One of the reasons the world holds Michelle Obama in such high regard is her ability to speak out on difficult and important issues. And her latest interview is no exception...
The Obamas have become one of the most famous families in the world.
With Michelle still one of the foremost political and social commentators to this day...
Obama became the president of the people in 2008.
via: GettyAnd gained a strong and loyal fan base as a result of his progressive views on social issues such as same-sex marriage and gun control.
He successfully served 2 terms as president...
And, in his 8 years in the White House, Obama cut taxes for working families, small businesses, and first-time homebuyers, as well as sticking to his promise of tackling financial reform, alternative energy, reinventing education, and health care.
But Barack wasn't alone in his presidential journey.
via: GettyContinuously supporting him was his wife, Michelle Obama.
Michelle Obama quickly became just as famous as her husband...
And she made the most idyllic first lady.
The Obamas have a lengthy love story.
The couple first met when a then twenty-five-year-old Michelle Robinson was assigned as a mentor for a twenty-eight-year-old Barack Obama at their law firm.
Though Michelle admits that, initially, she wasn't too keen on the idea of dating Barack...
"Barack, about a month in, asked me out, and I thought 'No way. This is completely tacky,'" she told ABC News, when discussing how the pair had met.
But it was clearly meant to be.
Barack's proposed date was clearly a hit, as the pair were quick to become a couple, and later tied the knot in 1992. Michelle noted that her husband's vows were a glimpse at what was to come. “Barack didn’t pledge riches, only a life that would be interesting. On that promise he delivered," she later recalled.
Michelle supported her husband as he navigated his way through politics...
And, along with their 2 young daughters, was suddenly catapulted into the spotlight when he ran for president.
It didn't take the world long to fall completely in love with Michelle.
People simply loved the first lady.
And, even after Barack's presidency came to an end...
via: GettyMichelle has remained very much in the hearts of our nation and is still regularly seen out and about at public events.
Her post-White House career is flourishing.
Her memoir, Becoming, which was published in November 2019, has become one of the most successful books of the decade, and she regularly attends public engagements and does work for a variety of charities.
And there's a reason Michelle remains close to our hearts.
The fact she's willing to speak up when it matters.
And this week, she opened up to CBS about the issue of racial profiling...
"Every time [my daughters] 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 of their head and makes an assumption."
"I, like so many parents of black kids … the innocent act of getting a license puts fear in our hearts."
"Many of us still live in fear as we go to the grocery store, walking our dogs."
"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."
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