Black People Politics : Is Obama Black, White, Both, or Neither ?

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Is Obama Black, White, Both or Neither?

  1. Black

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  2. White

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  3. Both

    21 vote(s)
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  4. Neither

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  1. Destee

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    Is Obama Black, White, Both or Neither?

    A perplexing new chapter is unfolding in Barack Obama's racial saga: Many people insist that "the first black president" is actually not black.

    Debate over whether to call this son of a white Kansan and a black Kenyan biracial, African-American, mixed-race, half-and-half, multiracial — or, in Obama's own words, a "mutt" — has reached a crescendo since Obama's election shattered assumptions about race.

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    I will stay silent on this one, but look forward to the responses...

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    He is both.His mother is wight and his father is kenyen
     
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    Both? Then most African-Americans must be "White" also.

    Of course he is a "Black" man. There is only one other possibility here. He might be "Mixed". But it is hard to figure out whether or not this cultural group exists. "Mixed" people are hard to read here. I know "Mixed" folks with African heritage who are insulted when referred to as "Black" or part-"Black". So I steer clear of using any ethnic definitions for them. But then I have met "Black" folks with white skin, blue eyes, and blonde hair. And they don't want to be anything but "Black".

    Only recently did I work with a receptionist who looked anything but "Black". But to hear her speak was a joy.
     
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    Historically, he would have been Mulatto, nothing else. however, for some reason the term Mulatto is not being used like it used to. Historically because of racism, Mulatto people have been grouped with black people cause whites didn't want anything to do with what they deemed as tainted. White was considered pure, and if one was not pure white, he was black. One spec of black blood meant tainted.

    However, if we are going to believe that we all came from Africa, that would mean that there is nothing mixed or Mulatto about Obama. In fact, when you look at him, he looks like a brown full Eastern African. If we didn't know that Obamas mother was white, we would think both of his parents are black.


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    peace

    IMHO

    I don't think it is a "new" chapter nor perplexing and definately not unfolding. I see it as what it is, Another way to cause confusion and an excuse for those using this distraction to shut us up on the so-called "race" issue.

    What we think he is makes no difference anyway! I am convinced now that the sheep will "believe" whatever, or whomever they fear no matter how ridiculous it seems..

    The only thing "unfolding" is that most of us who saw him as our friend during the campaign are slowly starting see some "change" in the self proclaimed "mutt".

    He is what he is, a "tool" in their so-called architect's grand design......

    http://conspiracyplanet.com/images/obamasign1.jpg

    It's a family business

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa!

    Sister Destee,

    Of course I agree with what Barack identifies himself to be, and that is African-American. If he even attempted to consider himself as white he would be laughable, and could not get away with it. In his own words:

    Obama has said, "I identify as African-American — that's how I'm treated and that's how I'm viewed. I'm proud of it." In other words, the world gave Obama no choice but to be black, and he was happy to oblige.

    The real issue at debate has more to do with human classification than anything else; which exposes racial classification to have been ambiguous and racist, all along. In all probability, genetic classification will supercede the current system of classification by race.

     
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    Barack H. Obama is...

    a black man with a cauc-asian heritage.

    His DNA deems him black since his dad --was a pure Afrikan.

    Our DNA is dominant over the recessive cauc-asian DNA. Contrary to conventional wisdom -- we have been lead to believe and understand for centuries that our DNA was recessive -- it is not, by virtue of the mega-enriching hormone known as melanin.:bingo:
     
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    The one drop rule says he is black :read::fyi::geek::toast:













     
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    Barack H. Obama is...
    a black man with a cauc-asian heritage.

    His DNA deems him black since his dad --was a pure Afrikan.

    Our DNA is dominant over the recessive cauc-asian DNA. Contrary to conventional wisdom -- we have been lead to believe and understand for centuries that our DNA was recessive -- it is not, by virtue of the mega-enriching hormone known as melanin.


    This right here sums it all up .......Truth be told he's Black as me and u and us all
    they just need to accept it and live with it .....BLACK da sista said it best by DNA
     
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