Former First Lady Michelle Obama is at it again.
Didn’t get the job done
Obama’s recent remarks came during a speech at the Obama Foundation’s leadership conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“We’re still not where we need to be in the United States of America when it comes to race,” she stated.
The former first lady was joined at the conference by Hollywood actress Julia Roberts, former Miss Malaysia Deborah Henry, and, of course, husband and former President Barack Obama.
According to Michelle, the idea that her husband, during his time in the White House, would have been able to put an end to U.S. race problems is erroneous.
“People thought electing Barack Obama would end racism,” she said. “That’s 400 years of stuff that was going to be eliminated because of eight years of this kid from Hawaii? Are you kidding me?”
See Obama’s speech for yourself here:
WATCH: Michelle Obama speaks about racism at an Obama Foundation event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: “We’re still not where we need to be in the United States of America when it comes to race.” pic.twitter.com/7Bj8dTfniv
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 13, 2019
In October at a different Obama Foundation event, Michelle Obama brought up “white flight” and how it affected her community as a child.
“As families like ours — upstanding families like ours who were doing everything we were supposed to do and better — as we moved in, white folks moved out because they were afraid of what our families represented,” she said. “There were not gang fights, there were not territorial battles. Yet, one by one, they packed their bags and they ran from us. And they left communities in shambles.”
“I want to remind white folks, that y’all were running from us,” she continued. “This family, with all the values that you read about, you were running from us. And you’re still running because we’re no different than the immigrant families that are moving in.”
Yup, it’s 2008 all over again.