Obama's true colors: Black, white ... or neither?
A perplexing new chapter is unfolding in Barack Obama's racial saga: Many people insist that "the first black president" is actually not black.
Debate over whether to call this son of a white Kansan and a black Kenyan biracial, African-American, mixed-race, half-and-half, multiracial — or, in Obama's own words, a "mutt" — has reached a crescendo since Obama's election shattered assumptions about race.
Obama has said, "I identify as African-American — that's how I'm treated and that's how I'm viewed. I'm proud of it." In other words, the world gave Obama no choice but to be black, and he was happy to oblige.
But the world has changed since the young Obama found his place in it.
Intermarriage and the decline of racism are dissolving ancient definitions. The candidate Obama, in achieving what many thought impossible, was treated differently from previous black generations. And many white and mixed-race people now view President-elect Obama as something other than black.
So what now for racial categories born of a time when those from far-off lands were property rather than people, or enemy instead of family?
"They're falling apart," said Marty Favor, a Dartmouth professor of African and African-American studies and author of the book "Authentic Blackness."...
ap and yahoo story
Go read the entire article and be prepared to vomit. The longer I see articles in the MSM it just makes me what to vomit. This article is just preposterous...and the ap should be ashamed of printing something like this...to generate "questions" about "racial" background when through the entire election the MSM hailed Obama as a "black" candidate and even ridiculed those in the black community who questioned whether he was "black" enough...
When is the ap going to run an article about us just being "Americans"...and if one is not content at being an American then get out.
There is no "pure" racial blood. It is a myth...a fairy tale...
We are humans...and some humans are Americans.
Get over it.