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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

CNN.com: Behind the Scenes: Is Barack Obama black or biracial?

I think "both" was the point of the article. Can someone who is multiracial really be just one. Is Barack Obama black and not white or white, but not black? Is he African-American, a term that was coined to refer to descendant of former African slaves? Or an American of African descent? Is Tiger Woods black or Asian, or both. Yet he is portrayed in the media as only being black. He married a Swedish woman, so what would his children be considered black, Asian, Caucasian? From wikipedia, Woods acknowledges his diverse national/cultural backgrounds that is only 1/4 black, making his daughter only 1/8 black. So again, what defines someone as "belonging" to a particular "box". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_Woods#Background_and_family ----- Original Message ---- Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 4:56:53 AM Subject: Both Re: I just saw it on CNN.com: Behind the Scenes: Is Barack Obama black or biracial? Why not both? -----Original Message----- Subject: I just saw it on CNN.com: Behind the Scenes: Is Barack Obama black or biracial? Powered by * Please note, the sender's email address has not been verified. debate this in the car..... Click the following to access the sent link: Behind the Scenes: Is Barack Obama black or biracial? - CNN.com * --> Get your EMAIL THIS Browser Button and use it to email content from any Web site. Click here for more information. *This article can also be accessed if you copy and paste the entire address below into your web browser. http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/06/09/btsc.obama.race/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

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