He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he’s a black man who has been mistaken for the valet and worries his daughters could face stereotypes.
First lady Michelle Obama said her husband also once was mistaken for a waiter at a black-tie party and asked for coffee. She said even when she went to Target as first lady, a fellow shopper asked her to get something from a shelf.
“I think people forget that we’ve lived in the White House for six years,” she said. “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 first couple spoke about their experiences with racism amid protests nationwide over the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in State Island, New York. Mrs. Obama said they have long talked to their girls about racism and the issues that have been raised in the wake of the two men’s deaths.
This is the year 2014 and his office door says “Office of the President of the United States of America”. This is not a time when-some Blacks in Africa -sold other Blacks to American White employers who needed workers.
Americans need our borders secure yesterday, and jobs for all Americans this holiday season. We don’t have one second to spare for “woe is me” stories that show the President in a weak light and encourage more oppression/depression states of mind.
Unemployed Americans today would LOVE to have any one of the valet jobs or other service related jobs that we used to hold-that illegal aliens are hoarding right now. Lets see a story about that-about all the jobs illegals are holding that belong to Americans.
People article: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20883472,00.html