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When Obama was mistaken for waiter

When Obama was mistaken for waiter
The First Couple sat down for a candid conversation with People magazine on racism in America. “There’s no black male my age, who’s a professional, who hasn’t come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn’t hand them their car keys,” the President told the magazine, confirming that he had experienced being taken for a valet.

The President was joined by the First Lady for an interview on, How We Deal with Our Own Racist Experiences, that will hit the stands on Friday. On her part, Michelle Obama related that even as the First Lady, during a visit she took to a Target store, the only person who came up to her in the store was a woman who asked her to help take something off a shelf. “Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn’t anything new,” she said.  “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.”
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