Morgan Freeman: “Obama is Not America’s First Black President”
When asked during the campaign how he views himself, candidate Barack Obama said that he views himself as black. He went onto say that cab drivers who pass him by on the street also view him as black. But Morgan Freeman doesn’t buy the idea that President Obama is America’s first black president.
The Oscar winner explained what he meant on NPR:
First thing that always pops into my head regarding our president is that all of the people who are setting up this barrier for him … they just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white — very white American, Kansas, middle of America,” Freeman said. “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.
Do you agree with Freeman? Are we still waiting for America’s first black president?
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