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Michelle Obama Is ‘Exhausted’ & Heartbroken As The Nation Mourns George Floyd’s Death

The tragedy of George Floyd’s murder and the dark truth it reveals about the profound racism that continues to plague our country is haunting and infuriating — and celebrities are speaking out. One of the latest powerful voices to mourn this tragedy — not to mention so many others — is Michelle Obama, who took to social media to compose her thoughts and express her feelings about “a heartbreak that never seems to stop.”

In a series of tweets late yesterday, the former first lady wrote, “Like so many of you, I’m pained by these recent tragedies,” and referenced not just George Floyd, but also Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. “Before that it was Eric, Sandra, and Michael,” she continued. “It just goes on, and on, and on.”

In her following tweets, Obama stressed that we all must take action, writing, “It’s up to all of us—Black, white, everyone—no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out. It starts with self-examination and listening to those whose lives are different from our own.”

The former first lady closed her remarks with a call for justice, compassion, and empathy.

Earlier, Barack Obama, her husband and 44th president of the United States, released his own statement — and, no surprise, seemed to find the exact right words to express what so many of us are feeling: “This shouldn’t be ‘normal’ in 2020 America. It can’t be ‘normal.”

In addition to the Obamas, a growing number of influential figures, including Gabrielle Union, Kamala Harris, and Taylor Swift, are urging us all to fight for an anti-racist world. Let’s listen — and act.

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