Obama Helps Heal the “Halfies”!

In the South, Barack Obama is not only making history as the first African American Presidential nominee, he is also helping some whites see biracial people as….human. That Barack. He’s magic I tell ya! Check out what Bud Rowell of Alabama had to say to the New York Times:
“Bud Rowell, a retired oil field worker interviewed at a Baptist church in Citronelle, Ala., north of Mobile, said he was uncertain about Mr. Obama’s racial identity, and was critical of him for being equivocal and indecisive.
But Mr. Rowell also said that personal experience had made him more sympathetic to biracial people. “I’ve always been against the blacks,” said Mr. Rowell, who is in his 70s, recalling how he was arrested for throwing firecrackers in the black section of town. But now that he has three biracial grandchildren — “it was really rough on me” — he said he had “found out they were human beings, too.”

Obama is for the children, even if they are only half a race!

-JBaker says it’s all jokes ya’ll—we are ALL mixed!


For Some, Uncertainty Starts at Racial Identity {NYTimes}

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