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Michelle Obama talks to Oprah Winfrey about wealth and race

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Michelle Obama gave her final one-on-one interview as first lady to Oprah Winfrey for an upcoming CBS special -- and shared her thoughts about race.

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks with Oprah Winfrey. CBS News

“Color, wealth, these things that don’t matter still play too much of a role in how we see one another, and it’s sad because the thing that least defines us as people is the color of our skin,” Michelle Obama said.

Oprah Winfrey talks to First Lady Michelle Obama. CBS News

More of the interview will air on Friday on “CBS This Morning.” The special airs Monday on CBS at 8/7c and again on OWN on Dec. 21 at 9/8c. 

The interview is titled “First Lady Michelle Obama Says Farewell to the White House - An Oprah Winfrey Special,” and is produced by OWN Studios. The first lady talks to Winfrey about her eight years in the position, her accomplishments during that time and her plans for the future. 

Many fans have urged Michele Obama to run for president, but she already quashed those rumors. At a summit for veteran homelessness at the White House in November, the first lady finally responded to a person’s cry to, “Run for president!” and said, “Be quiet back there” as she laughed. 

In January, President Obama also said Michelle had no plans to run for president.

Wondering what she’ll do instead? Tune in to find out.

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