Is Barack Obama ‘Black’? A Majority of Americans Say No.

Chris Cillizza, Washington Post, April 14, 2014

President Obama made history in 2008 as the first African American president in U.S. history.

But according to data in a fascinating new Pew Research Center study, a majority of Americans describe the president as “mixed race,” while just more than a quarter (27 percent) call him “black.”


While whites and Hispanics are far more likely to describe Obama as “mixed race,” a strong majority of African Americans see him as black. And black voters voted in historically large numbers for Obama. He won 93 percent of the African American vote in 2012 and 95 percent among that group in 2008. (John Kerry won 88 percent of the black vote in 2004; Al Gore won 90 percent in 2000.)


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  • Luca

    There is far more mixed up about him than his race.


    I’ve always thought of him as an effeminate mongrel – but they don’t seem to have that listed.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Anyone who criticizes Obama is anti-gay.

  • John

    The money that was wasted to commission this worthless poll probably could have fed a poor white family in Appalachia for a year.

  • Jim Kental

    Of course he’s black. When a white woman procreates with a black, or “half-black”, her kid is definitely not white. For the same reason that if you mix the finest food with sewage,the end-product is more sewage (not sewage tainted food).

    • blight14

      That is surely the most accurate description in the last 50 years………….

    • BulgAryan


      • Jim Kental

        See…… here’s solid proof. A white woman (fine food) mixed with a schwartza (sewage) and begot a dumb little schwartza (sewage). I rest my case.

      • Lt. Greyman, NVA

        Thanks for the vomit inducing visual.

      • BulgAryan

        Google Herbert Smagon for more “controversial” art.

  • blight14

    By his actions and associations, he is FULLY black, period.

  • Tom Mixx

    C’mon, if a cop downtown Camden, N.J. saw o’bama walking around in the streets, 2:30 AM on a hot summer night, he wouldn’t be thinking any “mixed” malarkey. He’d be think, what’s this black guy up to.

  • wretchedwhiterabbit

    I believe the proper term is mulatto.

    • Tom Mixx


  • John Ambrose

    Notice how the author says the results are from “a Fascinating new Pew Research Center study.”
    Maybe to a typical SWPL, tofu-eating progressive egghead like Chris Cillizza this poll is “fascinating” but I view it to be an idiotic waste of time and money.

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    He is nothing but Black. He ran on being Black. Blacks, in the US and even in Africa see him as their guy, a Black guy. The media considers him Black. His policies and ideologies are pro Black. He sees himself as Black. His Black wife sees him as Black. A spade is a spade.

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    He can only be Black. He can’t be anything else. No options or opinions here to choose from.

    • IstvanIN

      To paraphrase his excellency: “he is a typical black person”.

  • IstvanIN

    He doesn’t even look mixed race. He looks like any of a half-dozen typical American-Negro types.

    • Truth Teller

      Because his father was a pure African. Most mixed people in America don’t have a pure black parent.

      • David

        Well said,

        The myth that black is dominant comes from all the multi generated mixed mulattos that are seen as black .I can tell you that when someone is 3/4 sub saharan african and 1/4 white you can close to 100% of the cases see it the other way around this is not so. The reason for this is that blacks are less selected ( so less alleles have high frequencies so greater genetic distances) so they have less copies of alleles.

        Being 1/4 indonesian or so is even easier seen then white…

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    The typical American black is a mongrel. Genetic anthropological research reveals that they’re at least 20% white, on average. The only “true” blacks are in sub-Saharan Africa and they’re even worse because they lack the white genetic heritage of their higher functioning American cousins.

  • Mason Gull

    Racially he may be a black African but he actually has very little in common with the average American black in terms of culture and upbringing. His father was a Kenyan government official, but he was raised by well-to-do white people and for several years he lived outside of the US. He wasn’t really exposed to black American culture until he was in college. He does not speak like an American black. He doesn’t even look like the American black, since he is of East African ancestry while they are most of West African ancestry. He simply cannot identify with the average black on a fundamental level, though he certainly sympathizes with black Americans and their “struggle”. All things considered, I think he may be more mixed-race than he is black, though I haven’t given it much thought until now.

  • Notice that the poll did not offer the choice “white.” Mother white. Raised by white grandparents, both commies. Father full black Kenyan or Frank Davis, American Negro commie. Whatever the genes, Obammy is full bore black in his looks, speech, and the way his mind works.
    I once knew a black girl who wanted a “white baby.” (Don’t they all?) So she got herself a blonde blue eyed boyfriend who fathered “it.” It was not a white baby though.
    In the old South we had the one drop rule. Our ancestors understood.

    • Anglo


    • IstvanIN

      Can you imagine telling your future wife you have to make 18-22 years of child support payments to Fantasia Johnson?

    • Truth Teller

      The one drop rule is an Anglo and American concept. The Spanish and Portuguese don’t see it this way and it wasn’t this way in Latin America. It was more a caste system based on how close you were to whatever race and there were many different labels. It doesn’t make sense if you believe in genetics or believe in evolution. I believe in evolution and if we go far back enough our ancestors were apes. We weren’t created 6,000 years ago with a wand. People alone existed for 100,000 years.

      If you apply this rule, you are going to end up with white looking people with the average intelligence level of whites being considered black. Hypocritically the same people who believe in this rule want to credit white genes when they succeed.

      Think of it this way. The average IQ in the Congo is 65. The average white American or German American is a 102 IQ. Octoroons are not white (they are mixed) and I don’t advocate this sort of thing but if the breeding continues to the octoroon level, the child’s average IQ will be 97. Yet are to believe their intelligence level will be inferior to say someone in Napal or Indonesia.

      • Bossman

        I had my DNA analyzed and they said among other things that I’m 2.2% Neanderthal and my very white father’s ancestors who came from the fringes of the North Sea can trace back to eastern Africa to around 50,000 years ago.

        • Truth Teller

          I had my DNA analyzed too. I’m around 2.7% Neanderthal.
          It proves people wrong when they say Neanderthals didn’t exist and that the skeletons found were really people that had aged hundreds of years.

    • Fred

      “full black in …speech” ?? People in contact with him while he was growing up
      did not find any real evidence the guy thought of himself as Black
      or had Black experiences. As an adult vote hustler in Chicago, he learned to
      sink into Black dialect before crowds or cameras. .What is D.C. these days but
      an outpost of Hollywood!

  • MekongDelta69

    I consider him a totalitarian dictator, who doesn’t have the cojones to stand up to a 9th world country, but most certainly WILL crush ANY Americans who dare to stand up to him.

  • Anglo

    Where I come from, one drop makes you Black. He’s Black.

  • TheCogitator

    I’m a son of the segregated South. If a person had a drop of black blood, he was black. So as far as I’m concerned Obama is a… well, let’s say he is black.

    • Bossman

      That is not scientific or logical. It is just plain irrational.

      • wretchedwhiterabbit

        It’s just a generalization. What “one drop” really means is that the person with the “one drop” is “non-White”. Calling non-Whites, “blacks”, is like a Jew rabbit calling any non-Jew rabbit, “gentile”. Black is to White, as gentile is to Jew.

  • Kenneth Dickman

    If you mix chocolate and vanilla you gert chocolate.

    • Urbane Neanderthal

      If you mix an African commie with a stupid American leftist you get the Mocha Marxist.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      You mean, if you mix sh*t and ice cream, you get sh*t.

  • GenX Antipodean

    He’s everything and nothing.
    The ideal future global citizen.

  • coco bongo

    He is either an Africanized hybrid European or a Europeanized hybrid African. Traditionally known as a “mulatto”. Leftist tetminology would be “biracial” oh how quaint.

  • Clover

    They probably think they are being politically correct. I’d bet their view will change when they see how the Blacks see it.

    • I’m going to go with 65% Negroid and 35% Caucasoid. An advanced, altered Blackie.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Is Barack Obama ‘Black’?

    Obama is a Marxist/Communist which makes him red through and through and that’s all that matters.

  • Truth Teller

    If you call mixed people black, you can’t turn around and credit white genes if they ever accomplish something or turn out intelligent.

    • They get to be hypocrites, too.

      I am 3/16 American Indian: Cherokee and Tuscarora. I “pass”, though I only have to shave twice a week and tan very easily. I don’t look like a Mexican; I had the wrong sort of Injuns for that. I was informed by one poster here that by marrying a Japanese, I was “destroying my race”, but in truth, if I had married a lady as white as my high school girlfriend, I would have been destroying hers. Diane and I would have had tall, brilliant children, but since she was a liberal democrat from a family of liberal Democrats, it would never have worked out, even though I still do not have the words to explain how much I loved her 30 years ago.

      I am mainly Celtic, and I suspect my creativity and general handiness with tools comes from my mother’s side, while my intelligence is pure ex-father, one of the meanest men who ever lived, though only to women and children. One of the neighbors tried warning us in hushed tones about a terrible person named “Scott”. I tried not to laugh too hard before I explained that was me. Apparently everyone in the area was issued a printed warning about me, and they are expected to leave it in their homes when they sell and move away.

      Am I a very intelligent Amerind guy who passes for white, or a Celt who has been contaminated before birth? I don’t know.

  • Tom_in_Miami

    I must be missing something. Someone thinks Obama is NOT of mixed race? How can that be?

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Of course they HAVE to call him something other than black NOW (even though, during both elections, they called him African-American and he ran on being African-American. The reason should be obvious: by insisting that he’s not black, they open the door to calling for a darker candidate next time!

    Those whites who now call him “mixed race,” (a term not normally used in this country) are just playing into the hands of the political operatives who will now be campaigning for someone who is even darker and “better fits the ‘African-American’ experience.”

  • Urbane Neanderthal

    He’s mixed up alright.

  • Ahnenerbe

    He’s jewish from his mothers maternal line

    • Norseman

      Do you know the percentage of Jewish blood in Obama or who of his ancestors were Jewish?

    • Bossman

      Eric Holder definitely looks partly Jewish.

  • Negroid features & Negro dialect aside,

    was abandoned by his father,
    blames others for his shortcomings,
    disproportionately celebrates minor accomplishments,
    sympathizes with “the struggle”,
    plays the race card.

    Ergo, he’s black.

  • tetrapod

    Black, but not a ni’a. In other words, “articulate”. Otherwise not even progressive whites would have voted for him.

  • Northerner

    The perception of Obama being mixed is one of the reasons why so many Whites voted for him. They’d be far more reluctant to vote in a president who was actually black.

    It would have been interesting to see what Asian-Americans considered Obama to be. They probably couldn’t find enough of them for this survey. My guess is black.

  • Ringo Lennon

    It’s weird how some mixed race people look almost albino like. But O’Bama looks like a regular black man.

  • Ringo Lennon

    It’s weird how some mixed race people look almost albino like. But O’Bama looks like a regular black dude.

    • Bossman

      This fellow in the picture is an actor of Moroccan descent and most probably considers himself an Arab.

      • Ringo Lennon

        It’s just a joke. I know that ain’t Obama

  • disqus_irCdmAu8It

    He isn’t African American. He is an Indonesian Muslim. His wife is no more black than Archie Bunker. They are passing for black.

  • Romulus

    Black is black. Never mind the percetage. The term bi-racial helps the leftist goal of miscegenation and racial confusion. Always remember, dominant and recessive gene. Black male/ white female=black offspring.
    There,.. I fixed it.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    Black people often complain that the white man created the “One Drop Rule” to label anyone with even the slightest black ancestry “black”. Yet, today, it’s black people who call anyone with even the slightest amount of black blood “black”. This is usually done to gloat over a so-called black achievement or milestone accomplished by a mulatto, quadroon, or octoroon.

    This flip-flop is similar to the current situation in South Africa where the ANC was opposed to quotas when implemented by the white man, but now use quotas to favor the black man; and is, of course, similar to America where blacks opposed any laws that discrimate against blacks, but now favor laws that discriminate against whites to favor blacks. Despite black people holding themselves out as the holder of the moral high ground on civil rights, blacks do not oppose discrimination or labeling. They simply want to be the ones who discriminate and label. Got that racist white boy?

    • dewdly

      I don’t think blacks generally understand principle, but they do understand advantage.

  • He is best categorized as a mulatto usurper with a fake birth
    certificate and a paper trail that reads like either a CIA asset or
    someone who’s been in the witness protection program.

    Every government employee within arm’s reach of him who doesn’t reach out and
    arrest him this very instant is committing treason.

  • Delete it all you want mods.

    He is best categorized as a mulatto usurper with a fake birth certificate and a paper trail that reads like either a CIA asset or someone who’s been in the witness protection program.

    Every government employee within arm’s reach of him who doesn’t reach out and arrest him this very instant is committing treason.

    By the way, have you all signed up for this year’s 2014 AmRen conference, also known as the Kosher goyim Jamboree, or, Camping with Jew Shelterers.

  • This is my fourth time posting this comment in the last half hour, in the same thread, presumably by the same mod who has it in for me. So, Jew mod or Jew-loving mod, you stop deleting this one comment serially and ban my account from AmRen right this instant or I will have to come to the conclusion that, for reasons that will remain unmentioned, you are not allowed to.
    He is best categorized as a
    mulatto usurper with a fake birth certificate and a paper trail that
    reads like either a CIA asset or someone who’s been in the witness
    protection program.

    Every government employee within arm’s reach
    of him who doesn’t reach out and arrest him this very instant is
    committing treason.

  • He is best categorized as a
    mulatto usurper with a fake birth certificate and a paper trail that
    reads like either a CIA asset or someone who’s been in the witness
    protection program.

    Every government employee within arm’s reach
    of him who doesn’t reach out and arrest him this very instant is
    committing treason.

  • dewdly

    The political impresarios who created Obama worked very hard to give him some black bona fides – like having him join Reverand Wright’s black Christian church – a preposterous move for a “graduate” of Columbia. His loss to ex-Black Panther, Bobby Rush, tells us what black people in Southside Chicago really thought of him, but when blacks realized that he was being touted as a “brilliant” black man they overlooked his professorial manner that had turned them off before and embraced him as black.

  • DailyKenn

    Is Senator Elizabeth Warren an Indian? Only when it plays in the victimization mode.

    • Herman

      To Daily
      I loved Warren’s answer. She said she was Indian because her grandfather (or whoever) had high cheekbones.
      Imagine saying you were Jewish or black because you had a big nose or big lips.

  • dewdly

    I have used the term, “mulatto” to describe Obama, but it always meets with strong objections from liberals who think it is insulting. When a mulatto does well he is “black”, when he doesn’t he is the product of white masters raping the black slave girls – in other words they turn everything to their advantage.

    • I just call the thing an “n-word”.

    • DiversityIsDeath

      I consider mulattoes just light skinned blacks. Anyway, ALL African-Americans have some White blood in them as well. They are ALL black, they are ALL negroes. Obama too.

  • Herman

    Obama is black when it suits him.
    When he wanted to get into Harvard? He was black.
    When he chooses the school for his daughters? He is not black.

  • Lt. Greyman, NVA

    Only Science cares. I care more that he abuses power or that he even has it in the first place. Its like having the choice of having a seeing eye dog and being blind or having your sight. Or the choice of having a ostrich or a pilot in the cockpit of your commercial jet liner.

    As the British would say; “I resent the question!”

  • Why can’t you ban me, Juden-mod?

    I know you want to.

    What’s the matter, Z.O.G. got your tongue?

  • mikefromwichita

    very few ‘blacks’ in the USA are black aka Bantu. Most are what the Boer would call Coloured and what the Mandela’s would have killed on sight in Soweto. The 30 – 70% white ancestry are all which makes them as marginally function as they are in America.