[Ed. – ‘Eight years of working really hard for this country’? Which of her ‘accomplishments’ is she proudest of? Was it lionizing Beyoncé as role model? Or was it introducing ‘poetry slams’ to the White House? Maybe it was using her bully pulpit at the dedication ceremony for a new museum in New York to complain that our cultural institutions are ‘too white.’ Whatever her answer might be, it is clear that she was the greatest offender in the sin of not seeing past her skin color.]
“The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut,” Obama said, according to the Denver Post. “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.”
She added that she wouldn’t pretend the attacks didn’t hurt, because that would give those inflicting the pain a pass, according to the Post.
“We are living with small tiny cuts, and we are bleeding every single day. And we’re still getting up,” she said.
For nearly a decade, Obama, the nation’s first black first lady, absorbed direct and subtle barbs about her race.
She’s been called an “atrocity” as first lady who’s not classy enough — or at least not as classy as her white predecessors. A Washington state mayor said she has a gorilla face. Fox News said she was former president Barack Obama’s “baby mama,” as opposed to his wife and the mother of his children.