February 1, 2009 4:11 AM

Commentary: Why question Obama's racial bona fides?

According to some sticklers, we're still awaiting the election of the first black president of the United States. Obama, they tell us, is not really black, he's biracial. Race is largely a social construct with little biological significance. Dividing ourselves into distinct categories based on skin color is an old and ignorant habit, but one for which we still suffer the consequences.

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