In her first public appearance since leaving the White House, former First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the 30th anniversary Women’s Foundation of Colorado and reminded everyone how racist America is. After all, old habits die hard.
Mrs. Obama was asked about which shards of glass hurt the most after shattering the ceiling as the first black first lady:
“The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut. 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."
But Obama proclaims herself as a strong woman and what kind of feminist would she be if she didn’t show that strength and encourage women to own those scars?
“Women, we endure those cuts in so many ways that we don’t even notice we’re cut,” Obama said. “We are living with small tiny cuts, and we are bleeding every single day. And we’re still getting up.”
Throughout the talk, there were several veiled attacks on the current president, along with a sudden change of heart about that racist U.S. of A:
“The people in this country are universally good and kind and honest and decent. Don’t be afraid of the country you live in. The folks here are good.”
Hmm, we seem to remember a time when Michelle wasn’t thrilled with her country and confessed that she had never been proud of her country until her husband was elected president. It’s hard to keep up with shifting feelings.