Former North American first lady Michelle Obama said white Americans “keep moving” everywhere while minorities and immigrants move in their communities.
This was emphasized by the former first lady at the Obama Foundation Summit, held at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.
In an interview with journalist Isabel Wilkerson, in which Obama was accompanied by his brother, Craig Robinson, an NBA New York Knicks executive, the former first lady described when she first realized that she had become what she calls the “white flight.”
“We were doing everything we were supposed to do, and better,” said Obama, 55, about his family, remembering when they moved to a new address on the south side of Chicago.
“But when we moved, the white families left.”
“I want to remind whites that everyone was running away from us,” he continued.
‘And they’re still running away. “