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June 12, 2008

Obama: Black, Or Bi-racial?

As The Black Factor blog points out, CNN Online thought enough of the question as to whether Barack Obama is "black," or "bi-racial" to ask its readers for an answer. As the blogger also points out, it's a shame the question wasn't on policy. However, as long as these questions seem to matter, is it accurate to portray Obama as a post-racial candidate? It appears to me he is more of a barrier breaker in that sense, than anything else.

A CNN reporter, Jason Carroll, posed a question to CNN online readers asking about Sen. Barack Obama’s racial identity. He says he received heated responses regarding whether or not Obama is Black or bi-racial.

Some Blacks and bi-racial people think that Obama is not Black. They say he is bi-racial, which is different. Obama refers to himself as Black because he says that’s what people see, when they look at him. It’s the same comment made by actress Halle Berry.

Anyway, it’s a shame that people are not focusing on Obama’s policies and ideas for the country because they are fixated on continuous discussions about his race and color. But, when we think of this country’s history, race and color are always going to be issues. Blacks even deal with these issues as a collective group.


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