First lady: Obama presidency has changed the bar

6:44 PM, Aug 16, 2013   |    comments
First lady Michelle Obama walks through the crypt on her way to watch U.S. President Barack Obama be sworn-in for a second term during his public Inauguration ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Building January 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The President and first lady were joined by daughters Sasha and Malia. (Photo by Molly Riley-Pool/Getty Images)
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David Jackson, USA TODAY

USA TODAY - First lady Michelle Obama says her husband's two terms in office - as the nation's first African-American president - will change attitudes for years to come.

Children born during Obama's eight years in the White House "will only know an African-American man being president of the United States," Obama said in an interview with Parade magazine.

Obama said:

"That changes the bar for all of our children, regardless of their race, their sexual orientation, their gender. It expands the scope of opportunity in their minds. And that's where change happens."

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