Michelle Obama Says Racist Attacks She Faced as First Lady ‘Cut the Deepest’

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Michelle Obama, Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

“The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut,” Obama said when Casteel asked her about the trials of being the first black first lady, 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.”

While her husband served as president of the United States, Obama was at the center of hateful, merciless attacks and comments. She was called an ape (and everything in between but a child of God), her body size and type were made fun of … the list goes on and on.

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