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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, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Metro-Detroit area
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So you concede that many voted for him simply due to the color of his skin? And you're okay with that?
Are you okay with whites who voted against him only because of his skin color??
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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Are you okay with whites who voted against him only because of his skin color??
No. Your turn.
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:12 PM
 
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It is truly funny that white folk after hundreds of years of insisting that one drop of black blood made a person a Negro, that all of a sudden white folks are insisting that black folk must acknowledge their European heritage, and I might add, not out of some new found love and affection for their African brethren.
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:36 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Plus who would believe him if he had said that he was white?
People in this country are physically race conscience, in otherwords you cannot claim to be something that you don't look like without some controversely
Well...there are pictures of his mother.

And the Grandparents...

Those might be clues to his racial heritage.
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:38 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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It is truly funny that white folk after hundreds of years of insisting that one drop of black blood made a person a Negro, that all of a sudden white folks are insisting that black folk must acknowledge their European heritage, and I might add, not out of some new found love and affection for their African brethren.
Wow,Obama is REALLY stuck in the past...

No wonder race relations are so terrible in this country,when you have so many wrapped up in how dark they are....
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:46 PM
 
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It is truly funny that white folk after hundreds of years of insisting that one drop of black blood made a person a Negro, that all of a sudden white folks are insisting that black folk must acknowledge their European heritage, and I might add, not out of some new found love and affection for their African brethren.
That pretty much kills this thread.
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Way,Way Up On The Old East Coast
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Greetings,

Indeed mates ... no matter how some of the the bloody "Looney Liberals" spin the matter of race regarding "The One", they cannot change the obvious fact that the blighter is 50% White & 50% Black !!!

Ere now "Loonies" overcome your trauma and regain your brain ! What !

Bother such mugs as these ! Quite !

Ta /Old Sgt. Lamar
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:50 PM
 
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It is truly funny that white folk after hundreds of years of insisting that one drop of black blood made a person a Negro, that all of a sudden white folks are insisting that black folk must acknowledge their European heritage, and I might add, not out of some new found love and affection for their African brethren.
aint that the truth.

i still maintain that if obama was a drug dealer, his ethnicity on his rap sheet would say black.

but since hes a powerful person with power over whites, they try to minimize his blackness and now say hes mixed.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:07 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Y'all DO realise this is to do with the census right???

LOL....in the rush to feel slighted,seems some of the Obamapologists missed that....
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:55 PM
 
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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]
Excuse these ignorant people, for they know not of the social construction of race and "whiteness" in particular.

But for those interested, here's a thinking exercise: Over the history of America, how many groups have gone from not being recognised as white to being recognized as white? Start with the 17th century and work your way through the 20th. By the end of this, hopefully you'll understand why race, like class, is a social construct used to easily gauge the value of fellow human beings and draws little relevance from actual genetic material.
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