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Why Obama Should Not Have Checked 'Black' On His census Form
Washington Post ^ | April 29, 2010 | Elizabeth Chang

Posted on 04/29/2010 7:54:41 PM PDT by Steelfish

Why Obama Should Not Have Checked 'Black' On His census Form

Elizabeth Chang April 29, 2010

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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2010census; arab; bho44; black; blackpresident; blacks; caucasion; census; dunham; obama; soetoro; white

1 posted on 04/29/2010 7:54:42 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
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.

Well just for the record I consider him a socialist whose ROE in Afghanistan are gonna get American warriors killed.

2 posted on 04/29/2010 7:57:36 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Steelfish

Interesting article from the Waashington Post.


3 posted on 04/29/2010 7:57:38 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Steelfish

That’s so he can be at the head of the line when he passes reparations.

Isn’t he supposed to be something like 50% white, 25% Arab, and 25% black?


4 posted on 04/29/2010 7:58:21 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: Steelfish

I believe that in his time in the White House he has proven not only that he is black, but that he is a racist black.


5 posted on 04/29/2010 7:58:53 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Steelfish

figures


6 posted on 04/29/2010 8:00:40 PM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping List-freepmail me to be included or removed. <{{{><)
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To: Nightshift

gnip


7 posted on 04/29/2010 8:01:24 PM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping List-freepmail me to be included or removed. <{{{><)
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To: Steelfish

He plays a black man on TV so he (and his minions) can play the race card. If he were like Tiger and said “calling himself black would reject his mother” he wouldn’t be able to call opponents racist


8 posted on 04/29/2010 8:02:19 PM PDT by hecht (NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM)
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To: Venturer

What else you expect from a 20 year intern from Jerimiah Wrights church?


9 posted on 04/29/2010 8:03:54 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: Steelfish
Already posted Why Obama should not have checked 'black' on his cencus form
10 posted on 04/29/2010 8:06:13 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Oops-apologies!


11 posted on 04/29/2010 8:07:37 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Why Obama Should Not Have Checked ‘Black’ On His census Form

Because it shows that he is a racist biggot?


12 posted on 04/29/2010 8:07:39 PM PDT by freedomfiter2
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To: Army Air Corps

Check Black, Cash Back,...... thanks to “Whitey the Pandering Rat Politician”, it is always, Free at last, Free at last!, we get everything, FREE AT LAST!


13 posted on 04/29/2010 8:08:33 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: Steelfish; All
"But he (Obamassiah) also argued in his famous speech about race that he could no more disown the Reverend Jeremiah Wright "than I can my white grandmother." "

Obama Song

14 posted on 04/29/2010 8:10:33 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: bgill
Isn’t he supposed to be something like 50% white, 25% Arab, and 25% black?

No. 50% caucasion/white, 43.75% arab, 6.25% black/african-negro.

15 posted on 04/29/2010 8:11:43 PM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: Steelfish
Face make-up???

BO/BS

16 posted on 04/29/2010 8:18:52 PM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That was 14 HOURS ago!


17 posted on 04/29/2010 8:21:07 PM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: Steelfish

No need to apologize! It was 14 hours ago. Many of us did not see it this morning.


18 posted on 04/29/2010 8:21:52 PM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: Just A Nobody

Wow, the shape of the tree right over his head is creepy. Looks like something is swooping down at him.

Or guarding him.


19 posted on 04/29/2010 8:22:28 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Chairman Mao was a community organizer)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Since it looks creepy (read satanic) it very well may be guarding him.


20 posted on 04/29/2010 8:24:31 PM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: Steelfish
I share two things only with Hussein. Beyond that we are two completely divergent individuals.

1. I am a man.
2. My father was black and my mother was white. I identify myself as black because I am. So is he.

21 posted on 04/29/2010 8:35:52 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: South40

He might appear black , but I think he is a Indonesian, more so than a American.


22 posted on 04/29/2010 9:06:16 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: bgill
On the census form where it says I olways write perhaps a bit presumptious of me
23 posted on 04/29/2010 9:10:57 PM PDT by munin (Enki did it)
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To: Steelfish

I checked “Other” and wrote in “American.”


24 posted on 04/29/2010 9:24:41 PM PDT by MainFrame65 (The US Senate: World's greatest PREVARICATIVE body!.)
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To: Steelfish

What’s a census form?


25 posted on 04/29/2010 9:29:12 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: himno hero
He might appear black , but I think he is a Indonesian, more so than a American.

He lived in Indonesia, that didn’t change his lineage. His father was Kenyan which, as you know, is in Africa. He's black.

26 posted on 04/30/2010 12:31:44 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: South40
My father was black and my mother was white. I identify myself as black because I am. So is he.

But FRiend, that is an emotional statement. The census is about biological reality. If you were to have a child with a white woman, your child would most likely have quite fair skin, and the shape of his or her features may or may not appear African. That would be a biological result, no matter how you feel.

Example: Here is the actress Victoria Rowell, on the right, whose father was black and mother was white. The young woman on the left is her biological daughter, Maya, whose father is white.


27 posted on 04/30/2010 12:52:58 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (I can see November from my house!)
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To: South40

Culturally, he is a foreigner. Not an American.

For his appearance he is mulatto. An African would call him “light” or “bright” or plain, old fashioned mulatto. Probably ask whats wrong with him.

Everyone including himself positioned him as “post”racial. My point is both he and many many people are the opposite and the furthest thing from the truth. He aint even American.

What census needs to do if they want to know statistics on the black /white community is amend their form for the inclusion of mulatto. There are more than enough to warrant the change.


28 posted on 04/30/2010 6:11:53 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: Just A Nobody

So, he’s lied once again.


29 posted on 04/30/2010 8:34:45 AM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: himno hero
An African would call him “light” or “bright” or plain, old fashioned mulatto. Probably ask whats wrong with him.

And what type of "African" would that be? I’ve yet to visit Africa so I have no personal experience of how the people there would view me or someone like me. But I do know Africa is a large continent hosting a myriad of peoples. Khoisans, and Berbers for example are light-skinned yet are indigenous to the continent of Africa. They are Africans.

As for skin color, black can range from light brown to nearly black. You’re free of course to call Hussein anything you’d like. But, as I've already stated, he and I share a similar lineage. I know I am black as is he.

30 posted on 04/30/2010 1:45:54 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: Steelfish

The perennial affirmative action hire that has accomplished nothing in his life.


31 posted on 04/30/2010 1:47:28 PM PDT by Sir Gawain
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