Michelle Obama: I was mocked for talking like a white girl

March 21st, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Sheryl Crow

Chicago, Mar 21 (ANI): First Lady Michelle Obama was once taunted for talking “like a white girl.”

During her visit to Anacostia High School, on the poor side of town, Michelle talked about her childhood and whether she and her daughters still live a “normal life”.

Michelle revealed that she felt isolated from an institution in her own community while she was growing up, but managed to get over it, courtesy her smartness.

I remember there were kids around my neighbourhood who would say, ”Ooh, you talk funny, you talk like a white girl.” I heard that growing up my whole life. I was like, I don”t even know what that means, but you know what, I”m still getting my A,” The Chicago SunTimes quoted her as saying.

When asked about whether becoming USs First family changed her and her daughters Malia and Sashas life, Michelle replied, even as first daughters, Malia and Sasha “have to get up, set their alarms, get their own breakfasts, make up their beds, and put on their clothes, and get to school on time.

Today, my oldest daughter had to be out of the house by 6:30 a.m. She had to wake up on her own at 5:45 a.m., and she did,” she added.

The first ladys visit to Anacostia High School was a part of a career day she organized for Washington, D.C.-area students, featuring 20 other high profile women including Sheryl Crow, Dominique Dawes, Alicia Keys and Debbie Allen, and from Chicago, Penny Pritzker and Maggie Daley, wife of Mayor Daley. (ANI)

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