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Thu Jul 27, 2017, 12:26 PM Jul 2017

Michelle Obama Reveals the Most Difficult Part of Her Time as First Lady [View all]



Michelle Obama spoke candidly about the painful racism she endured as First Lady during one of her first public appearances since leaving the White House.

The former First Lady appeared at the Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s 30th anniversary event on Tuesday night, where she was interviewed by the organizations’ president and CEO Lauren Casteel.

Casteel noted that Obama shattered a glass ceiling when she became the first woman of color to hold the title of First Lady, and asked which of the “falling glass shards” cut the deepest, according to the Denver Post. Obama mentioned the racist attacks she endured while in office, including being called an “ape in heels” by a former West Virginia official, who was later fired for the controversial comments.

“The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut,” Obama said, according to the Post. “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.”

Michelle Obama was a wonderful First Lady and is a great person in general!
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