Michelle Obama shared the considerations she has because the mom of two Black daughters “every time they get in a car by themselves” in a brand new interview with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King.
“I worry about what assumption is being made by somebody who doesn’t know everything about them,” the previous first woman stated of Malia, 22, and Sasha, 19.
“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,” Obama continued in a preview clip of the interview launched Friday.
The “innocent act” of getting a driver’s license is sufficient to put concern into the hearts of Black mother and father, she added. The full sit-down will air Monday.
Obama’s feedback about her daughters’ security got here after she defined why she and husband former President Barack Obama felt compelled to talk out following the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the homicide of George Floyd.
In a press release, the couple welcomed the decision however stated “true justice requires that we come to terms with the fact that Black Americans are treated differently, every day” and “requires us to recognize that millions of our friends, family, and fellow citizens live in fear that their next encounter with law enforcement could be their last.”
“We know that while we’re all breathing a sigh of relief over the verdict, there is still work to be done. We can’t sort of say, ’Great, that happened, let’s move on,’” Obama defined to King. “I know 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 our … walking our dogs… or allowing our children to get a license.”
Obama additionally counseled the Black Lives Matter protesters, whose message unfold nationwide within the wake of Floyd’s killing final May.
“They are taking to the streets because they have to,” she stated. “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 … sad and it’s dark. And it’s time for us to move beyond that.”
Watch the interview right here:
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