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President Obama Was Once Mistaken For A Waiter At Party

(AllHipHop News) Mark Zuckerberg didn’t know what 50 Cent looked like in 2005 but that could be attributed to being an anti-social genius spending all his waking hours to creating Facebook. However, mistaking the only Black person at a party as a waiter is an enitrely different story.

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Author Katherine Rosman recently tweeted her 2008 Wall Street Journal story on a time when a well established author mistakenly believed the then Illinois state senator was a waiter a party of “the New York media elite” back in 2003:

But what I will always remember is as I was leaving that party in 2003, I was approached by another guest, an established author. He asked about the man I had been talking to. Sheepishly he told me he didn’t know that Obama was a guest at the party, and had asked him to fetch him a drink.

President Obama spoke of his own experiences with racial profiling during a recent speech in the wake of the Trayvon Martin murder case verdict.

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