In her latest public appearance since her husband left office, former first lady Michelle Obama told a gathering in Denver on Tuesday she was hurt by racist comments made about her during her time in the White House.
Obama alluded to insults including those that referred to her as an ape as well as derogatory remarks about her body parts, according to The Denver Post.
When she was asked about breaking the glass ceiling as the first black first lady, Obama spoke about ‘the falling glass shards that cut the deepest.’
‘The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut,’ she said.
‘Knowing that after eight years of working really hard for this country, there are still people who won’t see me for what I am because of my skin color.’
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