Michelle Obama Says Seeing a Black First Family In the White House will Have ‘a Lasting Impact’ on African-American Children


African-American children will be forever impacted by the Obamas having been in the White House.

“I think when it comes to Black kids, it means something for them to have spent most of their life seeing the family in the White House look like them,” said First Lady Michelle Obama in an ESSENCE interview. “It matters.”

FLOTUS, 52, and President Barack Obama, 55, sat down with the black women’s glossy and look stunning on the October cover.

The two shared their favorite memories from their eight-year stay at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, discussed their plans after completing their final term and mused about the positive effect their rise to power has had on minorities.

“All the future work that Barack talked about, I think over these last few years, we’ve kind of knocked the ceiling of limitation off the roofs of many young kids’ imaginations of what’s possible for them,” continued Mrs. Obama, a Princeton University and Harvard Law School grad.

“And as a mother, I wouldn’t underestimate how important that is, having that vision that you can really do anything—not because somebody told you, but because you’ve seen and experienced it. I think that will be a lasting impact on our kids.”

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SOURCE: EEW Magazine News – Rebecca Johnson