Obama Fills Out Census Form, Identifies Race


obama2President Barack Obama has filled out and turned in his family’s census form, making sure to include an entry for the first grandma. To mark the April 1 “Census Day,” the White House said Friday that Obama had supplied information for himself, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha, as well as for Mrs. Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, who lives with the family.Census Bureau Director Robert Groves said Obama had joined millions of Americans who have gotten the message that the census is important and noted that filling out the form saves taxpayers the cost of sending an in-person interviewer.

Groves also said that living with extended family members can cause confusion on the form.

The White House didn’t immediately respond to questions about how Obama had identified his race. Obama is the child of a white mother and a black father; the form offers options for white, black and “some other race.”

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  1. Who cares what race he is? He’s an American. So am I. Presumably, so are you. We are all citizens of the USA, with all the rights, privileges and responsibities thereof, living under the same Constitution.

    Let’s junk the diviseness and the hate. Remember that eighty years ago in Poland we would have had to answer “Jewish” on a question about race. The same legal rights that allow us to live in peace put a mixed-race man in the White House. Try to get racist about him, and you put all of us and our children in danger.