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isnt he???

Okay, I know Obama has SOME black decent in him.

Why do they say hes African-American?

He isnt FROM Africa, if anything they should just call him Hawaiian right??

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:40 AM on Nov. 11, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Seriously, who cares???
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:43 AM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • If you don't care then push the little red "X" in the upper right corner and go to the next question :)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:44 AM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • Andrew Jackson had some black in him. So just because he didn't LOOK black means he isn't the first "African-American President??"
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:46 AM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • No matter what mix he is he is STILL a Human Being like the rest of us. Skin color DOES NOT make us a different race. WE ARE ALL HUMAN BEINGS! The Human Race.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 12:49 AM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • well said vbruno
    KelsoBabeyy

    Answer by KelsoBabeyy at 12:50 AM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • His race does matter to some. You can't pussy-foot around that. Just like others wanted McCain because he was white. There is no answer to what you ask. None of us are 100% this or that. Hopefully, this is a small step to unite our country that is clearly still full of racial issues. If some feel positive about it now, let them, in time his actions will show us what kind of president he is. Look at Bush, love him or hate him, no one calls him "the white president," but they call him a lot of other things. Obama is the Presdient Elect, and he won the election. I hope he does bring about change.
    Teachermom01

    Answer by Teachermom01 at 6:43 AM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • really??how many black americans do you know that actually do come from africa?what may i ask ,do you call them?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:51 AM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • Yes, OP, I'd like to hear your definition of African-American.
    CluelessCarrie

    Answer by CluelessCarrie at 6:55 AM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • WOW! Really ladies!?! Has society really come down to all of this? How can we teach our children to be peaceful and do good for our fellow man if we are all worried about racial issues. The facts of the matter are, if you boil down to it, is that UNless you are full blooded Native american Indian born generation upon generation in this country then all of us are a rainbow of ethnicity. Just because our skin colors seem to be one way doesn't make us that way. There's more to a person then color! As far as the Obama stand call him what you want. He's going to be our president wether we like it or not and from an American standpoint call him what we call anyone else. His home town-ite/ian. Hawwian.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:37 AM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • i had a question earlier, that i have been trying to research on my own a bit just out of curiousity. i was under the notion that the term 'arab' refers to a religion and not a race. that 'arab' means any person of muslim religion from any country in the middle east. and that commonly, arabs that convert to other religions change what they call themselves, referring themselves as now christian, or jewish or whatever they have now become. What country would an arab come from? Arabia? Saudi Arabia?If his dad was from Kenya than he would be of Kenyan nationality and Arab religion, but now as a christian he would call himself Kenyan christian. Or simply a bi-racial christian. Is that right?
    JumpingHoops

    Answer by JumpingHoops at 8:46 AM on Nov. 11, 2008

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