If this topic has been discussed ad nauseum, pls forgive me and point me in the direction of the relevant thread. (I don't think that I can do a search just yet) I just wanted to know if it’s ok in today's time that biracial people have their own identity? Or do most black people still think that they should they claim one side (the black side)? I understand that Barack claims one side. However, I think he prefaced that with the idea that he was running as a black man because that is how most people see him. That statement does not however speak to how he sees himself……. I guess my real question is which perception is more prevelant at least amongst the people that you know? I am wondering how much things have changed since historical times. Thanks.