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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-09-07 02:50 PM
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14. HIs father is from the African country of Kenya
Edited on Fri Feb-09-07 03:03 PM by SemperEadem
the difference being his father knew his own country of origin. Therefore, techincally, Obama is Kenyan-American.... as those of us Americans who are descended from African slaves know, our ancestors never had their country of origin recorded because they were considered chattel. However, this woman is still wrong--because Obama would still be considered black by anyone who sees/speaks with him. He would still be exposed to the same experiences other black men are exposed to in this society. She is stupid for holding such a divisive viewpoint and her being called out and made to look like a fool for the position she's trying to put forth was her karma justice. Obama has no problem being considered African American, so why should she? It doesn't diminish anyone else.

I'm just sick of Obama being made a lightening rod for people with half-baked notions and neurosis about him possibly being the next president. Good for Colbert for calling her stupidity out and spanking it good.
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