Michelle Obama was embarrassed by lack of diversity in Congress

Michelle Obama was embarrassed by lack of diversity in Congress

[Ed. – Just so you know.  I find it hard to imagine going through life counting people up by skin color and sex everywhere you go.  It seems like it would wear you out and end up being so pointless.  But maybe that’s jusut me.]

Former first lady Michelle Obama confessed Tuesday that she used to feel embarrassed by the lack of diversity in Congress every year when she attended her husband’s State of the Union address. …

“At the State of the Union address…one side of the room (is) literally gray and white,” Obama said in conversation with TV writer/producer Shonda Rhimes at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. “On the other side of the room there are yellows and blues and whites and greens. Physically, there’s a difference in color.”

To Obama, the divide symbolized the failure of Congress to truly resemble the nation it serves.

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“We should be working actively to mix it up so we’re getting a real broad range of perspectives on every issue. Shoot, I would see that in Congress,” Obama said.

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