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During the South Carolina Democratic debate, Obama responds to the question of whether Bill Clinton is the first black president?

Comment posted by braithwaite on Thursday, January 31, 2008 7:05 PM   
the question is based on a statement written by Toni Morrison: "After all, Clinton displays almost every trope of blackness: single-parent household, born poor, working-class, saxophone-playing, McDonald's-and-junk-food-loving boy from Arkansas."
Comment posted by yolondaC on Thursday, January 31, 2008 10:24 PM   
couldn't have asked for a better response!
Comment posted by molly on Thursday, January 31, 2008 10:41 PM   
I was talking to my friend about this. She claims that his "hip" response will be looked back as a defining moment in which many black people accepted Obama as truly a black candidate.  
Comment posted by kwame on Sunday, February 03, 2008 9:35 PM   
it was a dumb debate question.  obama addressed it well. but it was pretty inappropriate for a presidential debate.  save questions like that for david letterman or the tonight show.
Comment posted by majadi on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 9:34 AM   
We are overly simpliying not only the comment made by Toni Morrison but our response to it. When the position was put forth we should have been offended as opposed to making light of it. We have degraded ourselves to poverty, single parenthood, marijuana. and saxophone playing when our historical foundations support the birth and rise of civilization
~ Afrikan Liberation via Upward Movement!
Comment posted by kwame on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 7:03 PM   
majadi, on your list, (regrettably) let's not forget infidelity for which Clinton will forever be known

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