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."
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"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.”