While most Americans consider President Barack Obama to be the first black president, Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman says that's not so.
Freeman recently told NPR: “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.”
Freeman added that President Obama has been “purposely thwarted” by the Republican Party: "They will not cooperate with him on anything. So to say he’s ineffective is a misappropriation of the facts.”