You aren't qualified. Here is Post reporter Jonathan Weisman discussing the intricacies of Barack Obama's ethnic identity:

He really did not become immersed in black American culture until he left college and went to Chicago. The great irony is that he is much more white than black, beyond skin color.

This is false. In fact Obama had quite a bit of exposure to black culture in Hawaii and at Occidental. But be that as it may, the worst part of this whole campaign season is watching us get defined by people who don't know us, and have no interest in knowing us. They throw some Jigga on the Ipod, and they're ready to go. Can't get through the first verse of "Lift Every Voice." Wouldn't know Elijah Muhammad from John Allen Muhammad. But they know us. Watching these fools talk about Obama and race is like watching a bunch of biologists discuss the finer points of corporate law--and discuss it with authority. Like they know.

UPDATE: I just thought about this--by dude's standard we would lose roughly a third of the black middle class. My spouse would be white. Half of my black friends, are apparently not black either. Amazing.

Anyway, something else. This post will attract trolls. Do yourself--and this blog--a favor and don't feed them please. If it's serious, than debate it seriously. If not, don't let yourself get drawn into ignorance. Do the right thing ya'll.

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