As Half-White, Half-Black,
Obama First “Whack” President

By Jim Berlin

Those who say all criticism of President Obama is racially-motivated (It’s because he’s black), conveniently ignore an essential fact: Barack is not America’s first black president. That person is still in our future.

As a man with a white mother and a black father – a 50-50 split – he chose to identify himself as an African-American. And if that is a legitimate choice, he could have just as legitimately identified himself as a white man.

Real African-Americans were happy with Barack’s choice because they could claim one of their own was now in the White House. I, on the other hand, being of Irish-German ancestry, wondered why he did not come out as a white man.

Is there something wrong with being white, I wondered. Are we inferior? Does my president have something against me?

I resolved this issue in my own head by accepting the president for who he really is: Neither white or black, but a perfectly-

 balanced combination of the two – a “whack” man.

Had Mr. Obama chosen this same course, he would have had an opportunity to unite the races like never before. “I understand both sides of the racial issue,” he could have said, “because I am both sides of the racial issue.”

It’s not too late. If the president will just drop all this African-American stuff and come out as Whack, we can finally start getting along.

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