Michelle Obama: “I’d never stood out because of the color of my skin”


Michelle Obama…delivering inspiring words

The perpetual victimhood shtick never gets old for some people.

From Daily Mail: Many former students remember having to fend off college jitters at the start of their education—and among them is none other than Michelle Obama, who reminisced about her ‘scary’ experience at Princeton University in a new Instagram post.

The former first lady, 54, shared a photo of herself as a young student on Tuesday, explaining it was taken in the early 1980s at the Ivy League institution. Michelle enrolled in 1981 at the age of 17 before graduating cum laude in 1985 with a B.A. in Sociology.

She can be seen in the image posing on campus in a denim jacket and red sweater, carrying a bag on her left shoulder. While Michelle smiles confidently at the camera in the snap, going to college was a frightening experience for her, as she explained in her post.

‘This is me at Princeton in the early 1980s,’ she wrote next to the photo. ‘I know that being a first-generation college student can be scary, because it was scary for me.’

Michelle, the daughter of the late Fraser Robinson, a water purification worker, and Marian Robinson, a former bank secretary, enrolled at Princeton following in the footsteps of her brother, a graduate of the class of 1983. Neither of their parents attended college.

‘I was black and from a working-class neighborhood in Chicago, while Princeton’s student body was generally white and well-to-do,’ Michelle added in her Instagram post.

‘I’d never stood out in a crowd or a classroom because of the color of my skin before.  

‘But I found close friends and a mentor who gave me the confidence to be myself. Going to college is hard work, but every day I meet people whose lives have been profoundly changed by education, just as mine was.’

The former first lady, who congratulated the class of 2018 in her message, shared her tips with current students who might also be facing difficulties or feel intimidated, adding: ‘My advice to students is to be brave and stay with it.’

Michelle has been sharing a series of throwback photos on her Instagram account ahead of the release of her memoir, Becoming, which is to be released in November.

On Wednesday, she posted a picture of herself and her husband Barack, 56, on their wedding day in October 1992. She can be seen sitting on a chair during their reception, laughing while Barack removes her garter belt as per tradition.

‘You can’t tell it from this photo, but Barack woke up on our wedding day in October, 1992 with a nasty head cold,’ she wrote in the caption.

‘Somehow, by the time I met him at the altar, it had miraculously disappeared and we ended up dancing almost all night. Twenty five years later, we’re still having fun, while also doing the hard work to build our partnership and support each other as individuals. I can’t imagine going on this wild ride with anybody else.’

On Tuesday, the former first lady posted a photo of herself as a girl with her parents, sharing tributes to each of them. ‘My father, Fraser, taught me to work hard, laugh often, and keep my word,’ she wrote.

‘My mother, Marian, showed me how to think for myself and to use my voice. Together, in our cramped apartment on the South Side of Chicago, my family helped me see the value in our story, in my story, and in the larger story of our country.’

Michelle has opened up in the past about her time as a student, and earlier this month further reminisced on the ‘struggle’ she experience at the start of her undergraduate career at a public event in Philadelphia.

She took to the stage during College Signing Day, which honors Philadelphia students for their pursuit of a college education or career in the military. The event stems from her Reach Higher initiative, which Michelle launched four years ago as first lady in support of education nationwide. 

The Princeton and Harvard Law School graduate told the crowd of 7,000 students of her own doubts back when she started her education—and coached them on how to overcome their own insecurities.

Michelle, whose daughter Malia, 19, is currently a freshman at Harvard University, started by assuring the students that it is ‘perfectly normal’ for them to be scared at the prospect of starting college, because she ‘certainly’ was.

‘But here’s the advice that I have for you. You’re going to get to college and you’re going to struggle sometimes because we all struggle,’ she said during the event.

When Barack and I set foot in the White House, it was a struggle. There were a lot of people who told us that we weren’t supposed to be in the White House, that we couldn’t handle the pressure, that we weren’t ready. So I’m telling you: they will doubt you today and they will doubt you for the rest of your life. But you will have some struggle, and that’s OK.

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41 responses to “Michelle Obama: “I’d never stood out because of the color of my skin”

  1. The Left’s tiresome schtick: Eternal Victimhood.

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  2. No doubt violins were playing in the background while Michelle Obama gave her speech! Enough already, Booker T. Washington must be rolling in his grave.

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    • When I see this picture of Booker T Washington, and read his words, I see an individual of true nobility, and keen intellect. Good grief, Moochell, for having graduated from Harvard Law School with a law degree .. . . her privileges to practice law were suspended. . . .now that just about tells you everything you need to know about this woman. Now rather than re-enter the field of law can run around the country selling herself making speeches, and making deals with Netflix to wow the rest of us with her knowledge. I find her brand of success to be utter hogwash!

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      • Soon she won’t need to run anywhere. Netflix will open the doors of millions of homes to her and Mr. O. They can sit in their living room and cash in hard on their drivel and inane opinions and devilish commie insights and a legion of useful idiots will go “Uhhh!” and “Ohhh!” and “Ahhh!” and bow to the king.

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  3. Delusion is wonderful, isn’t it?

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  4. Sorry, it is hard to believe as lazy as she is known to be, that she graduated cum laude. Losing her law license and given a hospital administration job, where she asked David Axelrod to help her make her numbers look better so she could get a huge bonus, he showed her all about patient dumping. What a proud moment that must have been.
    I am not sure she should be the one to give a college inspiration speech.

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    • Glenn47 . . . . YOU HIT THAT RIGHT ON SPOT!!! She would not be my first choice as being representative of a truly successful person, much less one who should be giving speeches to encourage young university students.

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      • How discouraging Mooch’s message must be to black people, especially young people. If a President (Barry) and First Lady (Mooch) still can’t overcome “racism,” what hope is there?

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  5. If not for the race card she/he would have no cards at all. Poor pitiful me give me a break. Same old song and dance ♫♪♫♪☻

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  6. You stood out because of the dick in your pants you pathetic hack.

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  7. Captain Obvious

    Grammar Nazi has arrived!
    Let’s look at her statement:
    “I’d never stood out because of the color of my skin/”
    Should the sentence read:
    “I had never stood out.”?
    Or maybe.
    “I would never stood out”
    “I’d” can contract with either of those words, but replacing the contracted word in the sentence with either of those words makes no sense. Unless you are 2 or you have no concept of the English language.
    I’ll take the latter….

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    • Grammar Nazi says “I would never stood out” should be “I would never stand out”. 😀

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    • Haha, great grammar discussion. Maybe it made sense “Ebonically-speaking.”

      She had never stood out before due to skin color because she had previously only associated with blacks & attended black schools. She then goes to a mostly-white college & boohoo, what did she expect? She now stood out! If a white went to an all black school, they would stand out, too. Why didn’t she go to a Historic Black College instead & save herself the “trauma”? No sympathy because >>>

      I went to a VERY SMALL private school 1-8th grades, then switched to a VERY LARGE public junior high school with THOUSANDS of students for 9th grade. Both schools were ALL WHITE, yet I was SCARED AS WELL > due to the SIZE of the school & its student body. It had nothing to do with skin color. SO BIG DEAL, Moochelle, that’s life. I got over it. When will you?

      Re: her book title, BECOMING. Lol, is it her story of “becoming a tranny”? It cannot possibly be re her being “becoming” (lovely, attractive) because she is neither, especially her “race victim” martyr-mentally which is NOT “becoming” whatsoever.

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  8. Oh please, after 8 years of hell, why doesn’t that thing just shut the he!! up.

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  9. She was disbarred in Illinois because the color of her skin either….
    (however she did pass the barr because the color of her skin and did absurdly sleep in the White House because the color of her skin…)….

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  10. Such bullsh*t!! One doesn’t just “enroll” at Princeton. Especially coming from a working class background (first in her family to go to college, she says), she MUST have had a mentor all along the way. And if she was so threatened, she could have gone to any number of excellent historically black colleges (HBCs) like Howard or Temple.

    Poor, poor Moochelle. I weep for her pain. 😏

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  11. I guess the lessons of keeping her word and thinking for herself didn’t stick well.

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  12. Patricia Wilk

    She and others like her just refuse to let go of their obsession with their skin color. They really must let go of their self-hatred and stop projecting it onto others. Classic example of a psychological breakdown.

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  13. Insert vomit emoji here!

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  14. No, Michelle, you stand out not because you’re black, but because you’re a GHETTO MONSTROSITY. I read your thesis, too: This, too, stands out, as being a TOTAL JOKE.
    Now GO AWAY.

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  15. The mere sight of either/both of the Obama creeps just enrages me. That is all.

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  16. Cry me a river! Does she not know that billions of people have never ‘stood out’ regardless of skin color? Most have ‘stood out’ because they’re willing to ‘sell out’. Great people are forged in fire, lesser people are baked in Easy Bake ovens. Michelle was only sightly toasted in a toaster oven.

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  17. One of my Uncles was a Professor at Princeton during the 80’s I wonder if he remembers Michelle…..


  18. of course not it was the size of her testicles………

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  19. mooch’s daily mail princeton pic looks like a photoshop

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  20. “Why is Amazon running a full page of “Michelle Obama for President” T-Shirts? What does Bezos know that we don’t know?”

    …asks a liberal UNZ writer who writes as if he is NOT a fan of Moochelle. He wonders WHY her new book will be released 11/13/18, only a few days after the mid-term elections. He also thinks the $60mil check for her book is too much for her lackluster writing talents & that it is a pay-in-advance for political goals. @Saboteur365 had the UNZ excerpts.

    As for Bezos knowing something, I say maybe the ODDama couple have Alexa in their house & Bezos heard them discussing Manchelle running vs. Trump in 2020!

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  21. I have met very honorable blacks! Here’s a IT, so dam confused it has never known what it actually is, an that’s why it could never stand out. Let’s see, Man? no. Woman? no. Class? none. Black? Medium rare with a protruding jaw similar to the simian genus. Money? yes, but not honestly earned, in summary you can take the IT out of the ghetto, but you cannot get the ghetto out of the IT.

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  22. I’d like to know how he remained “unnoticed”. He looks like Mighty Joe Young in a dress. This is pathetic.

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  23. Comrade Obama

    Its wonderful to have a president who has balls and a first lady who doesn’t for a change.

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