Are the Obamas living in a black section of Washington? Or one with lots of immigrants?
No. They’re living in a castle in Kalorama, one of the whitest, richest areas of a majority black city.
According to the Washington Examiner:
Michelle Obama spoke out against “white flight” in a recent interview, saying she experienced it as a kid and that it remains a problem.
“As families like ours — upstanding families like ours who were doing everything we were supposed to do and better — as we moved in, white folks moved out because they were afraid of what our families represented,” the former first lady said Tuesday at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago.
“I want to remind white folks that y’all were running from us … This family, with all the values that you read about, you were running from us. And you’re still running because we’re no different than the immigrant families that are moving in,” she continued. “The families that are coming from other places to try to do better. But, because we can so easily wash over who we really were — because of the color of our skin, because of the texture of our hair — that’s what divides countries, artificial things.”
Obama, 55, said she felt a “sense of injustice” and understood from a young age that white people were fleeing her neighborhood.