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  • I thought I seen something one time where they said Jefferson might have been. I don't remember or know how accurate that is.
  • The Roosevelts were part Dutch...
  • I can think of a good answer to this question regarding Bush - but I don't want to be DRed !
  • I give up Sara...oh one of great beauty....
  • Martin "Please don't forget about me" van buren
  • He's not in office yet.
  • The one and only President Elect Barack Obama.
  • James Carter was part stupid, does that count yo?... :)=)
  • I will not provide the names of the first Bi-racial US President, there were 5 in all and not including President elect Barack Obama who has become the sixth. Not all were bi-racial because they where black and white but some also were bi-racial because they were native american and white or native american and black. I will leave some links so you can look it up yourself, it is about time we stop being ashamed and racist because we now have a bi-racial president elect and learn the history of those that have governed our country according to our history. http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-129761 http://www.amazon.com/Five-Negro-Presidents-J-Rogers/dp/0960229485 http://www.diversityinc.com/public/1461.cfm http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/jefferson/mixed/onedrop.html
  • 1) Barack Obama will be the first bi-racial (US) president who acknowledges his ancestry, and probably also the first president that could pretend to be called bi-racial in the sense that he is about half of European and half of African ascent. 2) The theory that there could have been already other bi-racial presidents bases on the following two books; the book by Auset Bakhufu seems to lack historical standards. The pamphlet by J. A. Rogers is as much a collection of allegations as it is a documentation of the strange understanding of race in America. 3) "Six Black Presidents: Black Blood : White Masks USA (Paperback) by Auset Bakhufu (Author)" "(January 1993)" Review: "Pseudo-history at its absolute worst, Aug 23 2003" "Set firmly in the afrocentrist tradition of GGM James, JH Clarke, and JA Rogers, this junk is a classic example of pseudo-history. Again and again, we see speculation and rumor ("it has been said" appears again and again in the text) presented later in the book as established fact. Repeatedly, the only citations for the assertions made refer to other afrocentrist authors, particularly Rogers. Very little use of legitimate primary sources is made; evidently using archival material, in the eyes of the author, only plays into the hands of the conspiritorial White Establishment. The author justifies her deplorable historical standards by babbling something about "ourstory," implying that "history" is only for white folks. "Ourstory," because it somehow empowers black folks, is evidently exempt from any sort of academic standards. Anything goes, apparently. Not only are the academic standards totally lacking, but the book at times borders on incoherence. Herbal remedies pop up, seemingly out of nowhere, in the middle of narratives unrelated to the remedies. The author frequently rants about the evils that white folks do, in jarring digressions that serve only to detract from the overall narrative. The real shame is that the subject of people of black heritage "passing for white" is indeed a subject that deserves serious study. In fact, serious scholarship has been devoted to the subject. More Americans than we realize have artfully concealed, sometimes from their own families, their true ethnic heritage. People within the same family will choose to live either as white or black, and it is intriguing how this shapes their descendants perceptions of themselves. This is a very important topic, but the author, with her rampant speculation (she seems to believe that every single white American is hiding a black ancestor somewhere), only serves to undermine the scholarship surrounding this subject. This is a worthless book in every respect. It isn't even good for a cheap laugh. Please do not regard this as good history in any way, because it is more about the author's personal agenda than responsible history." Source and further information: http://www.amazon.ca/Six-Black-Presidents-Blood-White/dp/1880187000 4) "Five Negro Presidents (Paperback) by J. A. Rogers (Author)" "(May 1, 1965)" Review: "Who was the first black president?, September 2, 2008" "This pamphlet is only 18 pages long, but they are very provocative pages. Rogers has basically collected some of the accusations in U.S. history where certain figures were said to have "black ancestry". In some of these cases, the black relative is so far back in the family tree that it would only constitute a very small part of the President's genetic history. But those were also the days when the "one-drop rule" was the way that most people thought about race, so having a great great grandparent who was half black meant the same thing as having a black mother or father. Keep in mind that each of the tales here use very superficial means for determining whether or not somebody has black ancestry. You simply cannot determine this from examining a skin color or hair texture. This pamphlet is as much a collection of allegations as it is a documentation of the strange understanding of race in America. Abraham Lincoln is an example of someone who was often accused of having black ancestry. He is supposed to have had darker skin than his black servant William Slade. Lincoln also described himself as having a "dark complexion with coarse black hair and brown eyes". Rogers has included here an old political cartoon showing Lincoln as a sort of Moorish caricature. The most persistent argument so far for the first black president has been for the man on the cover of this pamphlet, Warren G Harding. The primary source of this argument is a book published by William Estabrook Chancellor in which he interviewed Ohio resident who stated that Harding had a black relatives. His "grand uncle" was Oliver Harding, also shown on the cover. Critics argue that Chancellor was motivated by political and personal reasons against Harding, and that the theory is based on local rumors. The "evidence" for some of these black presidents is pretty slim. For example, Thomas Jefferson's mother wasn't a squaw (Native American), she was born in England's Greater London area. The last President is not named, perhaps to invite the reader to speculate, gossip or do his/her own research. Two of the people with the greatest evidence of black ancestry weren't presidents, but they were significant historical figures. One was Hannibal Hamlin, the 15th Vice President (under Lincoln). Rogers here reproduces several quotes showing that Hamlin's skin color was quite an issue at the time. Some believed that Lincoln had deliberately selected a "free black" as his Vice President in order to anger the South. A Union General even stated that he intended to form a military regiment of mulattos "about the complexion of Vice President Hamlin". Another prominent American named in the pamphlet is Alexander Hamilton, who was born in the Virgin Islands. In fact the section on Hamilton is the longest of them all, and one of the most convincing. Rogers suggests that Hamilton's mother was mulatto, and that his brother (from the same parents) was harassed when he moved to the U.S. because people believed that he was black. Included in this section is an early portrait of the Treasurer which shows Hamilton with wooly hair. Rogers was a very interesting historian, probably the first black revisionist. [...] "How should I know? One of my ancestors might have jumped the fence." ~Warren Gamaliel Harding, 29th U.S. President" Source and further information: http://www.amazon.com/Five-Negro-Presidents-J-Rogers/dp/0960229485/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1228181131&sr=8-1 5) See also this interesting article: "Racial heritage of six former presidents is questioned Tuesday, February 05, 2008 By Monica Haynes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette" Source and further information: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08036/854713-51.stm
  • Thomas Jefferson,Andrew Jackson,Warren HArding,Dwight Eisenhauer,Abraham Lincoln,psosibly Calvin Coolidge....Harding for sure,parents were rumoured to be freed slaves or perhaps escaped slaves

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