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Mark Thompson

“[T]this might have been a small thing, but it’s important for people to understand. You cannot be culturally ignorant. He
singled out one African-American who came with the 20 in his entourage as an African-American that was in his kitchen cabinet in Massachusetts, and he promised that he would remain in his kitchen cabinet if he was in the White House.

To talk about being in the kitchen and not talk about an African-American actually being in your cabinet is really not a good metaphor to use with African-Americans.”