*Just in case there’s still any doubt, President Obama checked the “African American” box on the Census question about race.
Obama, born of mixed heritage, is the son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, giving him the opportunity to choose the “mixed race” option on the Census form However, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the president didn’t hesitate to answer the question, reports USA Today.
But Obama has described himself as a black man before. In a September appearance with David Letterman, the late-night talk show host wondered if some of the president’s opposition is fueled by racism.
“First of all, I think it’s important to realize that I was actuallyblack before the election,” Obama quipped.