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obamian Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 02:47 AM
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50. You have not read "Dreams from My Father"
Edited on Thu Mar-13-08 02:48 AM by obamian
He wrote a whole book about this stuff.
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  -What ethnicity is Obama? loveangelc  Mar-13-08 01:36 AM   #0 
  - He has Irish origins in his matrilineal heritage.  stellanoir   Mar-13-08 01:51 AM   #1 
  - Obama decided long ago that he would be looked upon as a Black man....  FrenchieCat   Mar-13-08 01:51 AM   #2 
  - I recognize that in the U.S. you are defined as african american if you are half african american.  loveangelc   Mar-13-08 02:10 AM   #12 
  - It is too late for him to do that now. How many biracial folks get elected in Chicago?  jackson_dem   Mar-13-08 02:16 AM   #18 
  - well this isn't political but I do know parents who have more of a problem with a  loveangelc   Mar-13-08 02:28 AM   #31 
  - will be called a racist for saying racism exists like Ed Rendell was  jackson_dem   Mar-13-08 02:35 AM   #36 
  - you're always so cynical  woolldog   Mar-13-08 02:39 AM   #44 
  - Yeah....but that would ring that is not what he had done  FrenchieCat   Mar-13-08 02:19 AM   #22 
  - I can't speak for all of Black America  goclark   Mar-13-08 02:41 AM   #46 
  - Personally, I think it'd be neat if he played up his irish roots.  woolldog   Mar-13-08 02:37 AM   #41 
  - One of my favorite moments was when people were questioning his  stellanoir   Mar-13-08 02:12 AM   #15 
  - "Had he been born 20 years later, he might have defined himself as Biracial."  Breeze54   Mar-13-08 02:20 AM   #23 
  - there will be the John McCain issue in the GE....  better tomorrow   Mar-13-08 02:24 AM   #29 
     - I don't know if that will be the McLame strategy but  Breeze54   Mar-13-08 02:31 AM   #33 
  - Especially growing up here,  mahina   Mar-13-08 03:00 AM   #54 
  - That was decided for him by American culture and society**nm  misanthrope   Mar-13-08 03:04 AM   #56 
  - Here's his geneological chart. Just happened to still have it up.  Catherina   Mar-13-08 09:21 AM   #66 
  - His mother was from Kansas and  better tomorrow   Mar-13-08 01:56 AM   #3 
  - Irish  woolldog   Mar-13-08 01:57 AM   #4 
  - Kenyan-Irish? nt  MADem   Mar-13-08 01:58 AM   #5 
  - Obama is more Irish than Sen. John Kerry!  Breeze54   Mar-13-08 03:01 AM   #55 
     - Kerry's AUSTRIAN! And Czech! And Hungarian! And (agggh) related to BUSH!  MADem   Mar-13-08 03:22 AM   #59 
     - You forgot his mother is French  Breeze54   Mar-13-08 04:19 AM   #61 
        - I did...but then, I'm from his stomping grounds. Some of his history was news to him--  MADem   Mar-13-08 03:31 PM   #69 
     - here are his Irish roots.....  better tomorrow   Mar-13-08 03:23 AM   #60 
  - and here are his other grandparents.....  better tomorrow   Mar-13-08 01:59 AM   #6 
  - and another with his mother  better tomorrow   Mar-13-08 02:01 AM   #7 
     - and at his and Michelle's wedding.....  better tomorrow   Mar-13-08 02:02 AM   #8 
        - Oh, I never saw that  WesDem   Mar-13-08 09:28 AM   #68 
  - His mother's family is the Dunhams, who came from England.  David Dunham   Mar-13-08 02:05 AM   #9 
  - American  McCamy Taylor   Mar-13-08 02:05 AM   #10 
  - Yes, he's truly all American.  Raine   Mar-13-08 02:13 AM   #16 
  - It looks like, on his mother's side, he's a mix of English and Irish ancestry.  Drunken Irishman   Mar-13-08 02:09 AM   #11 
  - he was called "Barry" in school......  better tomorrow   Mar-13-08 02:11 AM   #13 
  - lol  woolldog   Mar-13-08 02:12 AM   #14 
  - that is Barry H. Obama, you know.....LOL  better tomorrow   Mar-13-08 02:17 AM   #20 
     - LOL Obama was a little chubberz. :p  loveangelc   Mar-13-08 02:31 AM   #34 
     - I think he should use these  Breeze54   Mar-13-08 02:36 AM   #37 
        - you are welcome...I found them as I am making a YouTube video of a lot of them  better tomorrow   Mar-13-08 02:37 AM   #40 
  - That is understandable.....when you have a last name like Obama,  FrenchieCat   Mar-13-08 02:22 AM   #26 
  - Aww shit  Snarkturian Clone   Mar-13-08 06:56 AM   #65 
  - Hawaiian (culturally)  andym   Mar-13-08 02:15 AM   #17 
  - actually, he spent some of that time in Indonesia, too....  better tomorrow   Mar-13-08 02:18 AM   #21 
     - 3 years , I think......  FrenchieCat   Mar-13-08 02:23 AM   #27 
  - Does he refer to his race much at all?  LittleClarkie   Mar-13-08 02:16 AM   #19 
  - with this ethnic can see it is really quite silly to  better tomorrow   Mar-13-08 02:20 AM   #24 
  - no.......but he has been forced to address it  FrenchieCat   Mar-13-08 02:23 AM   #28 
  - American.  ellisonz   Mar-13-08 02:22 AM   #25 
  - Half White. nt  2rth2pwr   Mar-13-08 02:27 AM   #30 
  - Well...... (you asked for it)  FlyingSquirrel   Mar-13-08 02:30 AM   #32 
  - hah ha, that is a Hillary answer for sure....  better tomorrow   Mar-13-08 02:31 AM   #35 
  - so, since he's related to Cheney...does that make Cheney  better tomorrow   Mar-13-08 02:36 AM   #38 
  - If that's true it will set them back another century  CreekDog   Mar-13-08 04:22 AM   #62 
  - black is a color. being a black person is about your color, what you look like  goletian   Mar-13-08 02:37 AM   #39 
  - true. But I identify as multiracial...  loveangelc   Mar-13-08 02:38 AM   #42 
     - nt  woolldog   Mar-13-08 02:48 AM   #51 
  - here is his mother when she was young...  better tomorrow   Mar-13-08 02:38 AM   #43 
  - and with his Indonesian half-sister, Maya....  better tomorrow   Mar-13-08 02:40 AM   #45 
     - and Maya's Oriental husband who came from Canada  better tomorrow   Mar-13-08 02:42 AM   #47 
        - A familyi that looks like mine...a family that looks like America.  Skidmore   Mar-13-08 06:50 AM   #64 
  - here is his Indonesian step-father, mother, and half-sister  better tomorrow   Mar-13-08 02:45 AM   #48 
  - and his fifth grade school picture in Hawaii  better tomorrow   Mar-13-08 02:46 AM   #49 
  - and how could we leave out his first bike.....  better tomorrow   Mar-13-08 02:48 AM   #52 
  - You have not read "Dreams from My Father"  obamian   Mar-13-08 02:47 AM   #50 
  - true, but not all people read the book....  better tomorrow   Mar-13-08 02:51 AM   #53 
     - where are you getting all these photos?  woolldog   Mar-13-08 03:08 AM   #57 
        - Google....  better tomorrow   Mar-13-08 03:15 AM   #58 
  - He is just as proud of both heritages. Just racism does make you seek pride in your colour.  cooolandrew   Mar-13-08 06:44 AM   #63 
  - He is what society thinks he is.  Katzenkavalier   Mar-13-08 09:23 AM   #67 

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