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Barack Obama - black or white

Reader comment on item: Was Barack Obama a Muslim?

Submitted by jane (United Kingdom), Sep 30, 2008 at 06:30

Why, if Barack Obama is half black and half white, is he constantly called black? Why not white? He is not truly one or the other. Therefore he should be referred to as: of mixed origin which would stop the colour aspect being talked about. Naive - no a realist.


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