Michelle Obama mentioned in an interview that she worries for the protection of her daughters Sasha and Malia at any time when they get in a automobile by themselves.
Speaking to CBS This Morning‘s Gayle King, she expressed, “They’re (Sasha and Malia) 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 mentioned.
The former FLOTUS’s feedback come days after the conviction of Derek Chauvin for George Floyd’s loss of life. She mentioned that although she breathed a “sigh of relief” after the decision, there may be “still work to be done” with regards to social justice.
“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,” she added.
The mother-of-two expressed concern on behalf of Black mother and father and mentioned their children 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.”
Of late, Michelle has been brazenly talking out on injustice and the necessity for younger individuals to have self-confidence as they face hurdles by life.
The former US first woman additionally acknowledged the protests in opposition to police misconduct and racism. “All those Black Lives Matter kids, they’d rather not have to worry about this. They’re taking to the streets because they have to. They’re trying to have people understand that we’re real folks. And the fear that many have of so many of us is irrational and it’s based on a history that is sad and it’s dark, and it’s time for us to move beyond that,” she mentioned.