Morgan Freeman: “Obama’s not black!”

Since he burst on the national political scene, Barack Obama has faced questions about everything from his place of birth to his college transcripts — but his race?

Oddly, apparent doubts about the president’s racial identification now are being raised not by his critics but by one of his strongest supporters: Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman. He told a surprised NPR interviewer this week that the United States has yet to see its “first black president.”

Freeman was trying to make a point that some people oppose Obama because of his race, when in fact, the actor argued, Obama is “mixed race” and not African-American.

“First thing that always pops into my head regarding our president,” he said “is that all of the people who are setting up this [racial] barrier for him … they just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white — very white American, Kansas, middle of America. There was no argument about who he is or what he is. America’s first black president hasn’t arisen yet. He’s not America’s first black president, he’s America’s first mixed-race president.”

Traditionally, Americans of mixed racial heritage are allowed to decide for themselves which, if either, of their parental communities with which to identify. Obama has self-identified as an African-American from an early age.

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  • Like I didn’t know…lol

  • charlieB-Miami

    LIKE speak the truth-MORGAN! Way to go- remember the term Mulato- not sure of spelling or intent but I think that is/was the term for a child of mixed race- SO as said he is not Black or beautiful or honest or nice or forthright or even trustworthy and that would be true IF he were purple.

  • smoky

    so, i have a question for you people who refer to certain citizens as “african american”. is charlize theron african american??

  • m123s

    I have been saying the same for several yrs. now; the mother determines ethnicity-her chromosomes. Not the wife,which assisted in the deception. The mother.

  • marineh2ominer

    I can’t think of ANY race or culture that would want to claim him beyond his progressive handlers .

  • Joe

    I’ve been saying for years that he’s a mongrel jive nigger and with each passing day it appears to be more true!

    • White AMERICAN

      Hey Joe I hope someone comes to your house and linches you. Ignorance likes your needs to be eradicated.

  • you know what…..I hate his white side as much as I hate his black side……does that make me a bi-racist…..no that make him an abject failure

  • Maurice

    So now that Freeman has seen what Obama’s policies are doing to this country, Obama is no longer black? Freeman is just attempting to keep the blame from falling onto black people. It’s the white people’s “fault!” It’s the “white” part of Obama that is guilty of all of the evil that he is doing.

    How many times have sensible people been told that they were racist, just because they disagreed with Obama’s POLICIES?

    If this is Freeman’s line now, he needs to formally apologize to all who have endured the sting of the “race card!”

    I don’t care what color the skin of my president is, but I don’t want him to take away my rights and make a slave of me, and that’s exactly what Obama is doing.

    • Independent

      You have no idea what being a slave really is. You haven’t a clue in your little ignorant head. You live in America you asshole. Why don’t you crawl out of your spoiled little bubble and take a look at the world. You are not even close to a slave and never will be.

    • Whateva

      Actually – Morgan Freeman just donated millions to his re-election campaign…. So no; save your paranoia…