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Why is Obama considered black?

If President-Elect Obama has a white mother and a black father, doesn't that make him 50/50? Why does the 50% black heritage "trump" the 50% white heritage?

I don't mean to start an issue over race, but honestly I don't understand why he is considered black. Is it due to the actual color of his skin?

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Dyndudes

Asked by Dyndudes at 11:33 AM on Jan. 13, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Okay fine he's white. Can we stop talking about this now?? This is like the millionth time someone has brought this up. Why do you even care so much??
    beckcorc

    Answer by beckcorc at 11:35 AM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • OMG just drop this already people. Who cares?
    Everyone KNOWS he's 50/50.
    They are just hyped because he is the first president with any kind of black in them.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:35 AM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • I don't think so. He is mixed and I don't think he is our first TRUE black president. He is our first mixed president. I don't know why people only pay attention to the black side. They should pay attention to any side honestly.
    CorCorsmomma

    Answer by CorCorsmomma at 11:37 AM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • Smoke


    I'll not partake in this one today. Ciggie break.

    akinbottom2

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 11:38 AM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • Maybe Michael Steele will be our first 'true' black president.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:39 AM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • I'm sorry beckcorc.......I had not read the other million questions and answers about this. It was an honest question that I have been wondering about. I don't care what color he is, I was curious why people consider him "black".
    Dyndudes

    Answer by Dyndudes at 11:40 AM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • NEXT
    Wimsey

    Answer by Wimsey at 11:40 AM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • Anon, that was my point the other day. A MIchael Steele, Bobby Jindal ticket will never get the historical recognition they would have deserved.
    akinbottom2

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 11:45 AM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • Take a half cup of milk, then pour in a half cup of chocolate milk, you don't have white milk anymore, you have chocolate milk. THAT is why Obama is our first black president!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:52 AM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • banging head into wall

    micrespo

    Answer by micrespo at 11:57 AM on Jan. 13, 2009

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