Michelle Obama

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Offline Shah Nister Kabir

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Michelle Obama
« on: May 11, 2015, 04:21:30 PM »
Michelle Obama says she had to fight misperceptions due to her ethnicity during the 2008 White House campaign that saw her husband become the first black president of the United States.

She told an audience of mainly black graduates she feared racial stereotypes might be harming her husband’s election campaign and worried what her daughters might feel if they knew what people were saying about her.

And she warned them of the “daily slights” they would face throughout their lives in the US, where “those age old problems are stubborn and they haven’t fully gone away”.

Source: the Guardian

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Re: Michelle Obama
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2015, 04:00:37 PM »
This is a regular issue that the USA is facing. Racism or discrimination is something that can't be uprooted.
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Re: Michelle Obama
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2015, 11:24:03 AM »
May be it is possible to reduce if not uprooted. However, the legacy we the people bear in our psychology is seriously problematic in many a cases. Once again, we need not to believe/like in others' values (and yes, the color) but we always can respect them. This what we all expect for a peaceful co-existence.

Thank you for your comment.
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Nister