Michelle Obama recently reassured everyone about the progress in America.
“I’ve seen intelligent, Black men working in jobs less than what they could be because of limitations put on them because of their race,” she explained. “People in their twenties and thirties, you know, fortunately didn’t live out that history. Things felt a little more equal — not across the board, I’m not saying everything has been fine, but I think there’s a — that’s measure of our success as a nation, that twenty and thirty-year-olds feel like this is bad. If somebody’s in their twenties now, they’ve spent most of their lives with a president — an African American president named Barack Obama — Barack Hussein Obama, by the way. So, there’s a level at which you start taking things for granted, that you know, marriage equality happened in this generation, a more open-minded view to immigration, you know, there’s so many things that have taken place in this generation’s lifetime that has been good, that helps me understand why they may be impatient.”
She went on to explain, “Maybe people thought that with the election of Barack Obama we erased racism, and misogyny, and sexism. That would be silly thinking because the power of one man doesn’t make the change, and that’s something to think about today, even still.”