Michelle Obama ‘Exhausted and Frustrated’ After Kenosha Shootings

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is offering her thoughts on the recent shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and how the nation can move forward to alleviate the effects of racial injustice on the American people.

Obama took to Twitter on Friday to share how the shooting of Jacob Blake on Aug. 23 and the shooting of three protesters on Tuesday that killed two and injured the third has affected her.

She explained how she is “devastated” by the shootings.

“These past few months, I’ve been thinking a lot about what our kids are seeing every day in this country – the lack of empathy, the division stoked in times of crisis, the age-old and systemic racism that’s been so prominent this summer,” Obama said.

She added, “Sometimes they see it on the news. Sometimes they see it from the White House Rose Garden. And sometimes they see it from the back seat of a car. Like so many of you, I’m exhausted and frustrated right now. It’s a weight that I know Black and Brown people all across the country are shouldering once again. And we’re so often left wondering how things will get better.”

Obama indicated she is hopeful as a result of the “powerful protests” that have erupted throughout sports leagues and communities.

She acknowledged while the protests will not reverse the damage already done by the shootings, they will remind Americans racial injustice is an issue, and unless a change is made, it will persist.

Obama went on to encourage protesters to continue to demonstrate and Americans to head to the ballot box to vote for reform.

She said if Americans exercise their right to protest and participate in elections, “…Maybe we can prevent the next name from being added to this seemingly unending list of tragedies.”

The former first lady closed her post reminding Americans to register to vote and offering “so much love and prayers to the families of those we lost and those whose lives are forever changed.”

Responses

  1. NO ONE gives a RATSASS about this mongrels thoughts! GO AWAY and DO NOT come back… NO ONE CARES!! What part of GET THE F*CK OUTTA HERE do YOU not understand??? YOUR husband created this shit during his 8 yr reign of terror and NOW you have a thought!! GO POUNCE!!! You need to pray your spawns don’t get caught up in this chaos!!!

  2. Eight years of the Obamas and their class and race warfare crap. We’re tired of the Obamas.
    President Obama, the great divider and chief.

  3. Here’s my advice to you “black and brown people” maybe stop resisting arrest and you’ll stop getting injured or killed while resisting arrest? What exact is so hard about complying with orders given then moving on with your life?

  4. she says this from her 12 million dollar ‘beach house’. How irrelevant!

  5. Michelle you and your husband had 8 years to make changes. You both increased the racial problems because it benefited you both financially. So cute the crap. If you really cared, you have a voice and the finances to change and motivated change. Talk is easy. It doesn’t require much energy. You and your husband along with all the other empty rich cons have finally been shown up by an outsider.

  6. If the news was reported correctly what her children would be witnessing would be the lawful apprehension and neutralization of a criminal who threatened our police.

  7. Ex-Presidents and Ex-First Ladies need to be QUITE when it comes to our nation, they had their chance to fix it and failed.

  8. Michelle and her horrendous husband need to go the hell away.
    A noose would be too good for them. Two worthless people.

  9. Who cares what she has to say? She’s NOT a politician, has zero real-world accomplishments except forcing kds to throw away food while she dined on burgers and endangered species.

    I see some grooming for 2024 or later. Obviously she did not want the taint of the Cellar Dweller on her.

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