...In the Private Sector... He deemed it as 'being behind enemy lines'... Co-Workers: Obama Inflated His Resume Dreams From My Father And so, in the months leading up to graduation, I wrote to every civil rights organization I could think of, to any black elected official in the country with a progressive agenda, to neighborhood councils and tenant rights groups. When no one wrote back, I wasnt discouraged. I decided to find more conventional work for a year, to pay off my student loans and maybe even save a little bit. I would need the money later, I told myself. Organizers didnt make any money; their poverty was proof of their integrity. Eventually a consulting house to multinational corporations agreed to hire me as a research assistant. Like a spy behind enemy lines, I arrived every day at my mid-Manhattan office and sat at my computer terminal, checking the Reuters machine that blinked bright emerald messages from across the globe. As far as I could tell I was the only black man in the company, a source of shame for me but a source of considerable pride for the companys secretarial pool. They treated me like a son, those black ladies; they told me how they expected me to run the company one day ______________________ Obamas Account of New York Years Often Differs From What Others Say Why was this man ever elected?