Obama Census Choice: African-American

Obama Census Choice: African-American

The Huffington Post

Mark S. Smith

WASHINGTON — He may be the world’s foremost mixed-race leader, but when it came to the official government head count, President Barack Obama gave only one answer to the question about his ethnic background: African-American.

The White House confirmed on Friday that Obama did not check multiple boxes on his U.S. Census form, or choose the option that allows him to elaborate on his racial heritage. He ticked the box that says “Black, African Am., or Negro.”…

…Obama the community activist and then politician always self-identified as African-American, and he now wears the mantle of America’s first black president with pride…

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