After spending 8 years in the White House, former First Lady Michelle Obama opened up about the racism she continues to face.
During her speech at the Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s 30th-anniversary event in Denver, Colorado, on Tuesday, Obama spoke out about her experience.
“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,” Obama said.
Obama looked back at the racial slurs she endured and the criticism she and former President Barack Obama dealt with during their time in the White House.
“Women, we endure those cuts in so many ways that we don’t even notice we’re cut. We are living with small tiny cuts, and we are bleeding every single day. And we’re still getting up,” she said.
Regardless of what she has been through, Obama still believes that the world is filled with good people and is looking at the positive side of things during the current political climate in the U.S.
“The people in this country are universally good and kind and honest and decent,” she told the audience. “Don’t be afraid of the country you live in. The folks here are good,” Obama explained.