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Why Obama should not have checked 'black' on his census form
Washington Post ^ | 4-29-10 | Elizabeth Chang

Posted on 04/29/2010 6:05:10 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

I have always considered Barack Obama to be biracial, and I had hoped that his election would help our country move beyond the tired concept of race. Unfortunately, the president is not getting with my program.

Although I knew Obama self-identifies as African American, I was disappointed when I read that that's what he checked on his census form. The federal government, finally heeding the desires of multiracial people to be able to accurately define themselves, had changed the rules in 2000, so he could have also checked white. Or he could have checked "some other race." Instead, Obama went with black alone.

Despite being raised by a white mother and white grandparents, despite have spent most of his childhood in the rainbow state of Hawaii, despite clearly being comfortable in almost any type of crowd (though I suppose Tea Partyers might give him pause), the president apparently considers himself only black. "I self-identify as an African American. That's how I am treated and that's how I am viewed. And I'm proud of it," he has said. But he also argued in his famous speech about race that he could no more disown the Reverend Jeremiah Wright "than I can my white grandmother." With his census choice, he has done precisely that.

I am the mother of biracial children (Asian/Caucasian) and believe that multiracial people need...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: 2010census; bho44; blackpresident; blacks; hawaii; obama; race

1 posted on 04/29/2010 6:05:11 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Because he hates his mother’s white blood flowing in his veins!


2 posted on 04/29/2010 6:06:48 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself... - D.H. Lawrence)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Obama hates his white blood, because his ditzy mother never showed him how to have pride in himself for just being who he was.


3 posted on 04/29/2010 6:08:01 AM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

What this shows is the data collected from this thing is hopelessly contaminated. If you can’t get accurate information from the most high profile sample in the country, the whole thing is worthless.

And if someone comes back and asks me why I answered American in the race category I will ask why did the President chose black when his grandma is a typical WHITE WOMAN!!


4 posted on 04/29/2010 6:09:56 AM PDT by DManA
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Fraudian slip?

http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2010/04/29/washington-post-mistakes-malcolm-x-for-obama/


5 posted on 04/29/2010 6:16:39 AM PDT by gunnyg (THINK: NOVEMBER TOO LATE???/!!! Our Novembers Are Behind Us...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

There is only one race.... The human race. I put Human on my form. I’m sure some sub- human government employee will be knocking at my door soon.


6 posted on 04/29/2010 6:16:59 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The race question shouldn’t even be on the census form (jmo).


7 posted on 04/29/2010 6:17:44 AM PDT by Need4Truth (the just shall live by faith.)
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To: gunnyg

Did that really happen, or is it Photoshop?


8 posted on 04/29/2010 6:26:00 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I would have thought he simply checked "present".

It's brought him this far.
10 posted on 04/29/2010 6:26:17 AM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
"Because he hates his mother’s white blood flowing in his veins! "

Or maybe he just found out early-on that the "black" side of him begets more freebies and opens more doors these days.

But the color doesn't matter...it's the person WEARING the color that matters...and he's one, rotten, sleazebag.
11 posted on 04/29/2010 6:26:35 AM PDT by FrankR (Standing up against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future will belong to the tyrants.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

What percentage of any racial population in the US have

......traveled the world
......lived elsewhere prior to age 12
......ere raised by senior bank execs in Hawaii
......and went to exclusive private schools as teenagers?

Anyone?

Now, let’s break this down to those minorities and social classes that haven’t had nearly those opportunities their entire lives, let alone by the time they leave their teens.

Blacks don’t want to ‘get’ that he’s not Black, he’s Red. But, he wasn’t raised as anything but an exclusively privileged elitist by any definition imaginable. Now, he’s just acting like one, but people don’t get that either, apparently.

And, he loves to spend others’ money. IIRC, he had maxed out his credit card for a car when delivering the 2000 speech that the DNC used to vault him in front of the national audience. WHERE did the money come from...for the house....the board memberships...the fancy job at the Chicago law firm....the Harvard education...the trips to Pakistan & who knows where else....? On a ‘community organizer’s salary’? Hello?


12 posted on 04/29/2010 6:27:24 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: P-Marlowe
There is only one race.... The human race. I put Human on my form. I’m sure some sub- human government employee will be knocking at my door soon.

I'm with you and with hundreds of thousands of other "humans". I hope by 2020 there won't be enough "non-humans" left to bother with the race question.

13 posted on 04/29/2010 6:27:47 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

There was no box for anti-white.


14 posted on 04/29/2010 6:28:02 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Moral Hazard to Follow)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

15 posted on 04/29/2010 6:30:35 AM PDT by Bean Counter (The man who sits on the most exhaulted throne is still seated on his own arse, (Anon))
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To: afraidfortherepublic

16 posted on 04/29/2010 6:31:14 AM PDT by Bean Counter (The man who sits on the most exhaulted throne is still seated on his own arse, (Anon))
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Why should he check anything else? He has been playing the race card all his life with great success.


17 posted on 04/29/2010 6:31:26 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: afraidfortherepublic

18 posted on 04/29/2010 6:31:43 AM PDT by Bean Counter (The man who sits on the most exhaulted throne is still seated on his own arse, (Anon))
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To: Bean Counter

All the Oreo cookie jokes — but they really should be pictures of the chocolate kind because the self-hating Obammy doesn’t claim anything white about himself.


19 posted on 04/29/2010 6:35:00 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Absolutely right! I think William Ayers even wrote about how Obama felt in that book, “Dreams...”


20 posted on 04/29/2010 6:42:41 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Obama didn’t fully complete his census (you could check off more than 1 box)and neither did I - I just answered Question #1


21 posted on 04/29/2010 6:46:15 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Bean Counter

I scrolled down and your picture came into view for an instance. It looked very true; an Oreo in a toilet bawl!

This is where 0kaka belongs.


22 posted on 04/29/2010 6:48:32 AM PDT by melancholy
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To: melancholy

instance-—>instant


23 posted on 04/29/2010 6:49:17 AM PDT by melancholy
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To: P-Marlowe
There is only one race.... The human race

Bingo.

24 posted on 04/29/2010 6:53:46 AM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("The first unintended victim of almost every government program is common sense." - Ari David)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Police: Are you classified as human?
Korben Dallas: No, I am a meat popsicle.


25 posted on 04/29/2010 7:02:45 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: FrankR
and he's one, rotten, sleazebag

He really is, isn't he!

In all my years and of all the thousands of people I have come to know, I've never known a bigger general all-round sleazebag than Obama. I mean, he tops the list and there is a massive gap between him and the next biggest one.

In fact, Obama is such an extremely unique sleazebag that all the other sleazebags seem quaint and endearingly human by comparison.

Funny thing too, the aforementioned comment isn't even hyperbolic! If anything, it's an understatement!

Obama is just that d@mn bad!

Realizing and facing up to the depth of Obama's horrible, horrible nature and character is like a bad dream. He's even worse, by an order of magnitude, than you thought.

Learning the ever unfolding and evolving truth about Obama is like buying a new house and learning that it has termites. Then the termite inspector discovers a crack in the foundation.

Then you learn its not just a crack in the foundation, but the house is situated on a sink hole. Then the sink hole actually opens up in your front yard and your wife drives your new BMW into it and drowns.

Then your house falls into the sink hole. Then the sink hole swallows the entire neighborhood including the school your child attends.

Then entire town is swallowed up, including your employer and the bank where you have your IRA and the brokerage firm where you have your portfolio.

Then your lawyer tells you the City is filing a law suit which blames you for the entire disaster.

Then you learn your wife, now deceased, was having an affair with your lawyer and was preparing to accuse you of mental abuse...and he had squealed to the National Inquirer and Oprah.

And then you wake up and realize it was all a bad dream...but that Obama is still the president!

And then it hits you square between the eyes...you would have preferred the nightmare to the reality of an Obama presidency!

26 posted on 04/29/2010 7:13:50 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself... - D.H. Lawrence)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

As a multi-racial individual Obama should have had the good sense to be offended by any such question appearing on the Census. Of course, he was not.

I know many inter-racial couples and often wonder how their children are going to react to these hideous questions that are forcing them to choose sides?


27 posted on 04/29/2010 7:34:13 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
The scary part is how many blacks in America share his attitude, and given the power and authority, they would be the same. The left has really done a number on the black community over the years, they are trained "victims", told that all their troubles in the world stem from "whitey" and that "whitey" has stolen all the money that rightfully belongs to them.

redistribution
28 posted on 04/29/2010 8:09:18 AM PDT by FrankR (Standing up against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future will belong to the tyrants.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Obama may check “black”; but in his prepared TV addresses to the nation in recent months, he invariably appears almost white—surely the result of a heavy make-up job.

Shades of Michael Jackson . . .


29 posted on 04/29/2010 9:03:31 AM PDT by mtntop3
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To: P-Marlowe
There is only one race.... The human race. I put Human on my form. I’m sure some sub- human government employee will be knocking at my door soon.

Just tell them you don't speak to australopithecines, and slam the door.

30 posted on 04/29/2010 10:04:44 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Now, that is a quality rant! ;)
31 posted on 04/29/2010 10:09:14 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Mike Darancette
There was no box for anti-white.

ZZZIINNGGGGGGWAPP!!

Nice one.

32 posted on 04/29/2010 10:18:01 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

lol...I think I got a bit carried away!


33 posted on 04/29/2010 10:26:08 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself... - D.H. Lawrence)
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To: FrankR
he's one, rotten, sleazebag.

You're being awfully kind!

I would call him a &%$*@%&^!+ and a son of a *#&!@&% with a &#*!%^&^ and possibly reason to think he's a !@&$*^&(!

...but that's just me.

34 posted on 04/29/2010 11:11:05 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

BRILLIANT!

35 posted on 04/29/2010 11:13:43 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

Thx!:-)


36 posted on 04/29/2010 11:35:03 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself... - D.H. Lawrence)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
lol...I think I got a bit carried away!

LOL, not at all! It was fantastic. :)

37 posted on 04/29/2010 12:30:46 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (my former tagline "We can, and we will prevail" doesn't fit with the usurper's goals.)
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To: proud American in Canada

Thx!:-)


38 posted on 04/29/2010 3:12:04 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself... - D.H. Lawrence)
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To: gunnyg

It really happened. They mixed up two stories, apparently!

http://gawker.com/5525783/the-washington-post-cannot-tell-obama-from-malcolm-x

I noticed you said “Fraudian slip” instead of Freudian slip, which is in itself a Freudian slip... :)


39 posted on 04/30/2010 12:39:06 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

“I noticed you said “Fraudian slip” instead of Freudian slip, which is in itself a Freudian slip... :)”
************

in hussein’s case, it’s always FRAUDian!
;(


40 posted on 04/30/2010 4:57:04 AM PDT by gunnyg (THINK: NOVEMBER TOO LATE???/!!! Our Novembers Are Behind Us...)
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To: P-Marlowe

They called me asking about race because I put “American.” She kept prodding and prodding. Finally I just told her that the only two answers she would get are human and American.


41 posted on 05/05/2010 10:31:47 PM PDT by rfreedom4u ("A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.")
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To: rfreedom4u
They called me asking about race because I put “American.”

Why on earth did you give them your phone number?

I refused to give ANY identification information other than the number of people in my house and the fact that we are humans.

42 posted on 05/06/2010 6:02:34 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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