October 30, 2019


Addressing a crowd at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Obama linked her comments to the attitude currently directed at neighbors arriving from abroad.

“We’re no different than the immigrant families that are moving in,” she said, “families that are coming from other places to try to do better.”

“Because we can so easily wash over who we really were because of the color of our skin … the texture of our hair ― that’s what divides countries,” she added.

Obama wrote about the white flight she and her family faced on Chicago’s South Side in her best-selling autobiography “Becoming.” She returned to those times on Tuesday. Continue reading