correct racial title

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    In this day of political correctness, why isn't president Obama refered to as the first biracial american president instead of the first african american president?
     
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    Finally, someone else is asking this! I questioned this several times and the only answer I can recall is something along the lines of 'half black and half white = black'.

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    I think he's done this country a huge disservice by not claiming biracial. Seems to me things are more divided since he was elected, rather than less. I can't tell you the number of times 'racist' has been thrown around just because someone disagreed with his policy on something.
     
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    I will tell you why.


    VOTES, and getting the black vote out.
     
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    I thought Obama was more Arab than black. :confused:
     
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    Obama was elected in hopes of giving blacks more self esteem, so the white part of Obama is ignored.
     
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    He's a half-breed muslin.

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    Obama ignores his white half as well.
     
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    Maybe we should pass a law and declare that anyone with black blood in them is actually biracial. Most black Americans are biracial. God forbid that we let people self identify.

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    Obama (or anyone else) can self-identify as whatever he wants to; I think the "one drop rule" went away with the demise of Jim Crow. I will say I think Obama entered the office of president in a unique position to start a real national dialogue on race; so far, that opportunity has been neglected; a pity, since such a dialogue just might do some real good.
     
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    Obama want's to expunge the white blood from his body
     

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