It's the same in Europe really.<quoted text>
Someone who looks like Barack Obama, but not so famous, would have the same problems with police, with jobs, educational opportunities, inequitable judicial system, as any other Blacks in in America. Cops in America don't see "biracial". They see "black", or "n****r". They neither know nor care who your parents are.
Maybe things are different in Africa or Europe.
In the UK we do have a category ''Mixed Race'' but in many instances people with one black parent will be deemed black in society especially in regards to crime.
Mixed Race (black/other) doesn't exist in UK crime statistics, they're deemed black. Heck there is even this distinction called ''black and minority ethnic groups''(BME) which means all people who are not native Brits including whites who are not ethnic British.
Case in point:
So with that they can mislead people into thinking they're talking about black people. I don't know if it is done on purpose or not.