A new biography of Michelle Obama has revealed that her mother was initially suspicious of her future son-in-law because he was of mixed race.
Barack Obama’s father was from Kenya and his mother was a white woman. His parents met in Hawaii although his father abandoned his family when the future president was aged just two.
The claim is contained in a new biography of the First Lady written by Washington Post correspondent Peter Slevin.
However, despite her initial reservations, Marian Robinson, 77, was soon won over by the high-flying lawyer who had serious political ambitions.
As part of his research into Mrs Obama’s life, Mr Slevin uncovered an interview with WTTW’s ‘Chicago Tonight’ show where Mrs Robinson addressed the issue of race.
She told the interviewer that his mixed-race heritage did not worry her. ‘That didn’t concern me as much as had he been completely white.’
Mr Slevin told the New York Daily News that ‘Marian, no pushover, was favorably impressed with Barack’.
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