Obama's Mother Had African Forebear, Study Suggests

Jul 30, 2012 Full story: www.nytimes.com 35

President Obama 's biography - son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas - has long suggested that unlike most African-Americans, his roots did not include slavery.

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Gravediggers

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#1 Jul 30, 2012
'Mr Bill' it's the ECONOMY and JOBS!

How about some articles on that subject matter?

Distractions, distractions, distractions.

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#2 Jul 30, 2012
Gravediggers wrote:
'Mr Bill' it's the ECONOMY and JOBS!
How about some articles on that subject matter?
Distractions, distractions, distractions.
Dow Jones is over 13,000. Seems like SOME PEOPLE are making a boatload of money. Not trickling down, however.

“Open your eyes”

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Central Florida

#3 Jul 30, 2012
Dreams from my real father.

A Story of Reds and Deception


The Intimate Ann Dunham - Frank Marshall Davis Relationship
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The Hand of Frank Marshall Davis
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Notice how in the preview for the 2nd link, the DNC nor RNC has used this..........
Robert

Hollywood, FL

#5 Jul 30, 2012
[QUOTE who=""] son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas — has long suggested that unlike most African-Americans, his roots did not include slavery.[/QUOTE]

What an stupid assumption, Obama will have had far more ties to slavery through his africian roots than american. Just who do you think enslaved the slaves in the first place. In Kenya where he is from the Portuguese had trading posts for 200 years selling slaves among other items. The slave trade went on for 300 years before white people ever penetrated the interior.

Arab slavers moved into the interior of Kenya with the primary goal of exploiting rivalries between local tribes. The Arabs encouraged the powerful groups to conquer their weaker neighbors and sell them into slavery. The slaves were then forced to the coast and on to Zanzibar to be traded. Both ivory and slaves were hugely profitable and Zanzibar grew rich on the trade. This pattern continued despite the public outrage in Europe demanding an end to all slave trade. Eventually, the British brought their forceful anti-slavery message directly to the Sultan as they established a consulate at his court. After years of pressure, the Sultan finally relented and agreed to ban slavery in 1847.

The Arabs did not care who won just as long as they kept fighting there was a steady supply of slaves as one black tribe enslaved captives of another black tribe and visa versa.

So I am sure Obama had roots in slavery in Kenya as his ancestors were among the tribes fighting each other.

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#6 Jul 30, 2012
Obama's roots included stupidity.
TheOriginalDoby

Carson City, NV

#7 Jul 30, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
Obama's roots included stupidity.
yeah, cause you’re way more successful

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#9 Jul 30, 2012
American one-drop rule?

Well, then it's settled. Obama is now proven to be officially and without any further doubt 100% black.

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#11 Jul 30, 2012
i remember reading that bout 1 in 3 'white' americans have some african admixture.

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#12 Jul 30, 2012
Brainiac2 wrote:
American one-drop rule?
Well, then it's settled. Obama is now proven to be officially and without any further doubt 100% black.
I think most whites would go for that!
Robert

Hollywood, FL

#13 Jul 30, 2012
DISASTER LOOMS wrote:
i remember reading that bout 1 in 3 'white' americans have some african admixture.
Actually it is more than that, although humans in present form originated in Africa about 200,000 years ago, clues from genetics, archaeology and paleoanthropology show that it was not until around 60,000 years ago that people first began wandering off the continent to populate the planet.“Our DNA carries a story that is shared by everyone,” Wells says, and everyone’s DNA can be traced to a common ancestor in Africa — an “Adam,” who lived around that 60,000-year mark, or an “Eve,” who lived around 150,000 years ago, the earliest traceable male and female.
CHECK SIX

North Port, FL

#14 Jul 30, 2012
Robert wrote:
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Actually it is more than that, although humans in present form originated in Africa about 200,000 years ago, clues from genetics, archaeology and paleoanthropology show that it was not until around 60,000 years ago that people first began wandering off the continent to populate the planet.“Our DNA carries a story that is shared by everyone,” Wells says, and everyone’s DNA can be traced to a common ancestor in Africa — an “Adam,” who lived around that 60,000-year mark, or an “Eve,” who lived around 150,000 years ago, the earliest traceable male and female.
Yes ,that may be true as of the currant conjecture..If you like LUCY as yer Grand Ma 1000times removed?...Have Fun!.But as for me?? I ARE a NEANDERTHAL,from Europe,and do not have African Blood In Me....Before they came? We were!...Lots more to learn about NEANDERTHALS..DO IT???
see the light

El Paso, TX

#15 Jul 30, 2012
His roots included COMMUNISM!

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#16 Jul 30, 2012
Logan wrote:
<quoted text>I think most whites would go for that!
Most USA whites.

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#17 Jul 30, 2012
Drunks and commies was her cup of tea.

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#18 Jul 30, 2012
This is interesting...

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#19 Jul 30, 2012
another inconvenient truth for racists, birthers and crackpots most intelligent people find the information very interesting.
mutt

Clarkesville, GA

#21 Jul 31, 2012
As you trace back an individual's ancestry, his or her number of ancestors double with each generation. Therefore, it is not surprising that when they traced the President's mother's lineage 13 generations they find an Afican. Everyone has tens of thousands of potential direct ancestors at that distant remove. Of course, many of the lines criss-cross, so the actual number of ancestors a person has is usually much less than the potential. In isolated cultures, like Pacific islanders (an extreme example) there's a lot of cro connections. In newer and varied cultures, like the Americas', there are fewer intersections up the line. Nearly all Americns are racially mixed. If you go far back enough, we humans are nearly all related.

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#22 Jul 31, 2012
iamcuriousnow wrote:
another inconvenient truth for racists, birthers and crackpots most intelligent people find the information very interesting.
The only interesting thing about this information--accurate or not--is that it shows Obama is so bothered by having white in him that he will resort to anything to lessen the stigma. Frankly, I don't believe the story. Poor soul! how awful it must be to be so displeased with what one is!
look for the golly

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#23 Jul 31, 2012
" Obama's Mother Had African Forebear, "

they are not called forebears, they are called foremonkeys.
Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#24 Jul 31, 2012
DISASTER LOOMS wrote:
i remember reading that bout 1 in 3 'white' americans have some african admixture.
Oh no! What will the boys in white say?

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