barack obama doesn't look any more or less white than the non-biracial celebs i posted above him.
barack obama doesn't look any more or less black than the non-biracial celebes i posted above him.
black americans are a multi-racial group that took on the name "black" in the 70's a form of affirmation.
it does not mean that black americans have not mixed with white people in past generations.
the question should not be, "why do blacks consider obama black" but "why don't whites consider him white" or even more important "when will racial categories cease to exist."
people in the united states would be just as surprised at lebanon's obsession with knowing and categorizing people by their religion.