How come Obama is a BLACK MAN cuz he's 1/2 Black, but not White even though hes 1/2 White?

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posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 09:29 PM
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What makes me curious is why people view white people as the basic race. For instance if you half asian and half white people would call you Asian and you'd have more Ssian features. If you were half spanish and half white you'd have more Spanish features and so on. People never really call them white, except for some of the native american mixes. Im also part Cherokee but you wouldn't be able to tell it.




posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 09:35 PM
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Obama did not create the 1 drop rule.As a child he could not have dined out with his mother. IJS,

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posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 09:36 PM
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I think you just answered your own question. Appearance.


 
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posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 09:37 PM
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Why?
Same reason Tiger Woods is half Asian and is still considered black.

But it's a good question.
All this time we were led to believe that being black was all about living in the hood.
Yet Obama was born in Hawaii (insert asterisk here),
Lived in Indonesia,
Was raised by his white Grand Parents,
Played the white mans game most of his life,
which means he knows nothing about the hood,
yet is still considered black.

All while we were led to believe the color of ones skin does not matter.

Ha,
show me a successful black person, and I'll show you a black person that been called an Uncle Tom at one point in his life!



posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 09:38 PM
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Originally posted by Alxandro
Why?
Same reason Tiger Woods is half Asian and is still considered black.





He's 'black'?

I assumed he was Fijean or pacific islander
- based on the eyes.



posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 09:39 PM
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My question is also why are the gene's of other races dominant to caucasian genes.



posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 09:40 PM
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reply to post by BiggerPicture
 


I always assumed pacific islander too... Although I can't claim I follow golf at all. Maybe if there was a real Happy Gilmour



posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 09:57 PM
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Who cares? In my eyes he's a man of mixed race, nothing more, nothing less.



posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 10:14 PM
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Originally posted by dakota1s2
reply to post by Frankenchrist
 


what word were your referring to "bro"

Black? racist? usurper or what????


no man, just saying ... coming from a guy that used to call himsel "Hispanic" until I found out what that word is all about...

Think about it...

How can Cameron Diaz and Sammy Sosa both be "hispanic"? one is black and one is white.

Those are two totally diferent races.

"Hispanic" was made up for the census bureau.


just saying



posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 10:18 PM
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Originally posted by queenofsheba
Who cares? In my eyes he's a man of mixed race, nothing more, nothing less.


Yes!
My sentiments exactly, however, your comment alone would also be considered a racist statement in many peoples' eyes.
So shame on you for not caring.



posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 10:23 PM
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Aww.....no one's perfect...
I'm all kinds of mixed, but I go by American. I suppose that's racist, too?



posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 10:41 PM
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Originally posted by Alxandro
Why?
Same reason Tiger Woods is half Asian and is still considered black.

But it's a good question.
All this time we were led to believe that being black was all about living in the hood.
Yet Obama was born in Hawaii (insert asterisk here),
Lived in Indonesia,
Was raised by his white Grand Parents,
Played the white mans game most of his life,
which means he knows nothing about the hood,
yet is still considered black.

All while we were led to believe the color of ones skin does not matter.

Ha,
show me a successful black person, and I'll show you a black person that been called an Uncle Tom at one point in his life!






I dont know what type of black people you know, but the "hood" black experience is something pop culture/media focuses on and is normative of the black experience in America. If you are black....you are black. Its clear from your statements you know no black people personally.....and that uncle tom nonsense probably died with the 60s...I have never heard it used, in real life, in my quarter of a century on this earth as a black person by a black person to describe another,

Obama is called black because people see him as black because of his skin color, that is it. If you look black the world will constantly tell you that you are black. Lol. Obama and Woods had no choice in the matter.
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posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 10:57 PM
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So you think you have to be hood to be black?


Do you know how many "hood" whites there are? or latino? or any race? A lot
Being hood means you grew up in the ghetto, it doesn't mean a race.........


There's quite a bit of suburban/country/and rich black people in the USA, none of those are hood
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posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 11:36 PM
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Originally posted by RealSpoke
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So you think you have to be hood to be black?


Do you know how many "hood" whites there are? or latino? or any race? A lot
Being hood means you grew up in the ghetto, it doesn't mean a race.........


There's quite a bit of suburban/country/and rich black people in the USA, none of those are hood
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totally agree..


Im ther most "hood" guy at work. just because I had to live in the ghetto for a few years. Made me just a little bit harder.



posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 11:46 PM
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It does not matter. The white half looked after the usual ones, completely screwing us over, while the black half yelled "hey, i'm half black, bitch about me and you're racist", so it's best to just ignore the half we should have saw coming and say "right on, brother". Word.


 
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posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 11:56 PM
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How can Cameron Diaz and Sammy Sosa both be "hispanic"? one is black and one is white.

Those are two totally diferent races.

"Hispanic" was made up for the census bureau.

just saying


Really?

doesnt it come from "Hispanohablante"

(Spanish-speaker" in Spanish)

?

Regardless, yeah I notice on census docs they make it a must to clarify White hispanic from non-white hispanic

(blatino??)



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 12:04 AM
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Its based on physical appearance. Its like saying is a person rich or poor? Thats based on both attitude and appearance



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 12:06 AM
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Originally posted by BiggerPicture



How can Cameron Diaz and Sammy Sosa both be "hispanic"? one is black and one is white.

Those are two totally diferent races.

"Hispanic" was made up for the census bureau.

just saying


Really?

doesnt it come from "Hispanohablante"

(Spanish-speaker" in Spanish)

?

Regardless, yeah I notice on census docs they make it a must to clarify White hispanic from non-white hispanic

(blatino??)



How can you group a people together with only a language?

Thats just retarded.

Why should the government group us together just because some of my ansestors spoke Spanish?

I dont speak a word of it. If that was the case, Im English.

I have nothing in common with Puerto Rico, Guatamala, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic..etc etc..


Which brings me to the issue of why "hispanics" hate each other.

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posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 12:17 AM
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You? LOL

I dont have any ancestors who are Spanish speaking, not one.

So I'll ask again, of anyone who is Hispanic, or whatever they do want to provide as the more proper term for non-Spaniard 'hispanics'...

Doesn't HISPANIC come from the SPANISH term HISPANOHABLANTE.

Yes or No?

(Si o No?)




posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 12:22 AM
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it just means one who speaks spanish.

I dont speak it, so why am I hispanic?





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