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Michelle Obama’s racism concern for daughters Malia and Sasha in Gayle King interview

Former first lady Michelle Obama has opened up about the deep concern she feels for her daughters in a candid sit-down with Gayle King. Former first lady Michelle Obama has expressed concern about her daughters enduring racism as they grow into young women, with a heartbreaking admission that “the innocent act of getting a license puts fear in our hearts as an African-American parent.

Sitting down with CBS journalist Gayle King following Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict for the murder of George Floyd, Ms. Obama said there is still a sense of worry within the community, which for her extends to daughters Malia, 22, and Sasha, 19, as they make their way in the world.

We can’t sort of say, ‘Great, that happened, let’s move on.

Ms. Obama said.“I know that people in the black community don’t feel that way because many of us still live in fear as we go to the grocery store or worry about walking our dogs or allowing our children to get a license.”

Touching on her two daughters, she said she can’t help but feel fear whenever they get in the car alone.

“They’re driving, but every time they get in a car by themselves, I worry about what assumption is being made by somebody who doesn’t know everything about them: The fact that they are good students and polite girls, but maybe they’re playing their music a little loud. Maybe somebody sees the back of their head and makes an assumption,” she said. “The innocent act of getting a license puts fear in our hearts. So I think we have to talk about it more, and we have to ask our fellow citizens to listen a bit more and to believe us and to know that we don’t want to be out there marching.”

The former first lady has spoken out about systemic racism in the past, posting an impassioned message to Instagram after the death of George Floyd last May. “Like so many of you, I’m pained by these recent tragedies. And I’m exhausted by a heartbreak that never seems to stop,” she wrote.

Race and racism are a reality that so many of us grow up learning to just deal with.

But if we ever hope to move past it, it can’t just be on people of color to deal with it. It’s up to all of us – black, white, everyone – no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out.”

Molly Aronson

Molly Aronson is a 26-year-old government politician who enjoys bowling, running and jigsaw puzzles. She is creative and exciting, but can also be very greedy and a bit greedy.She is an australian Christian who defines herself as straight. She has a post-graduate degree in philosophy, politics and economics. She is allergic to grasshoppers.

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