Morgan Freeman, a.k.a. the most noticeable voice in American media, recently said Barack Obama should not be called the first black president.
In an interview on NPR’s "Tell Me More" with host Michel Martin, Freeman spoke about Obama's family, dissecting his parents' racial and demographic origins.
"First thing that always pops into my head regarding our president is that all of the people who are setting up this barrier for him ... they just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white — very white American, Kansas, middle of America.
There was no argument about who he is or what he is. America's first black president hasn't arisen yet. He's not America's first black president — he's America's first mixed-race president."
Not only is this ignorant, it's also wrong. We’ve had seven black presidents (including Obama), but that’s no longer important.
What use is a Black president, a White president, a Korean president, a Mexican president, or a gay president, if they don’t set the precedent for those that follow to do what is right for the people?
This presidential race is not about race. I want a president who will stand in the face of adversity.
One who will fight for the rights of those abroad. One who is not afraid to kill al-Assad. One who will stop the cops who stop me on my block. One who will fight for me and my liberty.
One that I will fight for, that I’ll bleed for, that I’ll cry for, that I'll grieve for, that I'll die for. Because I know if their life continues, the next generation will drink from the fountain of prosperity.
That’s what we should look for, not someone who looks like you. So with all that said, take a look at a few Presidents who aren't 100 percent pure. God bless America and everywhere else.