In the final episode of her podcast, Michelle Obama claimed that "being black is a crime" in America while remembering an incident that her brother had with police when he was 10.
In the last episode, Michelle Obama is joined by her brother Craig Robinson in a roundtable discussion. The two talked about a time when Craig was allegedly confronted by two police officers in Chicago who asked him if he had stolen the bike he was riding.sponsor
Michelle Obama said that “he was riding down the street on the yellow two-wheeler when the police stopped him and accused him of stealing the bike,” the New York Daily News reported. “He brought the cops back to his Chicago home to prove the bike was his, Obama, 56, said.”
“It was terrifying only because I was always taught that the police are your friends and they’ll believe the truth,” Robinson remembered. “I was telling them the truth and this guy would not believe me.”
Robinson led the police to his house to prove that the bike was his.
“I was absolutely heartbroken,” he said, “And I finally said to him, ‘Listen, you can take me to my house and I will prove to you this is my bike."
The Daily Wire reports:
The police officers then put Robinson into the back of a police car and drove him home where his mother, Marian Robinson, confirmed the bike was his.
Marian Robinson added some details to the story, including that both police officers who confronted the 10-year-old Robinson were black. She says she lectured the pair on how they “canceled out” what she had been teaching her children about interactions with police.
“What you did was cancel out a whole lot of things that we had been teaching them,” Marian said. “And I think you need to come back here and talk to them and at least admit you made a serious mistake, so that you won’t cancel out everything we’ve been trying to teach our children.”
Michelle Obama however went further and enacted her divisive tactics as she claimed that the police force was just a tool for systemic racism and being "black is a crime."
“Nobody thinks about the fact that we all come from good families that are trying to teach values,” she said. “But when you leave the safety of your home and go out into the street, where being Black is a crime in and of itself, we have all had to learn how to operate outside of our homes with a level of caution and fear, because you never know.”
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