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View Poll Results: In your opinion, what is President Obama's race?
White 4 1.73%
Black 59 25.54%
Multiracial 142 61.47%
I don't believe in "race" 26 11.26%
Voters: 231. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-06-2011, 02:55 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Then its a good thing we have a rightist media to make up crap instead.
Interesting you think criticism of Obama would involve 'making crap up'.....

It could of course just be the truth...
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:59 PM
 
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Remember when some black "leaders" denounced General Powell as not being "black enough"?

lol
Colin Powell is part Irish.

Mixed Race Studies » Colin Powell

The boundaries between traditional racial categories shift as more people identify themselves as multiracial. The term adds another dimension to the complex issue of race in America.

After winning the Masters Tournament in 1997, the golf star described himself as “Cablinasian” — as in Caucasian, black, American Indian and Asian.

Colin Powell, a light-skinned black man, quickly dismissed Wood’s invention.

“In America, which I love from the depths of my heart and soul, when you look like me, you’re black,” Powell said.

Woods says “Cablinasian” honors his multiracial heritage. In 1997 he told Oprah Winfrey that being identified solely as an African-American bothered him. But others, who agree with Colin Powell, believe Woods will always be thought of as black and treated as such.

The Woods-Powell disagreement illustrates the deep rift between those who believe that race is a biological category and those who believe it is a political one. As more mixed-race couples join Woods’ camp by identifying their children as “multiracial,” or even “white,” civil rights groups worry about the loss of historical racial categories."

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Old 04-06-2011, 03:04 PM
 
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Or the fact because of the blantant racism in this at that time they proably could not be able to live in a white neighborhood for fear of a lynching or at least a cross buring or two
Liberal fantasy. This isn't 1960s Mississippi, although you probably still wish it were. Plenty of blacks live safely in or near white neighborhoods without being lynched or having crosses burned on their lawn.

Come join us in the 21st Century some time.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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Liberal fantasy. This isn't 1960s Mississippi, although you probably still wish it were. Plenty of blacks live safely in or near white neighborhoods without being lynched or having crosses burned on their lawn.

Come join us in the 21st Century some time.
You are right I should, but maybe you should get out more and tell some of your brethren the same thing.

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You were saying.......?

Do I really need to go any further?
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:26 AM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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As more mixed-race couples join Woods’ camp by identifying their children as “multiracial,” or even “white,” civil rights groups worry about the loss of historical racial categories."
Also losing their power,which is much more important to them....

When race stops being so important to certain groups,then race based groups will no longer have any place....

When race stops being so important,then using race as an excuse for things can no longer be used either.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:31 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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If he prefers the black side of his identity, it is his business.
I have a friend who is half Japanese, half black. She almost exclusively identifies with her Japanese side.
Probably only few mixed-race people like all their ethnic sides equally much. The more different those sides are, the more likely one is to favor one or the other.
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:58 AM
 
Location: America
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If Barack is multiracial, then so are most blacks.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:37 AM
 
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lets not kid ourselves, if white people see a guy like him walking down the street.. " he is black". He was more accepted in to that culture etc.
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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Because when you see him, you see a black man. If he didn't tell you, you wouldn't know, and anyone who has a problem with blacks isn't gonna ask for his genealogy to see if he's half white.

It's about how you look. You look a certain way, you get treated a certain way.
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:36 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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Because when you see him, you see a black man. If he didn't tell you, you wouldn't know, and anyone who has a problem with blacks isn't gonna ask for his genealogy to see if he's half white.

It's about how you look. You look a certain way, you get treated a certain way.

In this country, you are what everyone ELSE thinks you are, until corrected (Tiger), and even than it still won't change their minds
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