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By Ingrid Michelle

Maybe it’s me but, I thought the census form was supposed to be confidential – at least that’s what they told us. Whatever the case, if that is so, how in the heck did President Obama’s response to his racial identity become public knowledge. According to the LA Times, he checked “Black” on his form and because of that the “multi-cultural community” has their panties in a knot. They’re upset because he didn’t check both “Black” and “White” or write in his response where applicable. I guess in the space he was supposed to write, “My father was Kenyan and my mother was Irish decent. I was raised by my maternal grandparents in Hawaii and I have a sister who is…” What in the world?! Don’t we already know his racial make-up by now? Isn’t it documented in his memoir and every single news article that could have run the story? Is there some hidden money set aside for multi-cultural individuals? If that’s the case, I need to go back and get mine because my great-grandfather was Indian or White. We all got something in us. And here’s the clincher, it was stated that his response…his private response could cause a rift between the multi-cultural community and the President. What?! Are you freakin’ serious? Just because he identified with being Black, a shoe gets thrown at him. First of all, have you seen our President walk lately? He is clearly a brother. That stroll is straight out of the movie, “Superfly,” starring Ron O’Neal. Please!

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