Michelle Obama: “I Fear for My Daughters Every Time They Get in a Car”

Michelle Obama: "I Fear for My Daughters Every Time They Get in a Car."

When former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of the murder of George Floyd, former President Barack and Michelle Obama said in a joint statement, “true justice is about much more than a single verdict in a single trial.”
When asked about her statement, Obama said, “The goal is to let leaders lead. But in certain times, people, you know, look to us often. ‘Well, what do you think? How do you feel?’ We know that while we’re all breathing a sigh of relief over the verdict, there’s still work to be done. And so we, we can’t sort of say, ‘Great. That happened. Let’s move on.’ 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 walking our dogs, or allowing our children to get a license.”
Anchor Gayle King said, “Aren’t your girls driving?”
Obama said, “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 in their head and makes an assumption. I, like so many parents of black kids, have to — the innocent act of getting a license puts fear in our hearts.”
She added, “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 we don’t wanna be out there marching. I mean, all those Black Lives Matters 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 just — it’s sad, and it’s dark, and it’s time for us to move beyond that.”
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4 thoughts on “Michelle Obama: “I Fear for My Daughters Every Time They Get in a Car”

  • May 9, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    I respect her oppinion but do not agree with it. First she is segregating “Black People”, and grouping everyone else into a false identification of judging people by the color of there skin or their hair. I live in Rural America; we do not judge people by skin color, education, ethnic background or anything else. We are here to help each other. If a neighbor hits a bad patch, we help them out until they are back on their feet. If someone breaks the law, they get punished. Our kids, Black, White or green are all taught to respect each other. My daughter once asked why I didn’t like her Gay freind. I told her nothing could be farther from the truth. It is not that I dislike them, I think very highly of them; but, I just do not agree with their sexual orientation. Those are two entirely different things. I think that Mrs Obama should also be careful selecting groups like Black Lives Matter when referenceing todays youth. It has been well documented lately on all the media that this organization is corrupt . Stealing donations and buying houses for family, Comparing their ideology to Mao’s Red Book. This is not an organization that is out save Black Lives. Last, I am pretty sure that the duaghters of a past President are pretty well protected, no matter what ther heritage is.

  • May 10, 2021 at 4:22 am

    This is sad to me. If Mr Trump were to speak in this manner he would be charged with inciting riots. I really don’t like the double standard.

  • May 10, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    Ms Obama
    With all due respect, this was still happening during your husbands eight years in the white house and he did nothing. It is easy to now sit on the sidelines and criticize what others are doing.

  • May 17, 2021 at 11:47 am

    I agree that Ms Obama is overreacting. Her and Baracks daughters are well protected from the public. Quite frankly I am tired of the double standard. The white is white…black is black…so what!
    I came from family of crazy Italians. My mom worried about me. What is going to happen will happen. Try to not alter things


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