“You think, ‘That is so not me.’ But then you sort of think, ‘Well, this isn’t about me. This is about the person or the people who write it,’” Michelle Obama told Oprah. “That’s just the truth.”
“You start thinking, ‘Oh, wow, we’re so afraid of each other,’” she said. “Color. Wealth. These things that don’t matter still play too much of a role in how we see one another, and it’s sad because the thing that least defines us as people is the color of our skin. … It’s our values. It’s how we live our lives. And you can’t tell that from somebody’s race, somebody’s religion. People have to act it out. They have to live those lives.
“I thought, ‘OK, well, let me live my life out loud so that people can then see and then judge for themselves,’” she said. “And that’s what I want young people to do: Just live your life. Live it out loud.”
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