Is Barack Obama black?

Barack Obama

I read this interesting opinion article titled “Is Barack Obama black? ” the BBC website today. What was interesting is that some Black American say he is not black because he is not a descendant of slaves. I remember reading an article about African immigrants living in the US being told they are not African-American because they did not experience slavery or racism like blacks born in America. They were Africans but not African-Americans even though they were naturalized citizens of the USA. Is’nt it ironic that the people who the title “African American” most fits are told they can’t use it. It is like telling an Italian who is a naturalized US citizen that they are not “Italian-American”…

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