Obama: Black or White?

4 Jun

Young Barack with his mother

As the love affair for Barack Obama continues to swell in the Democratic Party (and media) and Hillary is tossed aside like yesterday’s politician, I’d like to point out something obvious–Barack Obama is half-white. I keep hearing it repeated over and over again how Obama is making history as the first black presidential nominee. However, I keep thinking, the guy’s as much white as he is black, isn’t he?

Just because he chooses to pretend he didn’t have a “white bread” upbringing, now closely identifying himself with the plight of the black man, doesn’t make him any less white. Marrying a black woman and attending a controversial black church with black pastor, Jeremiah Wright, doesn’t make him any more black. He simply is what he is and should embrace his whiteness and his blackness.

FrontPage Magazine published an article in 2004 detailing the history of Barack Obama’s interesting lineage saying that “racial segregationists” want Obama to be African-American. The article continues, “Considering a mixed race individual an African-American is a typical liberal practice. They routinely refer to anyone who is partially black as black. Tiger Woods, Halle Berry and Mariah Carey are all mixed race celebrities regularly referred to by the liberal media as black. Tiger Woods has had the gall to complain about this. (With good reason; his mother is Asian.)”

The article recounts the days of the Jim Crow laws in which a person who was as little as 1/8 black was considered black and therefore refused the rights granted to whites. Fortunately, Jim Crow laws have been outlawed, but our nation is still obsessed with race (read full article).

Like Michael Jackson said in his famous song, “Black or White”, “It doesn’t make a difference if you are black or you’re white…” That is, unless you’re running for political office.

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No Responses to “Obama: Black or White?”

  1. mjgolch June 4, 2008 at 7:41 PM #

    I do not care what color a person is as long as the person running for office is not “owned” by big business or by forien oil producing companies as the current whit house occupant is.

  2. mjgolch June 4, 2008 at 7:41 PM #

    I do not care what color a person is as long as the person running for office is not “owned” by big business or by forien oil producing companies as the current whit house occupant is.

  3. tim June 11, 2008 at 8:22 PM #

    It’s just as ignorant to say Obama is black as it would be to say he is white. Very racist too; He is said to be black because of his features and he has claimed to be.
    . My white nephew with his gold teeth, fake accent, hip hop collections and pants hanging down is` not black either even though he claims he is.
    One cannot just “claim” a race.
    Obama is not the first Black man to win a primary. We are still waiting for that to happen someday!

  4. tim June 11, 2008 at 8:22 PM #

    It’s just as ignorant to say Obama is black as it would be to say he is white. Very racist too; He is said to be black because of his features and he has claimed to be.
    . My white nephew with his gold teeth, fake accent, hip hop collections and pants hanging down is` not black either even though he claims he is.
    One cannot just “claim” a race.
    Obama is not the first Black man to win a primary. We are still waiting for that to happen someday!

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