Woe is Me. The Obamas: How We Deal with Our Own Racist Experience

How can this happen to such an adorable couple? When will the "victimization" end?

Barack and Michelle playing the
race card in People Magazine

Having learned nothing from its in-the-tank-for-Democrats Hillary Clinton cover debacle, People Magazine is helping out President and Mrs. Obama in their efforts to play the racial victimization card with an interview bemoaning racial profiling, accompanied by a photo that shows a lot of work on making them look like an appealing couple. This is the gem of the piece: "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," said the president, adding that, yes, it had happened to him. None?

The Obamas open up about racism, how the
President has been mistaken for a valet and
their secret White House dance parties
Daily Mail [UK], by Louise Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/17/2014 9:21:05 AM     Post Reply
The Obamas have spoken candidly about their first-hand encounters with racism and secrets of their life in the White House. The President and First Lady recalled their experiences of prejudice including a time when Barack was handed someone´s car keys to fetch the vehicle at valet-parking outside of a restaurant. Michelle Obama told People earlier this month that their highly-privileged life in the White House has only been for the past six years and before that they were also exposed to prejudice. She said: ´Before that, Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago,

The Obamas: How We Deal with Our Own Racist Experiences

The Obamas: How We Deal with Our Own Racist Experiences
The Obamas open up about raising their daughters, the impact of stereotypes, and what's on the POTUS dance party playlist. Subscribe now for instant access to the exclusive PEOPLE interview!

The protective bubble that comes with the presidency – the armored limo, the Secret Service detail, the White House – shields Barack and Michelle Obama from a lot of unpleasantness. But their encounters with racial prejudice aren't as far in the past as one might expect. And they obviously still sting.

"I think people forget that we've lived in the White House for six years," the first lady told PEOPLE, laughing wryly, along with her husband, at the assumption that the first family has been largely insulated from coming face-to-face with racism.  

"Before that, Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago, who had his share of troubles catching cabs," Mrs. Obama said in the Dec. 10 interview appearing in the new issue of PEOPLE.

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