When we talk about African Americans in a convention sense it is generally a reference to the children of slaves. Even the West Indian immigrants are the descendants of slaves as well. Thereza Heinz Communist er Kerry created a minor storm when she described herself as an African- American. She was born to a Colonial
family in Mozambique so her version also does not fit the narritive.
The media seems to have different standards with Republicans. Obama got a free pass when the media attempted to get the divorce records from his Republican opponent. We have also the media diging up the Jewish heritage of George Allens mother. We have stories about Mitt Romney's polygamous father.
Now it turns out that the forebearers of Barak Obama owned slaves. There has been research by accademics who uncovered slave owners on the mothers side of the Obama family tree. Obama's father was a polygamist who may have attempted immgration fraud.
Obama forces us to look at the flawed assumptions of the Marcuse vitimology narritive. Self descibed "strong black man" Uptown Steve is part white and Native American. Does he get fractional reparations and casino revenue. Obama does not fit the African American story line. On top of this it seems he is likely from a wealthier family than Rudy G.
The insanity of race based obsession needs to end. Did Obama get racial preferences in College? It turns out Obama was not poor and his ancestors owned slaves. Obama illustrates the insanity of race based obsessions. Who decided Obama or Uptown Steve are Black. In both cases they are multiracial and our Commie Marcuse based obsession with race needs to end. All hiring and university admission should be on merit only with no legacy idiocy either.