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Obama mixed up

In a small 1 x 1 column block in the nY Daily News was a small note that said:




"He may be the world's foremost mixed-race leader but President Obama gave only one answer to the census question about his ethnic background: AFRICAN AMERICAN.


The White House confirmed yesterday that Obama whose mother was WHITE did not check multiple boxes on his form or choose the option that allows him to elaborate on his racial heritage."  AP


So if he is 100% black does that mean his mother is not his mother and he lied about his grandparents as well?

Or is he disavowing them like the rest of those in his past he is not proud of?


Grandpa Grandpa 6 years 5 weeks
My Good Lord, I am Irish married a Greek, have one son who married a dark skinned Puerto Rican, a second son who married some one whose parents came from the Philippines, and a daughter who married a guy who i am not sure, i think he is a mixture of German and Hungarian. Between them i have four granddaughters and one grandson, the five of them together cover about all the shades there are. We are all Americans, skin color should be treated no different then hair color. The Democrats stay in power by divding the population into as many different subsets as they can think of, just look at this years census form. That way they can pronote "victim" status of enough folks to stay in power. They are aided and abetted" by those ethnic "leader that live off government grants, through the various ethnic 'poverty groups. The tea party movement has united the real producers of our society into a formidable movement, one that completely disregards race, color and/or religion. Maybe through the success of this movement we can all become Americans again, and lose all the hyphenated BS. Of course there are always exceptions, like those of Irish decent, after all they are truly special. ;-)
cheekyredhead cheekyredhead 6 years 7 weeks
Great input kastarte2---My own children face this issue daily. They laugh and say they choose the "flavor of the month" but I know all too well how difficult it has been for them to be lumped into some little box which does not define them. I guess my annoyance is against the need to make "boxes" to set people in. How would people react if religion or political affiliation were used instead? I see this as a demonstration of how ridiculous and dangerous it is to focus on race. One who expects honesty from any political official will always be disappointed...and I am not pointing any fingers at any one individual. Deception in Washington is rampant.
samantha999 samantha999 6 years 7 weeks
I am I am glad you did. Thank you. Have a happy bunny day!
kastarte2 kastarte2 6 years 7 weeks
I'm not defending him or making excuses for him. Just wanted to offer a different perspective. :)
samantha999 samantha999 6 years 7 weeks
Kar I appreciate your input on this and understand what you are saying but when you tout yourself as being of mixed race and able to embrace both sides then fill out the damn census as such when it gives you he option. He had the option to check more then one box or explain it and refused to use it which does not send the right message. For him its all about the impression. No bashing just basic.
kastarte2 kastarte2 6 years 7 weeks
I just want to throw something out there as a person of mixed race myself. Like Obama my mother is white and my father is black. It always seems to me that I am not accepted fully by either race. I don't really belong anywhere because there is this sense of division coming from both sides. It puts you in the position where it is like you have to pick a side. I think that because most people of mixed descent have African American features, that they choose black as what they identify with because it is how the outside world is most likely to perceive them. It doesn't mean they hate their white relatives. And if they choose white, it wouldn't mean they are ashamed of themselves as African Americans. Most just choose what they identify with the most. Also on those profiling questionnaires, sometimes you are asked to choose the one response that most closely describes you. Which can make it difficult. I usually choose "other". Although I am half Cape Verdean and not African American and that is never an option. For me personally, to just choose white seems wrong. If I picked white then handed you the paper you would look and me like I have two heads because I don't look white at all. So I usually just pick "other". Anyway being mixed race is much more complex then hating or embracing one half of you. You may now return to your regularly scheduled Obama bashing. :)
cheekyredhead cheekyredhead 6 years 7 weeks
It nauseates me when anyone uses race ONLY when it benefits them. That is the utmost epitome of racism. It perpetuates it when "used" this way. This is the reason I have checked a different race on every government form all my life. I can't wait for race to be a non-issue. Color me "Annoyed"
Grandpa Grandpa 6 years 7 weeks
The darling of the lame stream media can do no wrong.
samantha999 samantha999 6 years 7 weeks
WOW - he is a real HATER and RACIST.
Trixie6 Trixie6 6 years 7 weeks
This doesn't surprise me. Look at these quotes from his books: From Dreams of My Father: 'I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.' From Dreams of My Father : 'I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race.' From Dreams of My Father: 'There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.' From Dreams of My Father: 'It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.' From Dreams of My Father: 'I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa , that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself , the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.'
samantha999 samantha999 6 years 7 weeks
So true. And he had thrown his racist granny under the bus before so what's backing up over her once or twice.
UnDave35 UnDave35 6 years 7 weeks
Interesting. Although it's kind of hard to claim mix when you've been bashing whitey for the last 3 years (at least).