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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

 
 
Old 04-03-2011, 11:27 PM
 
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Yeah but he has acknowledged that he is multiracial.

Frankly WHO CARES?!?!
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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How many people of pure African decent do you think there are in the US? I suggest very few. Many people of mixed race call themselves black.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:30 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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How many people of pure African decent do you think there are in the US? I suggest very few. Many people of mixed race call themselves black.
That may be true...however it is VERY obvious that Obama has a white mother....and so is half white.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:32 PM
 
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Many people of mixed race call themselves black.
Yes, but as multiracial people become more common, more of them will simply call themselves multiracial rather than trying to fit themselves into one race - or at least I hope so. There's nothing wrong with being multiracial and proud of it.

What Are You? (Multi-Racial Pride!) | Facebook
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:36 PM
 
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That may be true...however it is VERY obvious that Obama has a white mother....and so is half white.
So what do you suggest? Should he start every campaign speech with a "Hello America, just in-case you didn't know, my mom is white"....?
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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Yes, but as multiracial people become more common, more of them will simply call themselves multiracial rather than trying to fit themselves into one race - or at least I hope so. There's nothing wrong with being multiracial and proud of it.

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I would agree with that, especially with the younger crowd, but keep in mind as I mentioned the term multi-racial is pretty new. It wasn't an official statistic until the 2000 census. So basically until Obama was almost 40 a legal designation for multiracial didn't even exist.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Maine
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It is VERY obvious that Obama has a white mother....and so is half white.
So What? What's your point?
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:53 PM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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If yo have noticed he does not commit to anything.

Just like his voting as a Senator, when it came down to anything that would put him on record he was a NO SHOW.

Asking him to commit to anything is like asking him to tell the truth and that aint gonna happen.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:56 PM
 
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Race; census; Obama: Black and more so - latimes.com

The article quoted a political science professor who said that Obama identifies as black for political reasons. If he had called himself multiracial in Chicago, he never would have had a political career.
He's done nothing to hide the fact that he has a White American mother and he was raised by White American grandparents that had a positive influence on his wife. So what's YOUR BEEF?
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:59 PM
 
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Well Obama was raised in a black environment so i guess he identifies with....wait a minute.....
It may in fact have more to do with White Americans and their acceptance of bi-racial children that have a White parent and a Black parent. In many cases White Americans don't accept these children with open arms. You hear a lot of stories of some White Americans that will not even acknowledge their grandchildren if one of their children decides to have a child with a Black person. Not to say that it never happens with Black Americans but the behavior seems much more prevalent with White Americans.

In many cases White Americans automatically identify these children as Black, especially based on first impressions.

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