Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Obama Denies His Multiracial Heritage

Young Obama and Mother

According to his official biography, President Obama is the son of a Caucasian woman and an African man. President Obama is clearly multiracial. However, when Obama filled out his census form, he checked "black" as his designated race.
It could have been a historic teaching moment. Instead, President Obama, the most famous mixed-race person in the world, checked off only one race — black — last year on his census form. And in so doing, he missed an opportunity to articulate a more nuanced racial vision for the increasingly diverse country he heads.
The man who ran as the candidate who would bring us all together missed a great opportunity to identify with a larger segment of the U.S. population. Instead, he pandered to his African-American base.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If it walks like a duck.....