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What makes Obama black and George Zimmerman white?

#1BvWJpEq5yPosted 7/14/2013 2:21:19 PM
Let's take a look!

Obama's mom was white, but his dad was black. Zimmerman's mom is Peruvian with African-American roots, and his dad is White (apparently of German and/or Jewish ancestry).

Barack Hussein Obama sounds like a black, almost Muslim, name. George Zimmerman sounds pretty white, if not German and/or Jewish.

Although both men are arguably mixed, Obama has some African-American facial features. George Zimmerman does not.

Somehow, based on this calculus, George Zimmerman is deemed white by liberals while Obama is deemed to be the first black President of America. Can someone explain?
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#2Ponies0fLegend1Posted 7/14/2013 2:24:10 PM
On the job apps when it asks about race, since Zimm is hispanic but isn't an immigrant he and anyone else like him would mark 'white (blah blah info in parentheses)', its just how you do it.
#3Yawn_Master2Posted 7/14/2013 2:34:12 PM
I see no differentiation, nor integrals.
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#4ManaYukaPosted 7/14/2013 2:39:19 PM
Obama's skin is dark

Zimmermans is light

Latino is olive skin, which is light brown, mix that with white and you get really light skin, thus whites/the south think Zimmerman is white
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#5KegIuneqPosted 7/14/2013 2:42:38 PM
Melanin.
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#6goguesPosted 7/14/2013 2:44:47 PM
People tend to identify most with the race they get treated as, which is usually the race they look like.
#7BvWJpEq5y(Topic Creator)Posted 7/14/2013 2:46:18 PM
gogues posted...
People tend to identify most with the race they get treated as, which is usually the race they look like.


And Zimmerman has always identified as Hispanic, and he looks Hispanic.
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#8goguesPosted 7/14/2013 2:54:02 PM
BvWJpEq5y posted...
gogues posted...
People tend to identify most with the race they get treated as, which is usually the race they look like.


And Zimmerman has always identified as Hispanic, and he looks Hispanic.


"hispanic" is not entirely separate from "white"
#9NoName999Posted 7/14/2013 2:56:06 PM
And let's face it, the way cops treat Zimmerman, he might as well be 100% white.
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#10BvWJpEq5y(Topic Creator)Posted 7/14/2013 2:56:41 PM
gogues posted...
BvWJpEq5y posted...
gogues posted...
People tend to identify most with the race they get treated as, which is usually the race they look like.


And Zimmerman has always identified as Hispanic, and he looks Hispanic.


"hispanic" is not entirely separate from "white"


Sure, it is. That's why every government questionnaire that asks about race asks if you're Non-Hispanic White or Hispanic White (among other options).

Also, Zimmerman is and always has been a registered Democrat. Interesting fact.
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