Thursday, April 01, 2010

The First Other President?

It must be a sign of our new post-racial society that in a story about Obama filling out his Census form the media cannot get a question answered about what race the multi-racial president selected. Surely he chose 'other', right?

Putting black would seem wrong since his mother was white and his father put "African" for his own race on Barack's real birth certificate.

Or is it racist to ask, even without spittle? After all, nobody asked what his SAT scores were, or his grades at Occidental, Columbia or Harvard. Well whatever, it's a slow news day. I'm guessing Bill Clinton's award remains intact!

MORE 4/1/10

Politics Daily...
What we don't know is how Obama answered the question about race, since a person now is allowed to mark one or more boxes. The son of a black Kenyan and a white mother born in Kansas, Obama has some options: a box that says "Black, African-Am., or Negro," and another box that says "white." The word "Negro" has been controversial, Groves said on MSNBC Thursday morning, but the intention was "to be inclusive" and let people see a word "that applied to them."
What are the odds the president actually chose 'Negro' and misrepresented his background? But wait, it's not really important, is it? It's a private matter--might even be racist to even discuss it. OK, but somehow the AP thought it was important enough to ask (which got picked up all over, including the NY Times) and there's scant evidence their reporter, er, who was not named, has been labeled a racist yet. But when this guys asks, the slams begin. Holder was right--we're still a bunch of cowards.

2 comments:

Debbie said...

So much we don't know, no college transcripts, no birth certificate, no information on the census

Speaking of the census, we got our second form today.

Debbie
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.clm

A.C. McCloud said...

We got the short form. I dutifully filled in "AC Mccloud, redneck hater", and sent it back.