Let’s just speak frankly and say that if a white, Conservative, male had made these statements of the opposite color and/or sex there would be major protests in the streets.
Speaking on the topic of diversity at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Tuesday,
Michelle Obama said that many people “don’t trust politics” because the Republican Party is “all men, all white.”
“On one side of the room, it’s literally gray and white. Literally, that’s the color palette on one side of the room,” Obama said. “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 one side: all men, all white. On the other side: some women, some people of color.”
She said she would see that and think “no wonder people don’t trust politics.”
“We’re not even noticing what these rooms look like,” she said, adding that the problem of underrepresentation isn’t limited to the political world.
“Until we are ready to fight for that – which means some people have to be willing to give up their seats to make room, or you need to be ready to add more seats – I think we’re going to continue to struggle,” she said.