As one of the most recognized people in the world, first lady Michelle Obama has been on the receiving end of much negativity. In 2012, the critiques took on a racial dimension, she says, when New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor released The Obamas, a book which purported to reveal the inner workings of the White House. In it, the first lady is depicted as being forceful and clashing with President Obama's aides. According to the first lady, she was portrayed as the stereotypical "angry black woman."
Here, in an interview with Oprah, set to air on CBS and OWN, she addresses the racial stereotype and why she believes some people sought to define her that way.