what’s been an overwhelmingly peaceful moment for racial solidarity.”
Speaking of her own experience, Michelle continues “living with the knowledge of how hard we try, how much good we do in the world, there will be far too many who will never see our humanity, who will project on us their own fears of retribution for centuries of injustice and thus only see us as a threat to be restrained.”
“And we know what happens next: A racial slur from a passing car, a job promotion that never comes, a routine traffic stop gone wrong, maybe a knee to the neck. Racism, fear, division. These are powerful weapons, and they can destroy this nation if we don’t deal with them head on,” she adds.