President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle have had the most unique experience of any family in the White House in the history of this country.
As the first African-American’s to hold the positions they have had to endure lots of racism throughout their tenure from the common citizen to people holding power in Washington D.C.
Amid all the controversy with our justice system and race within the past couple years the nations most famous couple sat down with People Magazine to discuss their first-hand accounts with racism in their lives. Even going into a detail about how Obama had trouble catching cabs in Chicago.
“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 Obama.
Meanwhile, the First Lady added that at one event, “he was wearing a tuxedo at a black-tie dinner, and somebody asked him to get coffee.”
Speaking on cases such as Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Akai Gurley, he explained the troubles in today’s America, “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.”
The full interview will be released on Friday’s issue of People Magazine.