The former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama has opened up on the racism she faced as the first black First Lady in the White House.
Michelle Obama who spoke about her life before, during and after the White House at an event organised by the Women’s Foundation of Colorado for their 30th anniversary said she was faced with several obstacles.
Speaking at the event which held at the Pepsi Center in Denver on Tuesday, Michelle Obama stated that although her job seemed easy on the eye, she had to shatter the glass ceiling in order to achieve all that she has.
She added: “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.”
Speaking on the attacks she endured as a black woman in the White House, the former First Lady revealed that she was called an ape and further disparaging references were made about her body.
She added that she decided to live her life by the slogan: “when they go low, I go high” adding that she doesn’t pretend such terrible attacks don’t hurt her, because it lets those doing the viciousness off the hook.
Speaking on her plans to run for any office in the United States, the former first lady said “No”.