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    Re: How would you describe President Obama?

    None of the above. A child of privilege, raised by a cosmopolitan academic mom and a banker grandma, he did not have any of the 'racial' experiences of the blacks in America - not until he entered politics and made a metaphorical fortune out of his skin pigmentation pattern. He is white, for all practical purposes. Hell, if we followed the Roman tradition of the nobles adopting promising candidates for Senate and for the throne of Emperor, his name would be Barack Obama Pritzker.

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    Re: How would you describe President Obama?

    l cant believe some people are still interested in skin colors

    both black and democrat and father is muslim too

    it must be a real disaster for some cons

    at least he is not gay.......
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    Re: How would you describe President Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    None of the above. A child of privilege, raised by a cosmopolitan academic mom and a banker grandma, he did not have any of the 'racial' experiences of the blacks in America - not until he entered politics and made a metaphorical fortune out of his skin pigmentation pattern. He is white, for all practical purposes. Hell, if we followed the Roman tradition of the nobles adopting promising candidates for Senate and for the throne of Emperor, his name would be Barack Obama Pritzker.
    What the heck? Raised by a single mom. Family needed food stamps for a time. Teenage mom and dad who from a third world county on a scholarship. Even they wanted to go back to rural Africa to introduce his new wife to the family, there's no way they could have afforded the plane fare from Hawaii to Kenya.

    The only life of priveldge Obama expericed was being brought up in a family that valued education and doing your best in school. And he got to experice life in another culture as a kid, which is an educational adventure most American kids don't get to experice. It did pay off for him however as he used his solid educational background to earn an Ivy League juris doctorate, that led eventually to him being elected potus. Money wise, he was poor some of the time and lower middle-class most of the time as a kid. If it was anything like my upbringing, he probably ate half of the time at the mercy and love of caring grandparents as a kid. The wonderful thing bout America however is no matter what station of life you're born into, with caring parents and a strong work ethic starting with elementary school, you don't have to say in poverty your whole life.

    Btw: Hawaii happens to be one of the most racist cultures in America, something the tourists are shielded from, at least with kids. The native Hawaiians are at the top of the pecking order. Whites are second class citizens. No telling what kind of racial bullying Obama endured. There's a military brat sub-culture in Hawaii, which would be more colorblind but I'm not sure if Obama found his way into those circles.
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    Re: How would you describe President Obama?

    Self righteous douche.

    Wait, this is a race question?

    Mixed.

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    Re: How would you describe President Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    What the heck? Raised by a single mom. Family needed food stamps for a time. Teenage mom and dad who from a third world county on a scholarship. Even they wanted to go back to rural Africa to introduce his new wife to the family, there's no way they could have afforded the plane fare from Hawaii to Kenya.

    The only life of priveldge Obama expericed was being brought up in a family that valued education and doing your best in school. And he got to experice life in another culture as a kid, which is an educational adventure most American kids don't get to experice. It did pay off for him however as he used his solid educational background to earn an Ivy League juris doctorate, that led eventually to him being elected potus. Money wise, he was poor some of the time and lower middle-class most of the time as a kid. If it was anything like my upbringing, he probably ate half of the time at the mercy and love of caring grandparents as a kid. The wonderful thing bout America however is no matter what station of life you're born into, with caring parents and a strong work ethic starting with elementary school, you don't have to say in poverty your whole life.
    What "poverty"? The famous loving grandmother (with whom Barack was living since he was 10) was vice president of the Bank of Hawaii. He studied at the elite Punahou prep school. Before that, he lived with his mother and stepfather - a liaison between the Unocal (now part of Chevron) and the Indonesian government. "Big Oil" coprorations may have many sins, but letting their key employees to starve is not one of them.

    In any case, there was nothing "African-American" in his early experience. It is not bad or good, it is just how it was.

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    Re: How would you describe President Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Btw: Hawaii happens to be one of the most racist cultures in America, something the tourists are shielded from, at least with kids. The native Hawaiians are at the top of the pecking order. Whites are second class citizens. No telling what kind of racial bullying Obama endured.
    The Hawaiians are nowhere close to the top. The Japanese dominate, especially in politics. The Chinese are close second, especially in commerce. Whites are doing just fine.

    If Obama had endured any bullying, I am pretty sure he would tell us. Over, and over, and over...

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    Re: How would you describe President Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    • Black
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    For those who don't know, his father was Black and his mother was White.

    On the way home from Starbucks I was listening to conservative talk show host Michael Berry; he said President Obama was half white, do you agree?
    Incompetent comes to mind



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    Re: How would you describe President Obama?

    Depends on the context. The "drop of blood" notion of race is a construction, just as race is, but how I am discussing a topic would determine what words I would use to describe him.
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    Re: How would you describe President Obama?

    why does his race matter? his politics is what SHOULD matter.
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    Re: How would you describe President Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    why does his race matter? his politics is what SHOULD matter.
    His race matters, but it depends on what we are talking about.
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