Is Barack Obama Black? Ask the President, Chris Cilliza

Seriously, IT’S 2014 CRAZY SEASON, and the media is playing the same foolish games they played back in 2007, pre Obama presidency.


President Obama made history in 2008 as the first African-American president in U.S. history.  By Chris Cillizza

But, according to data in a fascinating new Pew Research Center study, a majority of Americans describe the President as “mixed race” while just more than a quarter (27 percent) call him “black.”  See anything wrong with this picture?


I’m wondering if Chris Cillizza held his nose and sighed PHEW, before he typed up that load of horseshit.  I know Cillizza wrote this load of CRAP with graphs to get clicks, but let us not be fooled by the meaning and timing of this piece.

Obama Discusses His Racial Identity

In February 2007, Senator Barack Obama discussed his racial identity on CBS “60 minutes.” As a junior senator from Illinois, Obama didn’t just face criticism that he lacked the experience to be president but that growing up mixed-race made him unable to relate to the average African American. Told that some African Americans didn’t think he was “black enough” by Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes,” Obama remarked, “The truth of the matter is when I’m walking down the south side of Chicago and visiting my barbershop and playing basketball in some of these neighborhoods, those aren’t questions I get asked. …I also notice when I’m catching a cab, nobody’s confused about that, either.”

Senator Barack Obama’s 2007 60 Minutes Interview with Steve Kroft

KROFT: How important is race in defining yourself?

OBAMA: I think all of us in America and particularly African-Americans have to think about race at some point in our lives. The way I like to think about it, I am rooted in the African-American community, but I’m not defined by it. I am comfortable in my racial identity and recognize that I’m part of a very specific set of experiences in this country, but that’s not the core of who I am. Another way of saying is that’s not all I am.

More from the 2007 transcript

KROFT: You were raised in a white household?

OBAMA: Right.

KROFT: Yet at some point, you decided that you were black?

OBAMA: Well, I’m not sure I decided it. I think if you look African-American in this society, you’re treated as an African-American. And when you’re a child in particular that is how you begin to identify yourself. At least that’s what I felt comfortable identifying myself as.

KROFT: There are blacks who say that you don’t carry the psychological burden of slavery, or growing up in Harlem, or the south side of Chicago as descendants of slaves, but that you’re more recent-immigrant stock.

OBAMA: Right.

KROFT: What do you make of that whole debate?

OBAMA: I think [that’s] a small bunch of very intellectualized African-Americans, because that’s not how I feel when I go into my barber shop to get my haircut. It’s not what I experience when a cab driver drives by and waves and says, “I’m rooting for you.” What I think I will plead to is a different perspective on some of the racial issues that we face in the sense that I come at it with the assumption that there is racial prejudice in our society, that we do continue to carry the historical legacy of Jim Crow and slavery. We’ve never fully addressed that. It manifests itself in much higher rates of poverty and violence and lack of educational achievement in minority communities. But I know in my heart that there is a core decency to the American people, and that decency can be tapped. I think America is at the point now where if a white person has the time to get to know who you are, that they are willing on average to look beyond race and judge you as an individual. That doesn’t mean that they’ve stopped making snap judgments. It doesn’t mean that before I was Barack Obama, and I was just Barack Obama, that if I got into an elevator, a woman might not clutch her purse a little tighter. Or if I’m walking down the street, that you might not hear some clicks of doors locking, right. I mean, there’s still a host of stereotypes that I think a lot of people are operating under. But I think if they have time to get to know you, they will judge you as they would judge anybody else, and I think that’s enormous progress. We’ve made progress. Yes, things are better. But better is not good enough. And we’ve still got a long way to go.

KROFT: You think the country’s ready for a black President?


Why do you think Cillizza and his corporate masters are rehashing this nonsense again?


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31 Responses to Is Barack Obama Black? Ask the President, Chris Cilliza

  1. rikyrah says:

    Joey @60th_Street

    So, let me see if i understand. When the #ACA rolled out, Obama was black, now that it’s successful, he’s white? @TheFix
    5:03 PM – 14 Apr 2014

    • Ametia says:

      Love it! These fools will go to their grave being HAUNTED by the fact that Barack Hussein Obama rolled up on America and walked right into the Oval Office.

  2. rikyrah says:

    from TOD:

    Nerdy Wonka
    April 14, 2014 at 7:07 pm


    I’ve been seeing this crap recently from people in the media. He’s been an African-American President since 2009 but now that one success after another is rolling in faster than one can say Jack, he’s white. White, I tells ya. He wasn’t white when the media gave the birthers legitimacy and he had to show his birth certificate but he’s white when ObamaCare crushed the deadline and signed up 7.5M people and counting.

    That was another piece in Jonathan Chait’s offensive race article that made people mad. He refused to acknowledge and instead glossed over the vile racism President Obama faces, but decided to tell us that we should just pipe down until the next white president comes along and America will be fine again. He essentially boiled it down to racism? Pfftt….I’m just waiting for a white president so I don’t have to worry my pretty head about realities faced by minorities.

    By 2017, when ObamaCare is passing the 30M+ mark, when immigration reform has been done, when a budget surplus is tallied, etc they won’t just declare President Obama white, nooooooo…they’ll declare him beige, ecru, eggshell, linen, chiffon, lily, vanilla, cream, etc.

    *rolls eyes*

  3. Ametia says:

    #Can Chris Cillizza Chill Catching City Cab in BLACKFACE?

  4. Ametia says:

    Ask Chris Chillizza if he’s going to write a piece with attached Pew Poll asking the following questions:


    Here's another questions:


  5. Ametia says:

    Chris CillizzaVerified account
    Thanks for Twitter input. Changed headline to: ” Is Barack Obama ‘black’? A majority of Americans say no.”

  6. Here’s my take on this nonsense. See, Chris Cillizza & them are wondering how this black POTUS is beating racist republicans constant obstruction and kicking a hole in their ass. It’s hard for mofos to accept it. So they come up with another idea…HE’S NOT REALLY BLACK. It’s the WHITE in him cuz can’t no black man outwit, outplay a white man at their own game! Uh yeah, that’s it. Is Barack Obama Black?

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  7. Ametia says:

    Just so we’re clear, Chris Cillizza, PBO won with the majority of votes in 2008 & 2012, and your PEW POLL, which you can shove straight up your ASS, declares the majority is in complete DENIAL about President Obama being BLACK?


  8. Ametia says:



  9. All of a sudden white people like Chris Cillizza are confused. Is Barack Obama black? Why does he claim blackness? White is so much better. Why did he check black on the census? His mother is white. Wah Wah Wah..

  10. Why can’t Chris Cillizza accept the President’s blackness? Why can’t he accept white people’s one drop rule? What is his damn problem?

  11. I’m so got damn tired of this ISH!

    President Obama is BLACK. He claims his blackness. Yes, his mother is WHITE & she raised him to be proud of his blackness. Got it?

  12. rikyrah says:

    I just gotta be tickled.
    When you claim ‘ mixed race’ Pookey who just robbed the liquor store…
    then you can get back to me.

    • Ametia says:

      LMBAO Don’t I know it.

      These 2520s are sooooooooooo PREDICTABLE. It’s just like this crowd to attempt the CO-OPTING of the first “BLAH” POTUS!

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