Charles Ogletree was a black panther. He is also the lawyer of Henry Louis Gates, the racist Harvard professor who’s racism caused the beer summit. Ogletree’s daughter Rashida was recently hired into Holder’s Justice Department as a lawyer. Ogletree is still a militant leftist and is still called on by the Obamas for advice.
Ogletree is an authority on race and politics and became Obama’s mentor when Obama was a student there. Another former Ogletree student is Michelle Obama. The first lady did not accompany her husband to the reception, but senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, who also has a home on the island, joined him.