Skip to comments.Viewpoint: Is Barack Obama black? (Black or White or Mixed 'Race')
Posted on 11/18/2008 7:10:04 PM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu
Is Obama black? It depends on who - and when - you ask.
For some of us, the heralding of Barack Obama as the first black president of the United States seems a rather uncontroversial claim.
The bulk of the people protesting against references to Obama as a black man, however, grant that he is "part" black (by way of his father), but assert that because he also has a white mother it is not "accurate" to call him black.
For us, being black and mixed-race are not mutually exclusive. We have learned to live with the contradictions.
Perhaps it's time for everyone else to learn to live with them too.
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And the other half is European-American. How come no one is excited about that? (Sarcasm off)
In most of Latin America he would be classified as a Mulatto (half white, half black),if his father had been Amerindian he would be classified as a mestizo, except in Argentina which created the classification that if you were half white you are classified as white, in effect eliminating the mulatto and mestizo classifications. The reason for that was to attract European immigration to the country (it worked).
He said he was a mutt and I believe him. In any event, these are the kinds of issues that take the focus off hand about acorn, election fraud, campaign contribution fraud, amnesty of illegal aliens for starters and how the msm shoud be feeling the pinch of the fairness doctrine since i should work both ways (not one) and how they refused to report on critical issues and for those who are looking into the birth certificate thing or even more issues that I did not list here. Race is just a sideline to divert attention way from the more important issues. The quicker people look at this man as a regular President and take race out of the equation, the quicker he comes off of the pedestal.
He appears to be red and black.
I don’t give a damn what race he is, it is how ‘red’ he is that disturbs me.
Bill Clinton was proclaimed the first black President.
He’s a radical socialist. Nothing else matters.
Oh, for Pete’s sake...not this sh*t again.
He is NOT 38% Arab.
Look at his dad. that dude was BLACK. As black as any black man I’ve ever seen. No way he was anything but a black man.
Sure he might have had some Arab in there somewhere, but Arabic was by no means a majority of Barack Senior’s ancestry.
What’s the picture? Is that baby Obama or something?
I have no problem with Obama being black. Its the part that he’s an Arab that I have problem with. And I’ll explain why in just a few numbers: 911.
According to official Democrat Party 19th century rules, if you have 1/8 Negro blood, you are considered a Negro. The question is, was Barry’s father a Negro?
The drop of blood rule. Anybody with any black is considered black in the US.
The fact that the Obama worship focuses on his skin color, only proves that dems and libs are racist. It’s the person inside that is important. If he were not a marxist, I would’t give a hoot if he was green. I would welcome a conserative president of any background! That being said first...should we average white people be offended that The One totally ignores his white American relatives(other than when he throws them under the bus)?
The only thing so far that I like about Obumanation and his Janet Reno-ish looking wife is those darling two lil girls.
It would suck to have parents like O and M.
Good Karma the girls grow up and choose to become Catholic Conseratives.
Interesting speculation. I tend to think otherwise. But... I'm interracial, yet I consider myself "white". But it took me a while to reach that conclusion. My dad is white (German-American), and my mom is Japanese. I have 4 siblings, and we all look different. Me and 2 sisters have white features, and 2 sisters have asian features. When I was young I had blond hair and hazel-green eyes, another sister has blue eyes. But my dad (career military man) wasn't at home all the time, and in the 1950's we were looked after by my mom and her Japanese-only-speaking parents, so we picked up a lot of Japanese culture. When young, I considered myself asian.
But as an adult, others considered me white, and were shocked to discover I was half-Japanese. When I got a job in government, I got a call from the HR chief complaining that I filled out my paperwork incorrectly. In the 1970's under "Race" there were only a few choices, and you were limited to checking only one box. I checked "Asian". The man ended up arguing with me that I was white (he welcomed me aboard the 1st day of employment). We argued for over half an hour. I told him I was half white, but I was also half asian. And my Japanese mother raised me, I spoke Japanese and knew the culture, so who was he to tell me which half I could choose? He finally gave in to my choice.
As I got older I soon learned that it isn't your race that determines what you are. It's your culture. And immersed in a culture of predominantly white-type Americans, I was for all intents and purposes predominantly "white". Society did not consider me asian to begin with. I wish society could move beyond tagging people with racial labels, and just use moral tags (nice/good/bad/evil etc.). I think a person's morals are more important than their skin color.
He will not release his US Census.