Michelle Obama's Response to Being Labeled an "Angry Black Woman" Is On Point
Michelle Obama may be the First Lady of the United States, but even she has been a victim of unfair stereotyping. In a new preview of her final interview as First Lady, Obama opened up to Oprah Winfrey about how she dealt with being labeled an "angry black woman" during her time in the White House.
"That was just one of those things that you just sort of think, 'Dag, you don't even know me,'" she told Winfrey of her first reaction. "I mean, you just sort of feel like, wow, where'd that come from?"
With time, however, comes clarity, and FLOTUS said that after her initial shock wore off, she realized that the she wasn't to blame for anyone trying to peg her as something she's not.
"This isn't about me," she explained. "This is about the person or the people who write it...And then you start thinking, 'Oh wow, we are so afraid of each other.' Color, wealth, these things that don't matter still play too much of a role in how we see one another."
Obama went on to say that values are what define a person, not race or socioeconomic status, and situations like this only show how far we still have to go in the struggle for understand and equality among all.
And naturally, the First Lady would never let negative comments get her down. She instead chooses to just do her, and let the public decide for themselves how they want to view her.
"OK, well let me live my life out loud so that people can then see and judge for themselves, and that's what I want young people to do."
Mic drop. Check out Obama's full response below:
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