a lot of us say we are mixed with this and that. white folks are mixed too. they got black blood in them. the blood flows both ways. when i was out in my old hood last month i saw white people there too now. a few. i saw a white boy on the corner with the gang of black boys. what if a white person self identifies as black? it's got to happen. you gone tell them they can't do that? some of our most prominent "black" people are actually mixed race. Obama, Halle Berry, there is a long list. according to the Africans, we are all mixed up. so, who is "pure" and what difference does it make? is Clarence Thomas black? is he more black than Obama? what is hip? is Armstrong black?, Oprah? would Steadman be his partner if he (and she) didn't feel the same way as Armstrong? are Steadman and Armstrong DL? so, what is black then? is it a state of mind? a choice that you make when you come of age? a life style? who here is pure black?