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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 04-04-2011, 06:19 AM
 
Location: 95468
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Pure racism is what explains the cons obsession with Obama being half white. It reminds me of that conversation in Roots II between Alex Haley and a famous American Nazi, George Lincoln Rockwell I think. In the scene Rockwell had just learned about the impressive education etc of Alex Haley, a black man. And he responds by saying that Haley must have some white blood in him and that white blood was where he got his brains
What interested you was the fantasy shot linking Rs with nazis.
Show one instance where a republican ever made refrence to the white blood of Obama. Republicans dismiss the concept. You loose.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:41 AM
 
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Why doesn't President Obama acknowledge that he's half-white or multiracial?

Has he denied it?

Unlike some of his shrieking supporters, it does not seem to be a big deal to him. Nor should it.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:59 AM
 
Location: North America
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It's all about what he appears to be. Does society treat him as black because he "says" he's black or because he has "black" features?
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Metro-Detroit area
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He calls himself Black because that's what this country demands of folk with one drop of black blood.

If the same criteria was used for the majority of Black Folk in this country most would be multi-racial.

Many White Folk would also be reclassified as Black or multi-racial.

Why don't more whites admit to being multi-racial or Black, their DNA would support that fact and according to some on this board there's no such thing as racism; or blacks get all the breaks.

Why don't more whites admit they have Black blood in them??


While defining race is controversial,[1] race remains a commonly used term for categorization. Insofar as race is defined differently in different cultures, perceptions of multiraciality will naturally be subjective.
According to U.S. sociologist Troy Duster and ethicist Pilar Ossorio:
Some percentage of people who look white will possess genetic markers indicating that a significant majority of their recent ancestors were African. Some percentage of people who look black will possess genetic markers indicating the majority of their recent ancestors were European.[2]
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Metro-Detroit area
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What interested you was the fantasy shot linking Rs with nazis.
Show one instance where a republican ever made refrence to the white blood of Obama. Republicans dismiss the concept. You loose.
Why would Republicans acknowledge any white blood in the CIC. Many of them are too busy calling him a Muslim, socialist, terrorist, Communist, and n1ggar, among other things.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:34 AM
 
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Good point recon
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:44 AM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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Honest question: How do Black Americans react to bi-racial children?
Black Americans have been having biracial children since the days of slavery. How would you expect Black Americans to react to biracial (or mixed heritage) children? Trust me, Black America is very accepting of mixed race children....most White Americans...not so much.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Southern Ontario
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Has any other President been asked to do this? Even white looking people can have a lot of ethnicities mixed into their history, and many ancestors of a different group. But nobody seems to care about a background of English German Greek Russian etc because it cannot be seen on the outside--the skin colour.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:57 AM
 
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It's all about the politics of race. If you were Barack Obama and you had the prospect of being referred to as the "First Black President," would you even bring white into the conversation? Of course not. That's why he wrote extensively about his background.....so he could rightfully say he has broached the topic in his books and thus had little need to say it out loud on the campaign trail where the notion of a "First Black President" was Golden Political Capital.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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What interested you was the fantasy shot linking Rs with nazis.
Show one instance where a republican ever made refrence to the white blood of Obama. Republicans dismiss the concept. You loose.
Where did I say anything about Republicans?
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