Why is Obama black, not white?

Ed Morganroth, Jr.
Plover, WI

I have wondered since Mr. Obama broke onto the national scene why both he and the media have always characterized him racially as black and not as biracial or white. Why did he decide to pick one race – he is indisputably half black and half white? I would think he would wish to be considered biracial or some other similar term of his choosing to honor and recognize both his parents’ heritage. Perhaps his reason is cultural, that a child should take the father’s name, race, etc. He should not be black culturally, he frequently mentions his mother who was white and how she and his grandmother struggled and sacrificed to raise him, and made him who he is today. His father who was African and black left he and his mother when Obama was very young, and by his own admission was not much of a factor in his life. His referring to himself as black seems to me to either ignore his white mother’s and grandmother’s contributions to his life and success at best, or disrespects his mother and grandmother at worst. Having said that, I am sure that that is not his intent. Perhaps his reason is for political expediency – a gutsy calculation that America might be ready someday, and maybe even eager, to elect minority national political leaders, including its first black president.

Mr. Obama has recently discussed race and various racial issues facing this country (to his credit). And yes, I realize that even if Mr. Obama were himself to answer my question, that would still leave unsolved all the various racial issues this country and its people face.

I’m sure some readers of this racecard will be curious about my background. I am white. Politically, I am an Independent. I am not prejudiced against any race or ethnicity. And I voted for Obama twice for President.

Keep the conversation going - comment and discuss with your thoughts

  • Marisol

    Hi Ed. I can’t speak for Mr. Obama, of course, but beyond “blood,” how you feel, who and with what cultures you connect, and how you’re treated or perceived by others can also influence how someone who is multiracial primarily identifies. As Mr. Obama recently spoke out about, he has been perceived by others, because of the color of his skin, to be Black. His experiences because of that are unlike that of any White American. Just as his experience being a part of a White family is unlike that of any Black or African-American.
    I’m Irish, German and Puerto Rican and identify as Latina. Of course, one can be White, Black or Asian and still be Hispanic or Latino because it’s an ethnicity, not a race. But without denying my Irish/German heritage, I identify primarily as Hispanic because I know my experiences growing up within the Puerto Rican community make me different than other White people. I also recognize that my fair complexion grants me access to privilege that my Puerto Rican mother and other family members could never enjoy. But for me, to identify as White feels like I would be disregarding my Puerto Rican heritage, whereas I feel I have much more latitude to be all of who I am under the label Latina.

  • Krane

    Several reasons:

    Firstly, Negroid physical features are usually phenotypically dominant. A Caucasoid-Negroid hybrid will look physically much more like a pure Negroid than a pure Caucasoid. Anyone on the street can tell you the difference between a White man and a Mulatto, but only a trained anthropologist can tell with as much accuracy the difference between a Mulatto and a pure Black.

    Whites have never defined people with more than a very small amount of Negroid blood as White. Doing so would encourage the degeneration of the White race, such as had occurred in South America. Even if the mulattoes did consider themselves White, they would still find themselves on the bottom of White society genetically and culturally. In contrast, among Blacks the Mulattoes usually have a higher place, many of the Black leaders and intellectuals are really mulattoes. One society celebrates mulattoes, the other curses them. The mulattoes have a desire to spread their genes throughout society and to do that requires that they celebrate race-mixing, and since race mixing is, in our society at least, advantageous to the Blacks and disadvantageous to the Whites, it is little wonder why they would identify with the Blacks. Our society only adds to these trends, affirmative action makes it advantageous for them to consider themselves only Black.(Among Hispanics it’s even worse, I’ve heard of Ashkenazi Jewish Argentinians claiming they are “Hispanic”). And it’s not like Whites are allowed to celebrate their heritage. The word “White pride” is considered a great moral evil.

    • TheWhiteGuyLogic

      “find themselves on the bottom of White society genetically…”

      Please. White genes are proven to be recessive. This is why white traits or ‘Caucasoid’ RECEDE when the racist are mixed.

      Whites are proven to be genetically inferior.

      • John Smith

        Recessive genes aren’t inferior you racist. As usual black people like you have 0 understanding of genetics. White skin became dominant because it’s beneficial unlike black skin in cold areas. Blacks in America especially up north suffer from lack of vitamin D and get sick. Compared to white people who don’t. Blue eyes are recessive too and get voted on as best eye color in many surveys/polls. Learn some genetics. Oh and biracial kids are usually brown which is inbetween white and black.

      • disqus_yvHzTQWQ8H

        Though whites are known to be Intellectually superior by about 90 to 1 In easier terms for you to understand. If you gave and IQ test to randomly selected people 100 white 100 blacks the scores would be the average white IQ score would be about 112 whereas the average black IQ would be about 41 which is below moron and barely above imbecile

        • Rixterz

          brilliant 😀

        • Where’s your source? And if that were true, the only reason is because of slavery inhibiting black people’s access to education. Also, IQ tests are really bad in terms of measuring intelligence. It pretty much tests how well you do on tests, which isn’t anything significant. If you were able to read context and research beyond what your racist and retarded mind told you, you would know that. But yeah, just disregard that. If this statistic were true, which it isn’t, you would definitely score less than that 🙂

        • ph

          That is a lie.

      • ph

        That is not true.

    • John Smith

      If you look at Obama compared to your average Kenyan like his father he looks nothing like him and is much lighter.

      • ph

        You make a good point.

      • J.W. Hornsby

        That’s because his real father was not the African Obama like he claims, it was Frank Marshall Davis, a black communist his mother spent lots of time with in the 1950s. Go look at the pictures of the men, and you’ll see right away that Obama looks just like Davis, and not at all like the African “father”. Just another Obama lie and cover up.

        • SD Hadley

          BINGO!!!! I truly believe that too J.W. I was getting ready to bring this up when I saw your post.

    • Zuni

      First of all White is NOT a race and I say that as someone who had a European upbringing and identifies as European. Ethnicities and nationalities exist certainly, but there is no such thing as race. Secondly you know NOTHING about Argentina. I was raised and still reside here till this very day. The population is 98% PURE European stock and the folks very proud, so would get extremely offended if anyone dared label them as ‘Hispanic’ though that term merely means Spanish speaking. It is estimated that around 45% of the population could claim Italian Citizenship and in general Spanish is little more than the lingua franca, because in reality there are many ethnic enclaves where German or Welsh are spoken and even Arabic isn’t strange to hear in Buenos Aires. Jews don’t have it too great here,so they’re doing all they can to fit in as Argentine and usually the only sign of Jewishness is when you offer them forbidden food like meat with dairy and they say,”I can’t. I’m Jewish. ” Definitely wouldn’t here them calling themselves anything other than Argentine. I was born in the United States to a Black mother whom I lived my first five years with before being brought to Argentina by my father who holds dual citizenship here and in a European country. No one views me as Black though because I have the skills due to upbringing to be accepted and treated as Argentine. It isn’t skin tone. It’s culture.

  • Chelee

    I do not believe that President Obama “chooses” to identify with one race or the other. He does not deny his white heritage. He has grown up being perceived by others to be black because of the color of his skin. He was most likely more naturally accepted by the black community. My guess is that he was not looking to become the first black president, but simply the leader of our nation. It is the attitudes and racism that continue to persist in our country that labels him. He has to fit in a box so people have some basis to justify their negativity. If he looked white people would still focus on the black.

    • 1coolguy

      His entire narrative is as a black man, the son of a black African philanderer (5 kids with 4 women). It is very rare (and very odd) that he never mentions his white mom nor his white grandparents, who raised him in Hawaii after they returned from Indonesia.
      NO white man could have EVER been elected president with Obama’s shallow, inexperienced background of little or no accomplishment.
      His being “black” got him 96% of the black vote, most of the Latino vote and all the white sympathy vote.

  • Bret

    Historically, in America any mixture of “Black” blood classified you as Black! Hence, the reason many African American’s are sensitive to those who go out of the way to identify with mixed heritage in opposition to this shameful fact.

    • ph

      With due respect, some African-Americans are simply ignorant of facts. There is no such thing as going out of your to identify with mixed heritage if your mother is White and your father is Black or reversed. You are simply in your face, mixed heritage. There nothing shameful about mixed heritage.

  • MK

    There’s no doubt in my mind he chose to be listed as black simply to gain votes. And if I were you I would never have said that you voted for this troublemaker twice. How stupid is that!

    • ph

      Continue to be true to yourself.

    • Debora

      Obama is the best president we’ve ever had. I wish I could vote for him again.

      • Cricket

        Look at the facts of his presidency then….he is in fact one of the worst

        • Debora

          only if you think Fox “news” has any facts.

      • Bustin a CAPS LOCK

        you must be retarded or a liberal if you think that…

        • Debora

          I’m definitely liberal. I have a brain and I use it, obviously. Just the point that you would call someone retarded shows how stupid you are.

          • wastedmercy3

            Im an independent and let me tell you Obama is a failure, I wish that were not true because I want my country to succeed! But he has done more damage to this country and has spent more than every other president combined! every year this country will sink more and more to third world status!

          • Debora

            For instance? I know a lot of republicans repeat the doomsday crap over and over but I never hear specifics.

          • MC

            There are more people on welfare under Obama than the last 7 presidents.

          • Debora

            Good, I’m glad people are finally getting help. It’s weird that you’d rather they suffer.

          • Debora

            Good, I’m glad people are finally getting help. It’s weird that you’d rather they suffer.

          • MC

            There are more people on welfare under Obama than the last 7 presidents.

      • 1coolguy

        This must have been your first election. No white guy could have ever been elected with Obama’s shallow and inexperienced record, period. He has been a very unfortunate MESS of a president and frankly has shown he does not understand the duties of a president., He is presiding more as a mayor or governor, which is why his foreign “policy” is such a disaster.

        • Debora

          You could do yourself a favor and do a simple google search on Obama’s experience. I’m not going to do it for you. He’s much more experienced than many presidents, and he’s doing a damn fine job. You can google his accomplishments and you’d be amazed. This guy is GOOD. Best. President. Ever. Not my first election.

      • BigDaddyG09

        Debora, you may convince yourself he is, but the facts don’t lie or make up stories to align truth with thoughts. Unemployment — According to the Department of Labor, when President Obama took office in January 2008, the Black unemployment rate was 12.7 percent. The best Black unemployment number during the Obama Administration so far was in June 2015 at 9.5 percent. The best Black unemployment rate during George Bush’s presidency was 7.7 percent in August 2007. The worst number under Bush was 12.1 in December 2008. The worst Black unemployment under Obama was 16.8 in March 2011 — a 28 year high — according to the Department of Labor.

        But the landscape is a bit more complicated than the numbers. In 2011, evidence of a so-called “Black Manession” emerged. In September 2014, reports on the Black female unemployment rate showed at 10.6 percent, the same as it was the year before. Many assert that hiring discrimination and the fact that many have left the job market all together are factors for high Black unemployment overall.

        Poverty — The poverty rate for African Americans has become worse over the past few years. It was 25 percent when President Bush left office. It rose to 28 percent in 2013 — the most recent stat available. One out of three black children, 38 percent of all African American children, lived in poverty in 2013, as reported by PEW on July 14. Overall, there are more people living in poverty in the U.S. than at other time in U.S. history at 45 million people.

      • wastedmercy3

        thanks I just threw up!

        • Debora

          I really don’t care about your tummy troubles. Maybe too much eggnog?

  • Ben Gazi

    If he ran as The Bi-racial New America would he have won ?
    follow the money. NYSE

  • Sai

    There are those that consider him black and those who insist he is half-white.

    The consensus seems that before he became president, nobody really cared, and now that he is, a majority black people are the former while white people are the latter. Personally, I’ve seen him as biracial ever since I knew he was, but what’s ridiculous is people trying to take pride in the fact that the president happens to be the the same race as they are. You can be happy for the man for his accomplishments sure, but it boggles me how people try to pride themselves on the fact as if they actually made some sort of contribution to his success. Are you a part of his family? Do you know him personally? Black or white, people need to stop trying to bask in his glory.

  • Paul Bacchus

    Barack Hussein Obama is not half black. He
    is the first
    Arab-American President, not the first black President. Barack
    Hussein
    Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother’s side and 43.75% Arabic and
    6.25%
    African Negro from his father’s side.

    While Barack Hussein
    Obama’s father was from Kenya , his father’s family
    was mainly Arabs.. Barack
    Hussein Obama’s father was only 12.5% African
    Negro and 87.5% Arab (his
    father’s birth certificate even states he’s
    Arab, not African Negro).

    • Blondesareeasy Fullname

      He’s “African Negro” to hang with his peeps.
      He’s “Hawaiian Negro” to be a U.S. Citizen.
      He’s a “Phukin’ Opportunist” with no public record of his schooling.
      He’s DIRTY.

      • Debora

        a quick google search proves you wrong

        • wastedmercy3

          google is always right! lol

          • Debora

            With a little common sense, you can figure out reality.

        • thebarnowl

          You are wrong. He supposedly was the head of the Harvard Law Review. I had access to these articles as a law student and he has not one single article.

          He does have some questions against his name regarding his schooling if nothing else.

          • Debora

            February 6, 1990 The New York Times.

          • thebarnowl

            I didn’t say he didn’t hold the position. Although I am highly skeptical of the link, given there was no widespread internet in 1990. Seems quite clean and contrived. What my main point is – he has not written a single article in the journal. I had access to all of it. That is what I find suspicious. Particularly when these sources all say he wrote articles as part of his position. Read before replying please.

          • Debora

            I read this- “He supposedly was the head of the Harvard Law Review. ” What does supposedly mean to you?

          • thebarnowl

            Well done for viewing my comment out of context. I wrote ‘supposedly’ as I didn’t find any of his articles in the Harvard Law Review. It was written questioningly given I found no evidence of his connection to the journal. ‘Supposedly’ is not an outright denial. You don’t understand linguistic nuances, do you? Play word games all you like, try to argue against my second point. Direct me to his journal articles, ma’am. Not just a newspaper stating his position or that an article was written.

          • Debora

            whatever, owl, idc. Was he required to write articles? What exactly is your point now

          • thebarnowl

            You obviously do care, otherwise you wouldn’t try to counter my point. To become the head of Harvard Law Review, you usually have to write articles for them. None of his exist. You are not handed the position on a silver platter. That is my point. Try arguing in the future with someome more stupid than you. By the way, I am liberal but I have the capacity not to blindly follow Obama like you seem to.

          • Debora

            I’m not following anyone owl. I see perfectly fine too. And I can see that you’re nowhere near as intelligent as I am. But I don’t want to fight about it. That’s what non-educated folks like you do. By the way, Barack Obama was elected to the position by people who are more educated than you and I put together.

          • Debora

            I’m not following anyone owl. I see perfectly fine too. And I can see that you’re nowhere near as intelligent as I am. But I don’t want to fight about it. That’s what non-educated folks like you do. By the way, Barack Obama was elected to the position by people who are more educated than you and I put together.

          • thebarnowl

            You are extremely deluded if you think that. I am not questioning your eyesight dumbass.You can’t counter or even rationally consider my point! You are everything I hate about liberals and I am liberal myself! Intolerant and no independent thinking.
            I am non-educated even though I am a lawyer with a law degree? Barack Obama was elected by the people. America is not a global beacon of intelligence. Also, I only questioned one element of the debate- his education and claims regarding the Harvard Law Review. You overreacted to me like only a moron would. I actually don’t mind Obama, but not everything about him is transparent. Don’t worry, you are not intelligent enough to understand. Bye Debs.

          • Debora

            Did you go to Columbia and Harvard? I’m pretty sure President Obama is more educated than you are. But in reality, there are a lot of educated people who don’t have any common sense. And there are a lot of uneducated people who are highly intelligent.

          • thebarnowl

            You are distracting from my point. -There are no articles written by Barack Obama in the Harvard Law Review. Goes hand-in-hand with running it. Can’t accept it? It is a fact. I have access to it. Did I question his race? Did I question the Birther issue? No. I am reasonable.

            You can’t be sure about anything regarding my education as you don’t know me! However, FYI, I went to a very good British university. All you need to do is observe the quality and complexity of the answers I have provided you. That should tell you who has more tolerance, common sense and intelligence.

          • Debora

            Yet you don’t know what bye means? So small words are difficult for you because of your university education? Barack Obama knows quite a bit more about the Harvard Law Review than you do. You do realize that he actually went to Harvard, right? You on the other hand, went to an old school in England that you won’t even name. The simple fact that you brought up his race and where he was born tells me a lot about you, and explains a lot to me.

          • Debora

            And yes, I saw the deleted comment where you so intelligently called me dum dum, and proves my point.

          • thebarnowl

            You don’t know what ‘bye’ means either as you carried on talking to me? Am I to be rude and ignore you? I have manners, you should commend me for it.

            “Barack Obama knows quite a bit more about the Harvard law review than you do.”

            I had to read it extensively for my degree. I could also search for all authors. His name didn’t come up. So knowledge of the journal means nothing if I can just search the whole thing for his name! How does that invalidate my point?

            I went to an old school in England? I don’t feel like telling some ignorant fool
            on the internet information about me, particularly if they are going to use it as a weapon against me. You didn’t even go to university from the sound of it. I went to a university, not an ‘old school’. It is the second best in the country for law in the league tables. You research that. They only have about 3 good Universities in America anyway! British education is world renowned. Chelsea Clinton and other US presidents studied here.

            I brought up his race and birther issue to show how I am not a proponent of those ideas. I was objective and used my own knowledge of the Harvard Law review. You pick apart of sentences in an illogical way and try and claim people are saying things they are not. I did not say he didnt go to Harvard, I am questioning his Harvard Law Review position. You have serious problems with your reading comprehension skills.

            Ooh you got me bad, you saw me call you a dumb dumb! Isn’t that the worst thing in the world?…. Well you are! I guess i was trying to spare your feelings during my editing. Once again shows what a nice person I am. Calling you a dumb dumb does not alter the fact you cannot answer my point regarding his lack of articles. Carry on with your illusory superiority. It doesn’t alter your lack of knowledge regarding pretty much anything and your outstanding arrogance.

          • Debora

            I’m just trying to get a rise out of you owl. It’s pretty easy to do. Don’t take it too seriously, you’re going to have a stroke or something. I don’t know if you’re a nice person, or a smart person. I don’t really care.

          • thebarnowl

            Yeah when you lose an argument it was all part of the plan! I get it. ;). You care so much or you wouldn’t be replying. Brain dead. You suffer the Dunning – Kruger effect. Look it up.

          • Debora

            what was the argument? What did I lose? Nothing, owl. In fact, I won at getting your panties in a twist. How’s it feel?

          • thebarnowl

            You lost. If I need to explain it, you are 10x more stupid than I thought. Look at who keeps replying? I gave you a chance to prove your intelligence, you fell flat on your azz. How does that feel? Lmao!

          • Debora

            I’m still not sure what you feel like we’re arguing about. I’m just here to waste your time owl. How’s that feel? This is kind of fun 😀 How bout those Patriots!

          • thebarnowl

            Yet, you are wasting your own time too? If you just had a massive brain fart and can’t remember anything, I can recommend a good dementia clinic to you that my grandpa goes to. – Kind regards.

          • Debora

            I guess it just wasn’t important. You might want to get familiar with the clinic, dementia might be hereditary. None of that in my family.

          • thebarnowl

            Yep, it wasn’t worth your while challenging an inoffensive fact I put forward was it? Yeah, dementia might be hereditary in old age but he is not my grandpa by blood. Again your presumption of what you don’t know. Being an idiot is for life. That is you.

          • Debora

            Ooh you’re a champ at insulting people you don’t know, your mom must be so proud. Let me guess, no blood there either? Were you hatched?

          • thebarnowl

            Ever hear of people’s parents dying and having foster families? Sorry, you are so smart, you knew that already! Azz again handed to you. You presume so much about me, and argue even if you are wrong. It is just a battle of wills with you. My only point is, Obama has no Harvard Law Review articles. How am I wrong? Search it yourself. Why did that offend you so much in the first place?

          • thebarnowl

            Ever hear of people’s parents dying and having foster families? Sorry, you are so smart, you knew that already! Azz again handed to you. You presume so much about me, and argue even if you are wrong. It is just a battle of wills with you. My only point is, Obama has no Harvard Law Review articles. How am I wrong? Search it yourself. Why did that offend you so much in the first place?

          • Debora

            Ooh you’re a champ at insulting people you don’t know, your mom must be so proud. Let me guess, no blood there either? Were you hatched?

          • thebarnowl

            Yep, it wasn’t worth your while challenging an inoffensive fact I put forward was it? Yeah, dementia might be hereditary in old age but he is not my grandpa by blood. Again your presumption of what you don’t know. Being an idiot is for life. That is you.

          • Debora

            I guess it just wasn’t important. You might want to get familiar with the clinic, dementia might be hereditary. None of that in my family.

          • thebarnowl

            Yet, you are wasting your own time too? If you just had a massive brain fart and can’t remember anything, I can recommend a good dementia clinic to you that my grandpa goes to. – Kind regards.

          • Debora

            I’m still not sure what you feel like we’re arguing about. I’m just here to waste your time owl. How’s that feel? This is kind of fun 😀 How bout those Patriots!

          • thebarnowl

            You lost. If I need to explain it, you are 10x more stupid than I thought. Look at who keeps replying? I gave you a chance to prove your intelligence, you fell flat on your azz. How does that feel? Lmao!

          • MC

            You definitely lost this debate based on the empirical verifiable evidence of your own posts. No offense, I’m just being truthful.

          • thebarnowl

            She makes me deeply ashamed to be liberal – stupid, intolerant, argues against facts, argues against other liberals, suggests a quick Google search as the fountain of all her knowledge, presumes what she doesn’t know… need I go on? She is like the Ann Coulter of liberals. *facepalm*.

          • Debora

            Shame is for religious people. And bigots.

          • thebarnowl

            Shame is only something people with awareness of themselves and others feel. Psychopaths and idiots are people who don’t have that capacity. Wonder which one you are then? Bigots are bigots because they don’t feel shame about their obnoxious views. Wow….it is like talking with an assertive 10 year old.

          • Debora

            Then stop talking 😀 Nobody’s forcing you, silly.

          • thebarnowl

            You might as well say irjfirnidnxjnxj. That means nothing. If you are proven wrong, most people stop talking nonsense. Not you though, you loveable scamp! 😉

          • thebarnowl

            You might as well say irjfirnidnxjnxj. That means nothing. If you are proven wrong, most people stop talking nonsense. Not you though, you loveable scamp! 😉

          • Debora

            Then stop talking 😀 Nobody’s forcing you, silly.

          • Debora

            Shame is for religious people. And bigots.

          • thebarnowl

            She makes me deeply ashamed to be liberal – stupid, intolerant, argues against facts, argues against other liberals, suggests a quick Google search as the fountain of all her knowledge, presumes what she doesn’t know… need I go on? She is like the Ann Coulter of liberals. *facepalm*.

          • Debora

            Well at least I’m cute 😉

          • thebarnowl

            You wish. Google search, “Am I cute?” Since you rely on it for everything.

          • Debora

            It’s worked pretty well for me so far.

          • thebarnowl

            Yeah it has… repeatedly proven wrong on this page. You should see if you can get a google searchbar implanted into your brain. I bet they do that.

          • thebarnowl

            Yeah it has… repeatedly proven wrong on this page. You should see if you can get a google searchbar implanted into your brain. I bet they do that.

          • thebarnowl

            You wish. Google search, “Am I cute?” Since you rely on it for everything.

          • MC

            Looks are subjective.

          • MC

            Looks are subjective.

          • Debora

            Well at least I’m cute 😉

          • MC

            You definitely lost this debate based on the empirical verifiable evidence of your own posts. No offense, I’m just being truthful.

          • Debora

            what was the argument? What did I lose? Nothing, owl. In fact, I won at getting your panties in a twist. How’s it feel?

          • thebarnowl

            Yeah when you lose an argument it was all part of the plan! I get it. ;). You care so much or you wouldn’t be replying. Brain dead. You suffer the Dunning – Kruger effect. Look it up.

          • Debora

            I’m just trying to get a rise out of you owl. It’s pretty easy to do. Don’t take it too seriously, you’re going to have a stroke or something. I don’t know if you’re a nice person, or a smart person. I don’t really care.

          • thebarnowl

            You don’t know what ‘bye’ means either as you carried on talking to me? Am I to be rude and ignore you? I have manners, you should commend me for it.

            “Barack Obama knows quite a bit more about the Harvard law review than you do.”

            I had to read it extensively for my degree. I could also search for all authors. His name didn’t come up. So knowledge of the journal means nothing if I can just search the whole thing for his name! How does that invalidate my point?

            I went to an old school in England? I don’t feel like telling some ignorant fool
            on the internet information about me, particularly if they are going to use it as a weapon against me. You didn’t even go to university from the sound of it. I went to a university, not an ‘old school’. It is the second best in the country for law in the league tables. You research that. They only have about 3 good Universities in America anyway! British education is world renowned. Chelsea Clinton and other US presidents studied here.

            I brought up his race and birther issue to show how I am not a proponent of those ideas. I was objective and used my own knowledge of the Harvard Law review. You pick apart of sentences in an illogical way and try and claim people are saying things they are not. I did not say he didnt go to Harvard, I am questioning his Harvard Law Review position. You have serious problems with your reading comprehension skills.

            Ooh you got me bad, you saw me call you a dumb dumb! Isn’t that the worst thing in the world?…. Well you are! I guess i was trying to spare your feelings during my editing. Once again shows what a nice person I am. Calling you a dumb dumb does not alter the fact you cannot answer my point regarding his lack of articles. Carry on with your illusory superiority. It doesn’t alter your lack of knowledge regarding pretty much anything and your outstanding arrogance.

          • Debora

            Yet you don’t know what bye means? So small words are difficult for you because of your university education? Barack Obama knows quite a bit more about the Harvard Law Review than you do. You do realize that he actually went to Harvard, right? You on the other hand, went to an old school in England that you won’t even name. The simple fact that you brought up his race and where he was born tells me a lot about you, and explains a lot to me.

          • thebarnowl

            You are distracting from my point. -There are no articles written by Barack Obama in the Harvard Law Review. Goes hand-in-hand with running it. Can’t accept it? It is a fact. I have access to it. Did I question his race? Did I question the Birther issue? No. I am reasonable.

            You can’t be sure about anything regarding my education as you don’t know me! However, FYI, I went to a very good British university. All you need to do is observe the quality and complexity of the answers I have provided you. That should tell you who has more tolerance, common sense and intelligence.

          • Debora

            Did you go to Columbia and Harvard? I’m pretty sure President Obama is more educated than you are. But in reality, there are a lot of educated people who don’t have any common sense. And there are a lot of uneducated people who are highly intelligent.

          • thebarnowl

            You are extremely deluded if you think that. I am not questioning your eyesight dumbass.You can’t counter or even rationally consider my point! You are everything I hate about liberals and I am liberal myself! Intolerant and no independent thinking.
            I am non-educated even though I am a lawyer with a law degree? Barack Obama was elected by the people. America is not a global beacon of intelligence. Also, I only questioned one element of the debate- his education and claims regarding the Harvard Law Review. You overreacted to me like only a moron would. I actually don’t mind Obama, but not everything about him is transparent. Don’t worry, you are not intelligent enough to understand. Bye Debs.

          • thebarnowl

            You obviously do care, otherwise you wouldn’t try to counter my point. To become the head of Harvard Law Review, you usually have to write articles for them. None of his exist. You are not handed the position on a silver platter. That is my point. Try arguing in the future with someome more stupid than you. By the way, I am liberal but I have the capacity not to blindly follow Obama like you seem to.

    • ph

      Obama’s father was not a Negro as the White Americans chose to call African slaves and their descendants estimated 75 Years ago. Obama’s father was a pure Kenyan from Kenya, he was not a Negro. He was a native of Africa and was not a slave. I have not read his DNA analysis.

  • Blondesareeasy Fullname

    Black Obama played the number one “race card” in the nation.

  • disqus_yvHzTQWQ8H

    You really don’t have your facts straight he is not half and half it has already been determined he is in fact only 7% black, Obviously you voted for him twice BECAUSE of his skin color Like so many other Fools. How do you justify voting in a community organizer and a BAD organizer at that he organized his community in chicago so well they have the highest % of boarded up buildings the highest crime rate and lowest IQ of any WARD in chicago. He is doing the same thing to this country. The only thing you said in your story that I will give you props for is your honesty because NOT MANY WOULD ADMIT TO THE FACT THEY VOTED FOR THIS USURPER NOT ONCE BUT TWICE.

  • Ale

    Living in a big mixed country I really don´t understand how us treat so bad this subject, I can be here speaking a lot good points in american culture but one drop rule for me, looking from outside is the dumbest moment in us history, it´s so logic what your text, I can not understand why american don´t think in this way, also other thing that I can´t understand is why you talk so much about this tema, everything is race, also watched some programs when clearly people talks about relationship passing the impression that white just can be with white, black with black.

    • ph

      We need to respect and love one another because we are all human beings. There is only one race which is the human race. The diverse ethnic groups are defined by country of origin, language, culture, skin color, and physical appearance. Our America can become great again if we the people embrace our diversity and work together with the laws that govern this country to make this a beautiful place to live. There are special places for all the haters and criminals.

  • Lvicker585

    The reason is he HATES whites and he HATES AMERICA. He is a muslim and plans on calling the White House the black house along with his buddy al sharpton.

    • ph

      Are you serious?

      • greatgrandma

        YES ! ph come on,can you deny what Lvicker585 ? Never have race relations been so bad,Obama is a race baiter,and Al Sharpton should be in prison for tax evasion,not visiting the White House.

    • SupplySideEcon

      Go back to your trailer, white trash.

  • Blu Soulstn

    I didn’t even need to read the article but only the question… Hes portrayed as black because politically that’s what the democratic party needed to win gullible black people. The only father figures hes known mainly was the Indonesian man his mom married and became his stepfather last name soetoro and his white grandfather. Being black is about the least of the influences he’s had…Hes more Indonesian then anything else really

  • J.W. Hornsby

    Obama does whatever he has to do to get votes, period. That’s his first and primary consideration for all issues, this included.

    Because biracial or mixed race is less common – and less accepted – I’m sure he decided that grabbing the black moniker would make him more electable. Period.

    In addition, black plus anything else equals black socially. I taught some mixed race black-white kids who considered themselves to be black, as did their friends.

    Finally, because Obama married a black woman, his kids are 3/4 black, so he probably wants to have the same identify as they do.

    But rest assured the bottom line is votes.

    • Debora

      You vote for people because of the color of their skin? what’s wrong with you?

  • Zuni

    Barack Obama IS White. His mother and maternal grandparents who were solely responsible for his upbringing were White. He only met his supposed father once at age 10 and by admission did not warm to him at all,being much more at ease around his mother’s longtime Asian boyfriend turned husband. The world class education President Obama received only served to further solidify his status as a White man. Again by his own admission he took no interest in Black American culture until he was a grown man in university when he also became attracted to Black women. By his own choice he has become a supposed Black man,but with his heritage and education, he is actually a White man. Blood has nothing to do with it. I was born in the United States to a Black mother whom I lived with until age 5,but was raised as a European child in Argentina by my White father who holds citizenship in a European country as well as Argentina and his White family. I hold dual citizenship, speak multiple languages, and received the extensive education typically reserved for White children. Unlike President Obama I wisely chose to retain my identity and status as White European in adulthood.

  • Lucy

    just because you “voted for obama twice” does not mean you don’t have any racial prejudice. Like many black people, Obama has white heritage but he is black, and I think we’ve had enough white presidents without you trying to throw him into the white category also. He’s not disgracing his parents by identifying as black, love of family =/= identification of race. smh.

  • Ray Mota

    DT Would be over the top if he called B.O. a “mulatto” every
    time he refers to him.

    Which should be often.

  • 1coolguy

    It wouldn’t serve his political purposes. He gets elected as a black and has taken on all the “trappings” if you will. His being raised in Hawaii by his white mom and grandparents gave him a life that was hardly a black experience, yet he never mentions that part of his life. It’s very very odd, especially when you consider his “father” basically just laid his mom and left within the first year of his birth. His dad had no intention of staying with his mom, was probably shocked when his mom decided to not get an abortion and got the hell out of town.
    Obama is all about his “blackness” and the narrative would have not made much sense if he was honest about his white life through at least high school.

  • Eduardo Guillermo

    Mr. Obama is not racially black nor white, but a hybrid of the two.

    Therefore he’s a mixed-race person.

 

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