Michelle Obama Says She Fears For Her Daughters Every Time They Get In A Car
Written by Huffingtonpost on May 7, 2021
Michelle Obama shared the considerations she has because the mom of two Black daughters “each time they get in a automobile by themselves” in a brand new interview with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King.
“I fear about what assumption is being made by any individual who doesn’t know every thing about them,” the previous first woman mentioned of Malia, 22, and Sasha, 19.
“The truth that they’re good college students and well mannered women however possibly they’re enjoying their music slightly loud, possibly any individual sees the again of their head and makes an assumption,” Obama continued in a preview clip of the interview launched Friday.
The “harmless act” of getting a driver’s license is sufficient to put concern into the hearts of Black dad and mom, she added. The total sit-down will air Monday.
Obama’s feedback about her daughters’ security got here after she defined why she and husband former President Barack Obama felt compelled to talk out following the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the homicide of George Floyd.
In an announcement, the couple welcomed the decision however mentioned “true justice requires that we come to phrases with the truth that Black Individuals are handled in a different way, day-after-day” and “requires us to acknowledge that thousands and thousands of our pals, household, and fellow residents stay in concern that their subsequent encounter with regulation enforcement might be their final.”
“We all know that whereas we’re all respiration a sigh of reduction over the decision, there may be nonetheless work to be executed. We are able to’t kind of say, ’Nice, that occurred, let’s transfer on,’” Obama defined to King. “I do know individuals within the Black group don’t really feel that approach as a result of many people nonetheless stay in concern, as we go to the grocery retailer, or fear about our … strolling our canines… or permitting our youngsters to get a license.”
Obama additionally counseled the Black Lives Matter protesters, whose message unfold nationwide within the wake of Floyd’s killing final Could.
“They’re taking to the streets as a result of they must,” she mentioned. “They’re attempting to have individuals perceive that we’re actual of us and the concern that many have of so many people is irrational. And it’s based mostly on a historical past that’s simply … unhappy and it’s darkish. And it’s time for us to maneuver past that.”
Watch the interview right here:
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