“I’m biracial,” she says. “I will fight somebody who calls me black.”

Ms. [Heather] Curry thinks Mr. Obama identifying as African-American could be confusing to mixed-race children, making them feel they have to choose or making them think, “If Obama says he’s black, does this mean I’m black?” She thinks biracial people shouldn’t choose one race over the other because they are both.

“I’m biracial,” she says. “I will fight somebody who calls me black.”

L. A. Johnson, “Obama election stokes debate over what is biracial,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 3, 2009. http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sectionfront/life/obama-election-stokes-debate-over-what-is-biracial-328436/

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