White House officials are confirming reports that President Obama filled out his U.S. Census form and declared that he was Black.
When filling out his Census form, Obama checked the box saying that he was “Black, Afr American or Negro”—a term used on the census in case older Black people still refer to themselves as such.
There was speculation whether the President, born of a Kenyan father and white mother, would check white, check both black and white, or check the box saying he was “some other race.”
The Census forms do not have a category for biracial or mixed race people.
Uhhh why did need White House officials to confirm this?
Did everyone else not get the memo that this is the first Black President?