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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle share their own experiences of being racially profiled in an exclusive interview with People Magazine, hitting newsstands today!
Michelle opened up saying “I think people forget that we’ve lived in the White House for six years, before that Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the south side of Chicago, who had his share of troubles catching cabs.”
The pair recalled an incident when Barack was mistaken for a waiter, Barak explained, “There’s no black male my age who’s a professional, who hasn’t come out of restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn’t hand them their car keys…the small irritations or indignities that we experience are nothing compared to what a previous generation experienced. It’s one thing for me to be mistaken for a waiter at a gala. It’s another thing for my son to be mistaken for a robber and to be handcuffed or worse, if he happens to be walking down the street and is dressed the way teenagers dress.”
Source: People.com/Image: nydailynews.com