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Michelle Obama’s Mom Glad Barack Wasn’t ‘Completely White’

The Obama family orbit has some wild views on race.

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama described his own grandmother as a “typical white person . . . .”

(Just imagine the hellfire and brimstone that would have come down had Hillary Clinton dared to utter the words “typical black person”).

And now a 2004 interview of Michelle Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, has emerged, and it shows her apprehension to Michelle’s marriage to the biracial Barack Obama.

Robinson said she was worrisome about Michelle’s marrying Barack because he had a black father and white mom.

“That didn’t concern me as much as had he been completely white,” she said during the interview with WTTW’s Chicago Tonight. “I guess that I worry about races mixing because of the difficulty, not for, so much for prejudice or anything,” Robinson said. “It’s just very hard.”

The interview is part of material that may be included in a forthcoming book by Michelle Obama biographer Peter Slevin.

“Marian, no pushover, was favorably impressed with Barack.” Slevin wrote according to the Daily News.

The book, “Michelle Obama: A Life,” is due to hit bookstores April 7.


Jerome Hudson

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Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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