Barack Obama’s decision to declare himself as “black” on his census form rather than choosing a biracial option has so outraged conservatives that they can make furious declarations like this one without any sense of awareness:
The obvious contrast is between the president and Tiger Woods, who calls himself “Cablinasian-Caucasian-black-Indian-Asian. But Mr. Woods plays the game of golf, not that of race. He has never encouraged his fans to celebrate him as the first great black golfer. Yet “first black president” was always part of candidate Obama’s sales pitch. Thus, in at least this one important respect, Mr. Woods-unlike President Obama-is the free man blacks through the centuries of bondage yearned to be.
I mean… wow.