Former First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to Gayle King on CBS This Morning and like all Moms admitted that she’s excited for Malia to graduate from Harvard but sadly, she worries about the racism she’ll encounter as a young black woman.
‘I am excited for her next chapter. That’s why I want to be as excited as every parent. I don’t want to worry about her entering a world where she has to worry about how people will treat her because of the color of her skin,’ she said.
She goes on to say:
‘Every time they get in a car by themselves, I worry about what assumption is being made by somebody who doesn’t know everything about them,’ she said.
‘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.’