Where are Malia and Sasha Obama? Michelle Obama worries about racial profiling when daughters drive, slammed

'Every time they get in a car by themselves, I worry about what assumption is being made by somebody who doesn’t know everything about them,' she said


                            Where are Malia and Sasha Obama? Michelle Obama worries about racial profiling when daughters drive, slammed
Former first lady Michelle Obama, Sasha, former president Barack Obama and Malia (Getty Images)

Former first lady Michelle Obama said she is terrified that even her two daughters — Malia Ann and Natasha (known as Sasha) — will be racially profiled when they are driving a car alone. “Every time they get in a car by themselves, I worry about what assumption is being made by somebody who doesn’t know everything about them,” she told CBS. 

“The fact that they are good students and polite girls, but maybe they’re playing their music a little loud, maybe somebody sees the back of their head and makes an assumption,” she said. “I, like so many parents of Black kids… the innocent act of getting a license puts fear in our hearts. Many of us still live in fear as we go to the grocery store, walking our dogs.”

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Former president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the US Capitol on January 20, 2021, in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

“I think we have to talk about it more. And we have to ask our fellow citizens to listen a bit more, and to believe us, and to know we don’t wanna be out there marching,” she said.

Her comments have caused a bit of outrage online, especially among conservatives. “Michelle Obama is a racist and she has passed it along to her kids,” said a Twitter user. “Michelle Obama said she fear for her daughters but she and her daughters are rich, living in their gated community with armed guards. What's there to fear?” said another user.

Lavern Spicer, a Republican party member running for Congress, wrote on Twitter: “Michelle Obama, instead of telling young black girls who look up to you that they’re doomed because of racism, why not tell them what you did to overcome it?” One Twitter user said, “Michelle Obama: Because of racism, I Fear for My Daughters Every Time They Get in a Car. Really??? They have a Secret Service detail, you race baiting piece shit!!!”



 



 



 



 

Where are Malia Ann and Sasha now?

In February, it was reported that Malia Obama will be joining the TV business. According to reports, she is reportedly going to work as a writer for an Amazon project helmed by actor, rapper and comic Donald Glover. The show is reportedly called ‘Hive’, which will follow “a Beyoncé-like figure”. Malia was an intern on the set of the HBO show ‘Girls’, as well as at Harvey Weinstein’s production company. 

Barack Obama spoke about what Malia and Sasha are like in an interview with InStyle in November 2020. "And Malia, she is just buoyant," he said. "She’s somebody who enjoys people, enjoys life, and enjoys conversation. She’s never bored, which is a badass quality that can take you places."

Sasha graduated from Sidwell Friends, a Quaker school located in Bethesda, Maryland, and Washington, DC, in 2019 and began attending the University of Michigan in the fall. As per reports, she has found popularity on TikTok. Earlier this year, a clip from the app went viral in which she danced along to Popp Hunna’s ‘Adderall (Corvette Corvette)’.

First Lady Michelle Obama arrives with daughters Malia Obama and Sasha Obama and her mother Marian Robinson at Stanstead airport on June 15, 2015, in London, England (Getty Images)

Speaking about Sasha, the former president said last year, "Sasha is, as Malia describes it, completely confident about her own take on the world and is not cowed or intimidated — and never has been — by anybody’s titles, anybody’s credentials. If she thinks something’s wrong or right, she will say so.”

“When she was four, five, six years old, once she made a decision, she would dig in and couldn’t be steered off it. I write about it in the book, how we were trying to get her to taste caviar when we were visiting Russia. She was like, 'Mnn-nnh. No. Sorry. That looks slimy. It’s nasty. I’m not going to do it — even if I’ve got to give up dessert.' And that part of her character has always been there," he continued.

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