Michelle Obama Said Making Mistakes ‘Was Not an Option’ In The White House

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Michelle Obama, we miss you!

The former first lady recently spoke to Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden about her time in the White House with her husband President Barack Obama. “Barack and I knew very early that we would be measured by a different yardstick,” she said. “Making mistakes was not an option for us. Not that we didn’t make mistakes, but we had to be good — no, we had to be outstanding — at everything we did….When you’re the first, you’re the one that’s laying the red carpet down for others to follow.”

She also spoke about the dangers of discrimination based on skin color. “It’s just a shame that sometimes people will see me, and they will only see my color, and then they’ll make certain judgments about that,” she said. “That’s dangerous, for us to dehumanize each other in that way. We are all just people.”

H/T: Time

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