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Mixed Race.

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Submitted by Mary Connor (Australia), Jul 14, 2008 at 10:52

Obama is as much white as he is black. Perhaps not being American I don't understand the finer nuances of black versus white, but I would say that as his mother was the most influential person in his life and because he lived with his maternal grandparents, in sum he would be a little bit more white than black. But at the very least, he is mixed race. So why is he referred to always (at least from my reading) as black?

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