Former first lady Michelle Obama took the stage for an interview at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women this week and made a pretty disturbing statement about the GOP and white “men” in general in an attempt to emphasize the importance of diversity…

I think saying such crap really loses your message but hey… at least they’re out of the White House.

“We should be working actively to mix it up, so we’re getting a real broad range of perspectives on every issue. Shoot, I would see that in Congress,” she stated.

“At the State of the Union address… when you are in the room what you can see is this real dichotomy. It’s a feeling of color almost,” Obama said. “On one side of the room is literally gray and white. Literally, that is the color palette on one side of the room. On the other side of the room, there are yellows and blues and whites and greens. Physically, there’s a difference in color, in the tone, because on one side all men, all white, on the other side some woman, some people of color.”

The former first lady then added… “I look at that, and I go, no wonder. No wonder we struggle, no wonder people don’t trust politics. We’re not even noticing what these rooms look like.”

In essence, the GOP is too white and too male for her tastes… “it’s hard to come up with the right answer [to the problems of minorities] when you haven’t lived it.”

“Many of the young people today, they only know Barack Obama as their president and what that standard felt like and what kind of messages were being talked about… They grew up only under hope and possibility and options and opportunity and creating more space,” Obama argued. “I think they will feel some of what’s happening now as intrinsically not what they were taught.”

 

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