The “yellows and blues and whites and greens” don’t trust politics, claimed the former First Lady in a speech at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Tuesday.
“We should be working actively to mix it up, so we’re getting a real broad range of perspectives on every issue,” Obama said while speaking about diversity. “Shoot, I would see that in Congress.”
“At the State of the Union address … when you are in the room what you can see is this real dichotomy. It’s a feeling of color almost. On one side of the room is literally gray and white,” she said during the conference. “Literally, that is the color palette on one side of the room. On the other side of the room, there are yellows and blues and whites and greens. Physically, there’s a difference in color, in the tone, because on one side all men, all white, on the other side some woman, some people of color.”
“I look at that, and I go, no wonder. No wonder we struggle, no wonder people don’t trust politics,” she continued. “We’re not even noticing what these rooms look like.”
“If people haven’t had the experience of being other and out, and you are trying to fix the problem of those folks, it’s hard to come up with the right answer when you haven’t lived it,” she added.
Watch Obama speaking at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women in the video below.
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