Who hasn’t ever been mistaken for an employee of some store or restaurant?
Bad news from Michelle Obama: if you’ve ever asked a stranger for help reaching something at the store, you’re a racist.
Barack and Michelle Obama are sharing their own personal experiences with racial prejudice, saying they’ve been mistaken for valet drivers and Target employees — the latter even occurring during their time at the White House.
“The only person who came up to me in the [Target] store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her,” Michelle Obama told People magazine, recalling a trip she made to Target, according to excerpts released Wednesday.