Michelle Obama has spoken out about how she has had to fight misperceptions she has endured because of her ethnicity.
In a frank 30- minute speech at Tuskegee University, Mrs Obama spoke of the racial stereotypes and “daily slights” that she and her husband- US president Barack Obama- have faced during his election campaign.
In a segment of her speech, Obama spoke about frustration, “It can make you feel like your life somehow doesn’t matter. And as we’ve seen over the past few years, those feelings are real.”
“They’re rooted in decades of structural challenges that have made too many folks feel frustrated and invisible, and those feelings are playing out in communities like Baltimore and Ferguson and so many others across this country.”