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President Obama: Black and more so
LA Times ^ | 3 Apr 2011 | Gregory Rodriguez

Posted on 04/03/2011 6:26:13 PM PDT by mandaladon

By checking 'black' as his race on the census form, President Obama is at odds with clear demographic trends toward multiracial pride. The number of Americans identifying as both white and black jumped 134% in 10 years. It could have been a historic teaching moment. Instead, President Obama, the most famous mixed-race person in the world, checked off only one race — black — last year on his census form. And in so doing, he missed an opportunity to articulate a more nuanced racial vision for the increasingly diverse country he heads.

The president also bucked a trend. Last month, the Census Bureau announced that the number of Americans who identified themselves as being of more than one race in 2010 grew about 32% over the last decade. The number of people who identified as both white and black jumped an astounding 134%. And nearly 50% more children were identified as multiracial on this census, making that category the fastest-growing youth demographic in the country.

To be sure, the number of people — 9 million, or 2.9% of the population — who identified themselves as of more than one race on their census form is still small. But the trend is clear.

It has been only since 2000 that the federal government allowed Americans to identify themselves as of more than one race, and the change was one more step away from the sordid days when racial mixing was frowned on and even criminalized in much of the country. The increase in the number of Americans who now identify as racially mixed suggests not only an increase in absolute numbers, but also that people are growing more comfortable with the idea of racial mixing.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ashamed; biracial; blacks; census; obama; racism; typicalwhitewoman
'I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race.' ...This tells us a lot about his feelings towards his White side.
1 posted on 04/03/2011 6:26:15 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon
'I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa, that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself: the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.' Barack Obama
2 posted on 04/03/2011 6:29:44 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

Votes. That is all it was about.....


3 posted on 04/03/2011 6:30:44 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: mandaladon

Children rarely come up with racial hatreds on their own. They almost always have to be taught.


4 posted on 04/03/2011 6:30:48 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: mandaladon

Given his mother’s politics— not to mention her choice of sexual partners— I daresay that white (self-)loathing was fully ingrained in little Barry long before he filled out any census.


5 posted on 04/03/2011 6:31:06 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: mandaladon

‘I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s race.’ ...This tells us a lot about his feelings towards his White side.’

Well, she WAS a typical white woman....


6 posted on 04/03/2011 6:32:30 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Money...can't exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them." - Rand)
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To: mandaladon

too bad POS wasn’t an option -


7 posted on 04/03/2011 6:33:08 PM 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: mandaladon
Since when has the Kenyan Con Man ever thought the rules applied to him?

He's NOT the first black president, Bill Clinton was. Obama-lama-ding-dong is the first MULATTO president.
8 posted on 04/03/2011 6:33:48 PM PDT by NWFLConservative
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To: mandaladon
The number of people who identified as both white and black jumped an astounding 134%. And nearly 50% more children were identified as multiracial on this census, making that category the fastest-growing youth demographic in the country.

Yeah, I'd be curious to know how many people checked the "multi-racial" box in order to take advantage of some set asides or get a leg up on a job application or something along those lines. There have been times that I've been tempted in this rotten 0bama job market to check "White Hispanic" on a job app, and then let them prove that I'm not at least on my mother's side.

9 posted on 04/03/2011 6:35:24 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: mandaladon
He's half black.. half white.. that's not the issue.

It's all about his half-ass politics.

10 posted on 04/03/2011 6:37:20 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: mandaladon
98% of the black vote went for the black King Obama. Guess he is really black.
11 posted on 04/03/2011 6:38:20 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: SECURE AMERICA
"Obama made the politically correct choice," San Francisco State University political scientist Robert C. Smith told me last week. "If he had come to Chicago calling himself multiracial, he would have had no political career. And I think if he called himself multiracial now, black people would see it as a betrayal."...Just political convenience for Barry
12 posted on 04/03/2011 6:39:18 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

He is clearly only “proud” of his black side. Plus Moochelle would beat him up if he picked white.


13 posted on 04/03/2011 6:39:41 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: mandaladon
There is some question as to whether he actually wrote that ....
14 posted on 04/03/2011 6:41:53 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: mandaladon

As far as i can tell, the sole purpose of this article was to make the reader dumber.


15 posted on 04/03/2011 6:42:59 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: mandaladon

The bigger story here is that he has finally released a government record on himself.


16 posted on 04/03/2011 6:46:39 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (If every person were like Sarah Palin, this world would be a peaceful, beautiful world to live in.)
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To: NWFLConservative
the first MULATTO president.

"Mulatto" is half-Caucasian, half-Negro.

Looking at The Won's genetic background, he's a lot closer to half-Caucasian, half-Arab.

17 posted on 04/03/2011 6:46:58 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: NWFLConservative

P.S. - That’s probably what his birth certificate says, and that’s why he won’t release it.


18 posted on 04/03/2011 6:48:08 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: mandaladon

A jump in biracial responses could also be becuse this year’s cencus was far more invasive.

As far as I can see, the Constitution justifies a census for representation reasons. But the census is a tool to determine what areas are more special than others, which ones need more of my money and so on.

There are lots of white Mexicans. So I am atleast half Hispanic. That single hispanic with no kids and 6 figure income must have skewed their curve a little.


19 posted on 04/03/2011 6:51:22 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: mandaladon

A jump in biracial responses could also be becuse this year’s cencus was far more invasive.

As far as I can see, the Constitution justifies a census for representation reasons. But the census is a tool to determine what areas are more special than others, which ones need more of my money and so on.

There are lots of white Mexicans. So I am atleast half Hispanic. That single hispanic with no kids and 6 figure income must have skewed their curve a little.


20 posted on 04/03/2011 6:51:25 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: NWFLConservative

Obama-lama-ding-dong

Obama-lama-ding-dong

Obama-lama-ding-dong

Obama-lama-ding-dong

Never saw that before, but I LOVE it!!!


21 posted on 04/03/2011 6:53:10 PM PDT by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: VideoDoctor
He's half black.. half white.. that's not the issue.

It's all about his half-ass politics.

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Spot on VideoDoctor!

He lies about every detail that slithers out of his mouth. The form, substance, background, data, interpretation and meaning of every detail. He lies about his birth, his associates, his appointees, his policies, his activities, his thoughts, his family, everything. It's as if he can't speak a word without turning it into a dozen lies. Does anybody truly believe he has been a citizen from birth. Does anybody truly believe that he rejects the venom of Wright, Ayers, Jones, and hundreds of others, including his own spouse? Does anybody truly believe that he loves this country and wants the best for its people?

OBAGHDAD-1sm

''There are no reports of Trump being on to me being a fraud and impostor. I never hoodwinked anyone. Trump should stop and think about how this is making him look. Please go back to your hotels and casinos and just relax a little. I'll tell you when the jig is up.''

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Hope and Change.... Tragic.


22 posted on 04/03/2011 6:53:53 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: DuncanWaring
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23 posted on 04/03/2011 6:56:05 PM PDT by NWFLConservative
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To: mandaladon

Someone told me that the New Black Panthers are calling for Michelle Antoinette to leave Barry because she is authentically black and he isn’t. Anybody else hear this?


24 posted on 04/03/2011 7:12:25 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Member Emeritus of Vitriolics Anonymous.)
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To: VideoDoctor
He's half black.. half white.. that's not the issue. It's all about his half-ass politics.

Exactly

I have always checked "other", as have my kids. We are mostly Native (American) Indian and very proud of that, BUT also just as proud of the other aspects of our heritage. I wish their wasn't a forced choice and we were all just "American" (no hyphens required).

25 posted on 04/03/2011 7:12:51 PM PDT by twyn1
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To: VideoDoctor
He's half black.. half white.. that's not the issue.

I read somewhere that Barack Obama Senior was Arab. He was only partially black. It's in his birth history. So the prez is predominantly white, and almost half-Arab and only partially black. He's all mixed up.

26 posted on 04/03/2011 7:18:26 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: twyn1
we were all just "American"

That's what I've always thought.

"E pluribus unum" is Latin; it means "Out of many, one" (It is also sometimes translated as "From many, one", both translations are valid)

We're all in this TOGETHER.

27 posted on 04/03/2011 7:19:28 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: mandaladon

28 posted on 04/03/2011 7:19:28 PM PDT by mirkwood (Palin-Bachmann 2012)
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To: mandaladon

Not only is he half-white, but that half is lily white, colonial white, D.A.R. (for his daughters) white, First Settlers of Newbury white, Founders & Patriots white.


29 posted on 04/03/2011 7:20:57 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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To: NWFLConservative

“Halfrican”.


30 posted on 04/03/2011 7:22:34 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: twyn1; All
My own ancestry, as far as I can determine, is Scottish, Irish, Welsh, English, Cherokee, and maybe horse thief and alley cat. There may be some Black, and some Teutonic in there, too. BTW, I don't hyphenate, either. Now, just who am I supposed to hate?
31 posted on 04/03/2011 7:24:04 PM PDT by Southbound ("A liar in public life is worse than a full-paid-up Communist, and I don't care who he is." - HST)
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To: DuncanWaring

I haven’t heard that one in a while!


32 posted on 04/03/2011 7:29:22 PM PDT by NWFLConservative
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To: YankeeReb

I check Polynesian Islander if its a choice

I was born in New Zealand...

A country of islands in Polynesian...


33 posted on 04/03/2011 7:38:31 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: mandaladon
"By checking 'black' as his race on the census form, President Obama is at odds with clear demographic trends toward multiracial pride."

Obama opposes diversity.

34 posted on 04/03/2011 7:40:23 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama & try him for treason / Homosexuals reject diversity / Unions finally caught for theft)
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To: mandaladon

Freedman mentality.


35 posted on 04/03/2011 7:49:04 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: mandaladon
I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own.

He's a racist pig.

36 posted on 04/03/2011 7:49:38 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama will be president until Fri, Jan 20, 2017.)
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To: twyn1

Part-Indians are often viewed as very cool. But again, they’re far more likely to be at peace with their personal situation than part-blacks, who have race baiting poverty pimps forever clamoring for their loyalty.


37 posted on 04/03/2011 8:00:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Would that he were truly “freed.” Why has he let poverty pimps dictate his world view?


38 posted on 04/03/2011 8:03:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: DuncanWaring

More like “Octomaroon.”


39 posted on 04/03/2011 8:05:45 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: mandaladon

..........................Instead, President Obama, the most famous mixed-race person in the world, checked off only one race — black —...........

That’s cool! He can identify himself as a Mars alien, and without his birth certificate, the moonbats will continue to bow at the annoited one’s alter!


40 posted on 04/03/2011 8:08:38 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose lips sink ships!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Part-Indians are often viewed as very cool. ...

Yes -- now ... but my grandmother was taught to be ashamed of her heritage and my mother's name was changed to a more "generic/European" first name to hide our lineage. *sad*

41 posted on 04/03/2011 8:16:26 PM PDT by twyn1
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To: mandaladon

As a white American I feel disrespected by Obama’s denial of his whiteness.


42 posted on 04/03/2011 8:35:44 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (The heresy of heresies was common sense - Orwell)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Or “megamoron”.


43 posted on 04/04/2011 5:36:16 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: twyn1

What a pity, sorry to hear that. I hope she lived long enough to see more humane times with her own eyes.


44 posted on 04/04/2011 8:08:13 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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