LEON: Obama at odds with teens

After the most recent assertion by President Obama that he has been the victim of racism in the past, teens are voicing their frustration. In an interview with People Magazine, Obama said, “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.” 

This has prompted instant outrage all over social media from teens across the country, calling the President selfish, self-absorbed and thin-skinned. 

Sam Jones, president of the newly-founded organization, We Don’t Work Here, responded by saying, “What the President said isn’t racist. Not saying he can’t be offended, but it’s not racist.” 

Jones, a student at Trinity High School, said  this happens to him all the time. “Not a week goes by I’m not at Best Buy or a grocery store, and some old person comes up and asks me where I can find something or how much something is … then I feel bad because there’s no polite way of saying, ‘I don’t work here you crazy old bag.’”

The We Don’t Work Here mission is to increase awareness for all innocent teens out there who are unjustly stereotyped as employees. 

Jones continues, “It’s also unfair to real employees. I mean, if I were working, I wouldn’t just be wandering around all high and munching on some Bugles. Just can’t believe that’s what they expect out of hardworking shelf-stockers and busboys.”