So, there is this huge firestorm since Morgan Freeman said that the first black president of America has not arisen yet. He said that President Obama is not that, that he is the first mixed president instead.
I understand why some are disturbed by this.
I understand that the history of the country has stood by the idea of the one-drop rule, by the thought that if you have some black in your ancestry, you are black by default.
I also know that many people do not consider Africans to be black - that they are a separate category. Others put them all into the black category.
Race is a social construct, and yet it still has so much power in our society - even in 2012.
Check out this PBS site for more on Race - The Power of an Illusion.