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DNA and Racial Identification.

If you read my post on those questioning Barack Obama’s race, the post below sent in by Zen asks the question: Is there an underlying problem with labeling people by race in an increasingly multiracial society? The idea that people are using DNA results to qualify for affirmative action, college admissions and scholarships and membership in… Keep Reading

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Mainichi Shimbun answers questions on Obama's race

When I first read Yoshinori Nakai’s (Deputy Chief Editorial Writer, Mainichi Shimbun) article answering the question: “Is U.S. President-elect Barack Obama really black?” I thought: “Okay, this is really a dumb-ass question!” but then it dawned on me that some in America had/have/may have issues with Obama and his race: “Is he Black enough?”  “He’s not Black,… Keep Reading

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Commentary: What Barack Obama means to me

When President-elect Barack Obama and his family move into the White House, it will signify moving into every household in America. Obama will not become some Black dude that moved in down the street located in a predominately White neighborhood and he and his family will not become the new Cosby Show. The Obamas will… Keep Reading

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Black Tokyo’s eMobile Post on CNN

[display_podcast] I would like to say ARIGATO for the emails and posts submitted by the various bloggers from around the world (thank goodness for Google Translate). Needless to say, I was happy to see that CNN ran the story on my post questioning whether eMobile’s CM was considered racist: “Obama is a Monkey in Japan?”… Keep Reading

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E-Mobile Pulls Obama Inspired Advertisement

The Guardian and other newspapers have reported that the E-Mobile CM showing a monkey in a suit addressing an election rally was pulled. E-Mobile denies accusations of racism but has decided to pull the advertisement. E-Mobile stressed it had used the macaque mascot in several other adverts and never intended to insult Obama but had… Keep Reading

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