Nicole - posted on 02/17/2010 ( 164 moms have responded )
I am so proud of Barack Obama for all that he has accomplished and becoming the president of the United States but I am bothered that he is known as the first "black" president when he is actually mixed. My daughter is half black half white. I want her to be so proud of that. I don't want her to grow up and say "I'm black" when asked or be categorized that way. She is both black and white. I think that is the greatest thing ever. We have came so far since the days of slavery and should celebrate that. I wish that President Obama would make more of a stand for who he really is and be an example for all the other mixed children in America and around the world. I feel like choosing one side or race over the other is forgetting half of your family and half of who you are. I could go on forever about this but I'll stop here. Am I the only one that feels this way? I want to hear your thoughts...