In September of 2011, Mr. Freeman accused the Tea Party of being racist, saying they were out to get Barack Obama because he’s black. In an interview with Piers Morgan, Mr. Freeman stated:
“Their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. What’s, what does that, what underlines that? ‘Screw the country. We’re going to whatever we do to get this black man, we can, we’re going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here.’”
Now, less than a year later, Mr. Freeman is arguing that Barack Obama is not America’s first black president because his mom was white.
“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.”
However, Mr. Freeman very well may be wrong on his newest claim, that Barack Obama is “America’s first mixed-race president.”
While none of these claims have been verified, according to Wikipedia, there are other possibilities for “America’s first mixed-race president”. Of those possibilities are:
- Thomas Jefferson- it is said that his mother, Jane Randolph Jefferson, was of mixed-race ancestry.
- Andrew Jackson- it is claimed that his father was a “light-skinned slave.”
- Abraham Lincoln- it was claimed that hiss mother, Nancy Hanks, was of African descent.
- Warren G. Harding- was “accused” of having African ancestry by William Estabrook Chancellor, one of his “racist” political opponents
- Calvin Coolidge- it was claimed that his mother, Victoria Moor, was of a mixed-race family
- Dwight D. Eisenhower- it was said that his father was of mixed blood from Africa, and his mother was mulatto
The difference in these examples and Barack Obama is that it is proven that Barack Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, was white. However, we do not know with certainty that none of the above examples are true. Therefore, it cannot be said with certainty that Barack Obama is “America’s first mixed-race president.” We just do not know that to be an absolute fact.
What we do know as fact is that Martin Luther King, Jr. said:
“I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
Morgan Freeman, Van Jones, Barack Obama, and all the other race-baiters are spitting on the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. every time they bring Barack Obama’s race into the argument. These are the people that continue to judge a man by the color of his skin, rather than the content of his character. Otherwise, Allen West, Herman Cain, or any other Conservative black man would be given the same respect they tout for Barack Obama.
Now that Morgan Freeman doesn’t accept the fact that Barack Obama is America’s first black president, we will have to try for someone like Allen West. Now there’s a candidate Conservatives can support with pride!