Having a black president in the White House may not have brought about the kind ofchange for African Americans that many anticipated — just yet. But having a black family in the White House “changes the bar” for every child, regardless of race, sexual orientation or gender, first lady Michelle Obama believes.

In an interview with Parade Magazine, FLOTUS expressed her views on whether having an African-American family in the White House has moved the needle, noting that her husband’s presidency “expands the scope of opportunity” for children because that’s where change happens. “Children born in the last eight years will only know an African-American man being president of the United States,” she said.

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