Michelle Obama is no stranger to making provocative statements about race.
In an interview with People in 2014, Michelle Obama claimed being asked to take something off a shelf at Target was somehow offensive to her and racial.
“I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn’t anything new.”
During her 2016 speech at the Democratic National Convention, First Lady Michelle Obama mentioned that slaves built the White House.
“That is the story of this country, the story that has brought me to this stage tonight, the story of generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation, but who kept on striving and hoping and doing what needed to be done so that today I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves.”
Tuesday Michelle Obama told a crowd at the Obama Foundation Summit at the Illinois Institute of Technology that white people moved out of the neighborhood she and her family moved into as a child.
‘One by one, they packed their bags and they ran from us, and they left communities in shambles’ — Michelle Obama reflected on the pain that white flight caused her family pic.twitter.com/lIJxPzTDZ4
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DailyCaller reports White folks” continue to avoid living with minorities, Michelle Obama said Tuesday while attending the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago.
The former first lady was talking about the phenomenon known as “white flight” during an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times. Obama told the publication that she believes white people are still on the run.
“We were doing everything we were supposed to do – and better,” Obama recalled, as she described the Obama family’s success and their decision to move to a new home on the South Side of Chicago. “But when we moved in, white families moved out,” she told the Sun-Times.
“I want to remind white folks that y’all were running from us. And you’re still running.”
Despite the forward movement in both her private life and academic career, Obama has claimed in other interviews that she has still had to endure various forms of racial prejudice throughout the years.
“As people doubted us coming through — ‘Are you Princeton material? Can you really make the grade? Can you cut it?’ — What do you do in those instances?” Obama rhetorically asked during an interview with The Hill. “All you can do is put your head down and do the work and let the work, your truth, speak for itself.”
Obama did not refer to an essay that she wrote while at Harvard that argued for the concept of racially-based hiring. She also once claimed that America was racist because she was asked by a white woman at a Target store to reach up to the top shelf for a product.
She has said she is bewildered by why white people harbor this alleged fear of non-whites.
“I can’t make people not afraid of black people,” she told The Hill. “I don’t know what’s going on. I can’t explain what’s happening in your head.”
“But maybe if I show up every day as a human, a good human, doing wonderful things, loving my family, loving our kids, taking care of things that I care about — maybe, just maybe that work will pick away at the scabs of our discrimination. Maybe that will slowly unravel it.”
This article was written by the staff of TheConservativeOpinion.com