A week ago, the Washington Post ran a business story about BET founder Robert L. Johnson and his plans to build a luxury hotel in Liberia, West Africa.
An accompanying photograph showed a black man sitting next to a hotel bed. The caption said it was Robert Johnson. It wasn’t.
The man in the photo, according to the Post’s correction, was Corey Printup... one of Mr. Johnson’s employees.
And the Misidentified Black Person phenomenon claims its first billionaire victim!
(Thanks to Calvin for the tip.)