Why Obama Chooses 'Black' Over 'Biracial' With a Kenyan father and white mother, Barack Obama still identifies himself as African American rather than biracial. Alex Cohen explores why that is and what this choice means in the political arena.
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Why Obama Chooses 'Black' Over 'Biracial'

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Why Obama Chooses 'Black' Over 'Biracial'

Why Obama Chooses 'Black' Over 'Biracial'

Why Obama Chooses 'Black' Over 'Biracial'

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With a Kenyan father and white mother, Barack Obama still identifies himself as African American rather than bi-racial. Alex Cohen explores why that is and what this choice means in the political arena.

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