Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Nov 2009 17:11 UTC
Linux Now this is one to ponder. This year, the Nobel Peace Prize went to Barack Obama, president of the United States. The prize has been given to both politicians and non-politicians alike, and Keith Lofstrom thinks its time to hand over the Peace Prize to a non-politician once more: Linus Torvalds.
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RE[2]: easy to knock Obama
by bugjacobs on Sun 22nd Nov 2009 03:27 UTC in reply to "RE: easy to knock Obama"
bugjacobs
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2009-01-03

Obama may be black, but there are plenty of white / old men behind him .. And , Obama isnt even an Afro-American ! Hes from KENYA ! Id rather see an Afro-American president with multiple generations of Afro-Americans in his background. Its a deception that Obama is "black".

Edited 2009-11-22 03:31 UTC

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RE[3]: easy to knock Obama
by DrillSgt on Sun 22nd Nov 2009 04:03 in reply to "RE[2]: easy to knock Obama"
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2005-12-02

Obama may be black, but there are plenty of white / old men behind him .. And , Obama isnt even an Afro-American ! Hes from KENYA ! Id rather see an Afro-American president with multiple generations of Afro-Americans in his background. Its a deception that Obama is "black".


He was born in Hawaii. His parents were from Kenya. Now, Kenya is part of Africa according to geographic studies, so why would that not make him Afro-American?

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RE[4]: easy to knock Obama
by bugjacobs on Sun 22nd Nov 2009 07:58 in reply to "RE[3]: easy to knock Obama"
bugjacobs Member since:
2009-01-03

I did feel that real Afro-Americans have multiple generations of residency in the states ! And descend from the people who were unfortunately taken as slaves long long ago.

But - upon studying the below link, I think I'm half way to change my mind :

http://genealogy.about.com/od/aframertrees/p/barack_obama.htm

After reading that I guess I can agree he might be called of African-American descent. But his mother was "White" / Caucasian ! So, he is really as much white as "black", but now this is way offtopic ...... :-P Sorry. And Afro-Americans have Afros !!! :-P

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RE[3]: easy to knock Obama
by Soulbender on Mon 23rd Nov 2009 03:42 in reply to "RE[2]: easy to knock Obama"
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2005-08-18

Its a deception that Obama is "black".


I'm pretty sure people in Kenya are black. In fact, they're probably more black than "afro-americans".

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