Obama impersonator from Philly featured in French ad campaign

Article published on Jan. 20, 2009
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Article published on Jan. 20, 2009
In this video, produced by the Conseil Représentatif des Associations Noires, a man who looks remarkably like the new US president is filmed jogging in Paris. He is stopped by French police in the video and asked for his papers.
The point the video tries to make is that the French police use racial profiling; it is less effective, though, than it could be, since the Obama look-alike actually claims to the police that he is the US president.

The police in the video are actors, and Michael Lamar, in my opinion, doesn't really look like Obama, but the point the CRAN makes is backed up by research they conducted last year: minorities in France are stopped by the police twice as much as everyone else.

Press release from the CRAN