Politics

Most Americans Don’t Think President Obama is Black, Says Poll

| by Michael Allen

In 2010, President Barack Obama identified himself as an African-American when he filled out a U.S. census form.

According to The Huffington Post, Obama checked a box that read, "Black, African Am., or Negro."

However, 52 percent of Americans said in a new poll by the Pew Research Center that Obama is of mixed race, and 27 percent claimed he is black, reports The Hill.

Obama, whose mother was white and whose father was black, was identified as being of mixed race by 61 percent of Hispanics.

The Washington Post notes that 55 percent of African-Americans think Obama is black. Fifty-three percent of whites believe he is of mixed race.

Sources: The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Hill