How is Obama the first black president?

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    Barack Obama is born from white mother (Kansas) and black father (Kenyan). So he isn't whole white nor whole black. Yet, he's touted by the media as being black. How is half-black and half-white = whole black? They don't even say the word half. He would be defined as a mulatto (a person of mixed white and black ancestry, esp. a person with one white and one black parent). Yet the media wants everyone to believe he just like the blacks in America. How so? He is lighter than that demography. He is interracial. So when i hear first black president, is that really deceiving because they are basically saying he's full black, not a drop of white blood. He would be the first President to be interracial, half-black, half-white, mulatto, to have a white and black parent.

    At least the African-American usage is correct. He is part Kenyan and part Kansan. But i do cannot see him as the first black president since he's half. Maybe the first half black president or the first half white president or maybe the different ignore the other half president.
     
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    All they do by continually harping on it is prove how truly racist they are.

    But then, lefties don't want to confront the issues, because then they'd have to face the fact that they support racist policies, they use racist and sexist tactics when dealing with the opponent, and they despise America and all it stands for. Including freedom.
     
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    That is the biggest bullshit I've ever heard and BEING multi-racial like Obama its also offensive. Its the Right wing that keeps bringing up his middle name. Its the right wing who keeps calling him black when I know it, like me, is severely frustrating. You wanna talk politics, fine, but don't dip into race unless you have a clue of what you're talking about and obviously you don't.

    And to the thread starter I commend you for starting this thread. All of us bi-racial people deal with this on both sides of the equation:eusa_clap:
     
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    Yeah, yeah, yeah. It's his middle name. Too friggin bad. It makes for black humor, get over it. No pun intended.

    And no, it's the lefties who keep carping on "the first black president" and all that garbage. You need to catch some more CNN, moron.
     
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    :lol: sometimes you just have to read this stuff and laugh...
     
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    IMHO, this is a non-issue. He is the first non-white presidential nominee and that is historic. It is also good for the country, all persons being created equal. Even though I will not be voting for him based on his policies, I think his nomination is a quantum leap forward for equality.

    To answer your question, Obama is not the first non-white president only because he hasn't been elected president. He may or may not be elected, based (hopefully) on his policies and positions and not on his race, gender, creed, religion or sexual preference.





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    How about watching the cable news channels. How can they be relied on when they made such people as Anna Nicole Smith a superstar. What has she done besides posing on playboy. She is no actor. Yet, her death got a lot of coverage. Now from the cast of channels, they are telling us who to elect. Yet, they give us pointless stories on Paris Hilton and her energy policies. What news channel out there can be relied on for election information? Surely not Fox News or MSNbc. These are the type of channels that like to use race (Obama) or gender (Hillary or Palin).
     
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    There are other sources for the news. You have the internet, use it. Then come back and play.
     
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    Damn! The election's over and I missed it???

    Well, congrats, Obama.
     
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    So this really bothers you huh? :doubt:
     

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