Is Obama Black?

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    Well I read a Discussion, and some claimed that Obama is not Black just were choosen to be for Political Reasons and that he is a Mullato. "O-Ton: A Black Person doesnt come out from a White womb".

    Here is my take on it
    Well technically Obama is Half White/Half Black mixed. He has lighter Skin Tone and more European like Features then pure SSA. to Europeans he looks black, to proper SSA he looks exotic. But within the Context of African Culture in the USA, he is black. Race is a self Designation in the USA and I think if Obama sees himself as Black it is ok to see him as such. Well to most White People he looks just black, in deep SSA he would be seen as exotic but not by Africans in USA (who are mixed with White to varying degrees). He fits just fine.
     
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    well you look like you are spanish but you sure as hell aint white.
     
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    He is mixed race, but prefers to be known as a black man, it would seem.
     
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    Obama is genetically of "mixed ethnicities" however, as Noomi pointed out he is considered culturally/socially of the African-American group
     
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    I'll consider him black too reasons.

    1. Aesthetics

    2. The one drop rule. I know that the one drop is BS, however many people still use it.
    Do ever notice when a half lack person is either attractive or successful, all of the sudden they're credited as being not full black or European features within?

    But if a half black person does something wrong or stupid, despite being half-black they're credited to being a full blown Negro.

    With this double standard attitude of non-black people, any person mixed with black blood is black imo. I won't be PC when others are not. When people stop that double standard then I'll stop.
     
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    He's only half-black BUT he's 100% ass clown.
     
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    We don't really know what he is, or who his daddy is.
     
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    I see your point especially upon the aspects of dominate and recessive genes. Of course many whites looking at Obama per face value will notice his "black traits" such as hair, eyes, lips, even his accent (which is socially determined).

    I too consider Obama black.

    If white people can make racially stereotypical jokes about Obama's heritage and call him the "N word" (regardless him having a lily white mother) then obviously his bi-racial heritage is a non-factor.
     
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    spanish People are White. You mistake them for mixed race Hispanics from Latin America. But I dont see why you tell me this, this is very random.
     
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    what should he be known as, as White? Wouldnt that be quiete ridicolous?
    And also we should respect that he identifies as Black (most Aframs have White Admix to some degree) He fits quiete well. People looking at him will identify him as black
     

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