Obama's mother is white and Obama's father is black...doesn't that make Obama bi-racial? I have seen lighter skinned people with two completely black parents. I have seen darker skinned people with two completely WHITE parents. Why do people consider Obama black when that is only HALF true? Why do people choose to label him as a "black candidate"? I understand that his dad (Barack Hussein Obama, Sr.) was Kenyan (african american) but why do people choose to ONLY acknowledge his african heritage especially since he spent very little time there?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:57 AM on Oct. 12, 2008 in Politics & Current Events
Obama is not "black" or "white" he IS in fact bi-racial. IMO people choose to label him "black" because it gives him more popularity. He is NOT the first bi-racial presidential candidate. It's a bit disturbing to me that he is labled "black" to make it seem like he is the first presidential candidate that we have had with african heritage. As I said...it's all just a popularity issue.
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People think he is black because that is what he considers himself. He has said that while he does come from a mixed background, that he is still looked at as a black man. I heard him on Charlie Rose 4 years ago talking about the fact that when he is in New York and tries to catch a cab, there is not a distinction that he is a "biracial' man. They still look at him as a black man and it is just as hard for him to catch that cab as any other black man there. We have to be realistic about race and despite people claiming that they "don't see color", they do. That is fine to see color, it is just not good when you treat people differently because of it.
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