They may be leaders of the free world, but President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama are not immune to racism.
In a PEOPLE feature, the power couple open up about having to deal with prejudice and stereotypes just like everyone else.
“I think people forget that we’ve lived in the White House for six years,” the first lady told the publication. “Before that, Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago, who had his share of troubles catching cabs.”
Remember when, in 2011, the first lady made an incognito trip to Target? She had no entourage and was wearing a baseball cap, and dark shades.
Here’s the real scoop on what happened during that much buzzed about shopping trip:
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Just Like Us: The Obamas Open Up About Dealing With Racism was originally published on praisecleveland.com