Who decides the characteristics that defines our ethnicity? Meaning. Who determines why some people are called "white" some "black" some "Asian" or "Latino?" It might appear that certain established systems decide our ethnicity and we simply go along with it. For example, a Black family 2-3 generations in China would not be classified as Chinese? Nor Asian. They would in fact be defined by their previous homeland. Interesting fact considering the millions of Blacks in America that refer to themselves as African American. Still. Perhaps it is no fault of our own since these established systems aren't controlled by us. Since everyone agrees to be these titles- black, white, asian or latino....who is the wiser? We agree to these terms to create a base of uniformity with our peers. Just the same, there are Moors or Hebrew Israelites that detest being called African. The interesting thing about these ethic classifications, is that they change. Research into the "invention of the white race" has made that very clear. But what about other races? Does the "one drop rule" apply to all races? If any race on the planet mixes with a Black Man or Black Woman does that child immediately become Black? The African has already been mixing and "producing" races on the planet long before the arrival or "invention" of the white race. The slanted eye Asian "is" an African, those features are currently found in South Africa especially. All the races are offsprings of different African hues. It seems to difficult to comprehend at first, how it is possible for all of these hues to come out of one gene pool. Well, grab a handful of soil and sift through it. Even soil that appears dark will have many different colored grains with it. So let's get to this term - "Black President"- considering what was just said, is President Obama really the first Black President? And no, I'm not talking about John Hanson. Why are some sources now saying there were actually FIVE other Black Presidents? Is it possible that "passing for white" is very common in America, even in the White House? Is this the real reason Obama wanted to swear in on Abraham Lincoln's Bible? http://www.egyptsearch.com/forums/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=15;t=000613 EgyptSearch Forums: WAS ABRAHAM LINCOLN BLACK? egyptsearch.com 5 Black Presidents True enough, you can't believe everything you read on the internet. But is it possible? Knowing the history of America of course it is. Millions of White Slave owners fathered many children with their female slaves, some of them mixed in well enough to pass for white. Many so-called Whites have Black ancestry right here in America and would deny it only to prove their racial purity. This is fact. What we must realize about "the one drop rule" is that mixed Blacks often times do not mix with Blacks! IE If Halle Berry's daugther repeats the pattern of her Mother her offspring will be able to pass for white more successfully than their Mother and GrandMother. This is something that has been done for generations within the community of so-called Whites- those that many of us view as the ruling class. And if it still seems impossible for there to be 5 Black Presidents before Obama, let's ask ourselves again who decides the classification. Because guess what, if a person calls themselves White- most likely none of us will challenge them especially if this person has light skin and straight hair. This also means that if a Black person calls themselves White and goes unchallenged? They are White! Period. And don't think Abe Lincoln had to be White just because of his history with Slaves. J. Edgar Hoover was Black. And this is not something I know from the internet, I know a Author working on the book as we speak. It's a deep history that will shock the world. The deep seated hatred for Blacks in this Man's heart was so obvious. Was he simply a black bird trapped in a white cage?