• Blame the south and their retarded one drop rule.
  • I think a lot of it has to do with what side that mixed person best identifies with. If you didn't know Obama was mixed I think a lot of people would assume he is black, there is no way he could "pass" for white if he wanted to. At the same time I don't think he's denied his white side and the same can be said for others of mixed heritage.
  • because whites are becomming the minority. plus everyone feels bad for someone that plays the race card. dont you???
  • all i can really say is people are stupid. if it bothers them tell them to brush it off and them being a bigger person is what makes them a better person then those assuming things.
  • As far as I'm concerned, mixed people are regarded as mixed...unless they look Black. That, like someone has said, has more to do with the one drop rule. I'm from the south and this "rule" is still inforced everyonce in awhile and generally by those who aren't black. Also, Obama refers to himself as black. He resembles a black man more than a white man and calls himself that. If he is comfortable with doing that, there's no reason why he shouldn't or shouldn't be called a black.
  • I think it has to do with how he looks. Does he look black or white to you? Personally, it matters not to myself, but this is just my own insight.
  • I'm still trying to figure that out. No one said that Bush was a "white" jack a**. Look at Tiger Woods most people refer to him as "black" but he is also Asian.
  • Really? What if my MOTHER was CHINESE--and my FATHER was WHITE? Would I be "racially mixed?" Would that make me "BLACK?"
  • I think they generally identify more with the side they look more like. Most I have seen look more black than white, and tend to be treated that way. My son for instance is mixed blk/white. When I go to his school the kids ask him "is that your mother"? Like they find it hard to believe that he has a white mother. He looks mixed, but they are kids...that tend to grow into adults that think the same way. Not everyone, but there sure are a lot. Feel free to view my profile and make your own assumptions, as to why he himself refers to himself as black...well brown has he does notice the lighter skin he has. He has called himself black or brown but never white.
  • If I were close to you right now, I'd give you a big hug and a kiss!!! I've been saying this all along about Obama; whenever he was referred to as 'black' in the media, I'd just about jump up and down and scream and holler, "HE IS NOT BLACK, HE'S BIRACIAL........"!!!!!!! WHY WHY WHY he's continually referred to as black makes no sense to me....his wife is black, and he and his children are biracial...........once and for all!!!!!!! So thanks for giving me a chance to vent!!!!!!!!!
  • Maybe it's because his actual physical colour is black, whatever his parents were.
  • Only black lives matter now.

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