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Title: Obama Only Marked Black on Census—Unfortunately
Post by: George on April 21, 2011, 11:17:17 PM
Quoting from the article...

(NEWSER) – When Barack Obama sat down to fill out his census form, he checked off one race: black. And as one of the most famous mixed-race people in the world, "he missed an opportunity," writes Gregory Rodriguez for the Los Angeles Times. In the 20th century, the idea of racial purity seeped into our legal system, with some states passing laws "codifying the 'one-drop rule,' which held that anyone with the slightest hint of African ancestry would be considered black." We've come a long way, and beginning in 2000, the Census Bureau adopted a "check-all-races-that-apply" approach. And many are doing so.

Read the rest of the story and see a photo of Pres. Obama as a boy at: 

http://www.newser.com/story/115577/obama-only-marked-black-on-census-unfortunately.html? (http://www.newser.com/story/115577/obama-only-marked-black-on-census-unfortunately.html?)