I was called an “ape in heels” – Michelle Obama, other black celebrities recall worst racist moments

US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks following a screening of the movie, "Hidden Figures," in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House in Washington, DC on December 15, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Racism is a century-long virus that has affected American society. Over the past years, blacks living in the U.S and across the globe have experienced racism in several forms – at work, home, community or school.

It has affected even the most powerful of them all.

As black communities rise up in solidarity with the gruesome death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, we take a quick look at some heartbreaking experience black celebrities have suffered in the past.

Last Edited by:Kent Mensah Updated: June 12, 2020


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