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Obama And The Politics Of Being Biracial

President-elect Barack Obama defines himself as African-American. His mother is a white American, and his father is a black African. This hits a nerve with some people, who wonder why Obama doesn't use the term biracial to describe his race.


Dawn Turner Trice, race relations columnist for the Chicago Tribune

Annette Gordon-Reed, professor of law at New York Law School, and author of The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

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