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Revisiting Jacob Philadelphia, the boy who touched Obama's hair

Barack Obama, Hair, Inspiration, Jacob Philadelphia, Lawrence ODonnell, Politics, The Last Word, White House -

Revisiting Jacob Philadelphia, the boy who touched Obama's hair

President Barack Obama had an touching moment back in 2009 with Jacob Philadelphia, a young visitor at the White House. When Jacob asked the president if he could feel his hair, the president’s kneeling down to oblige the young admirer was the moment the president showed his critics how to communicate intimate nature of race with other African-Americans without politicizing the issue. In this clip from The Last Word, Lawrence O’Donnell revisits this iconic image.

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