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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 04-13-2011, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Metro DC area
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Yes, he is black. And white. Your (black) ancestors helped make it so, by selling black Africans to whites along the coast. Deal with it.
I'm referring to the "one drop rule". Africans had NOTHING to do with that...get educated before you get defensive.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:01 AM
 
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I find it curious, and funny that one of C-Ds most conservative poster started a thread on Obama's ethnicity. Why? Because the ilk of the right scream like banshees that they dislike Obama, not because he is Black, but because of his idealogy.

Funny way of showing it. Face it. He looks Black to you. You see him as a Black man, and you may hate his political ideology, but add in that he's also a black man with an ideology and the hate goes viral. Oh dear God, all the descendents of illegal immigrants can't get over that an old, pasty faced White man isn't in the "White" House.
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Metro-Detroit area
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Wow, just another leftist wants to parrot the white privilege line. That's a whole different topic. First, all of those whites that believed in the 1 drop rule were wrong. Why science is so hard for you to comprehend speaks to your lack of intelligence, or rather, your brainwashing in leftist politics. The truth is, is that if you are of mixed race, you are ...wait for it...mixed race. And yes, that includes many whites. I can't speak for all of them, because I am an individual white man.

You do know, don't you, that not all whites are the same person, don't you?
LOL!!!...you are dim witted in a funny sort of way.
Wow just another white person who wants to deny the obvious privilege of being white, and hasn't the intellect to understand why it's relevant to this topic.

It's obvious from your attempt to post a rebuttal that you are out of your depth, go back and read my post SLOWLY then bring up issues of race and society in America as framed by white folk, or does the conservative lack of intellectual honesty prohibit you from admitting that unpleasant fact.

By the way I'm a Black Man with mixed blood, unlike some white folk, I don't pass off the lie that no other blood lines are present in mine.

You are a white male?, LOL, sure you are!! one hundred percent right??..

Speaking the truth...LOL!!!!

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Old 04-13-2011, 10:45 AM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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Lets try to be civil about a stupid subject.

President Obama self identifies himself as being black and is viewed that way by the majority of the American people. Now, biologically he is bi-racial like the vast number of black Americans in this country.

If someone can please explain to me why there is such a big debate over the subject?
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:04 AM
 
Location: truckee calif
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So Democrats will only vote for blacks?
Stupid. Every black knows he is bi-racial. And most blacks are bi-racial also. I am Native American but has black and white ancestors. I check what ever benefits me at the time. I checked white only once in order to get an apartment. Check Chickasaw when I want a govenment check. Check black when I am in the hood.
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: truckee calif
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"One Drop of Blood,"

by Lawrence Wright

"One Drop of Blood", by Lawrence Wright
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Metro-Detroit area
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Lets try to be civil about a stupid subject.

President Obama self identifies himself as being black and is viewed that way by the majority of the American people. Now, biologically he is bi-racial like the vast number of black Americans in this country.

If someone can please explain to me why there is such a big debate over the subject?
You are absolutely correct, my apologies !!!!!
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:29 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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Stupid. Every black knows he is bi-racial. And most blacks are bi-racial also. I am Native American but has black and white ancestors. I check what ever benefits me at the time. I checked white only once in order to get an apartment. Check Chickasaw when I want a govenment check. Check black when I am in the hood.
Funny thing about it is that depending where you go, everyone will label you as being black (dominate physical trait)
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:00 PM
 
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I'm referring to the "one drop rule". Africans had NOTHING to do with that...get educated before you get defensive.

YOU:
Wow...now I've heard it all. LMAO....Really sad how some folks are just SWIMMING in denial. Obama is Black...deal with it. And don't blame me for feeling this way.....your (White) ancestors made it so.

ME:
Yes, I know exactly what you are talking about, the "one drop rule". Africans had nothing to do with that is correct, which also has nothing to do with your comment I was commenting on, or my rebuttal. I said a statement of fact: Barack Obama is both Black and White. Unless, of course, you care to deny that? Your comments about getting educated are off, considering that you rushed to assumptions about my knowledge base. You also avoided the direct statement of fact about his race. Direct challenge to you: show me where I denied he was black? I stated he was. Its worth noting you avoided my statement about the origins of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. I know though, you need to misrepresent your opponents argument, because yours is so lacking.

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Old 04-13-2011, 06:07 PM
 
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Some Africans were sold by other Africans and many more were simply kidnapped in order to cut out the middle man. How can you state that Obama's ancestors were sold rather than kidnapped??..why were whites kidnapping Africans??..white people were not forced to buy and steal people, they just did what came natural.

Deal with it!!
AAAHH AHAHAHA!

Whites kidnapped Africans for profit, just like Afriacans kidnapped Africans for profit Follow along now, ok? Also, I mirrored a comment about ALL white ancestors being responsible for Barack's mixed heritage, so i responded in kind. Logically, it is the same, as Africans started and were partners in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. For those more intelligent, they would have understood that.

More and more Americans are becoming aware of the true history of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade (I differentiate it from the numerous other slave trades that happened and are still happening in history, ahem, Darfur). More Americans are also more willing to speak out on it.

Deal With It!
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