Why some African-American women view Michelle Obama as a 'rock star'

Sophia Nelson, featured columnist at theGrio, spoke with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts about the ways in which different generations of black women view Michelle Obama. She explains that older generations have a more maternal feeling towards her, saying “My mom, who is a baby boomer, looks at Michelle like a daughter figure, someone she’s proud of.”

On the other hand, Nelson says that women who are her age and younger — Generation X and Y — look at her as a rock star. “She is the epitome of what black women want to be: she is affirmed, fabulous, fulfilled… she let’s us know that we can have it all.”

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