What everyone seems to miss is the fact that Obama is not
African-American. Under Federal law, to claim that you are of a certain minority, you must be 1/8 of that race or ethnicity. Obama's mother is white and his father is only 1/8 African (a great-grandfather), making him 1/16 African. His father is mostly Arab
Obama would be more accurately described as being Arab-American. His middle name of Hussein is no chance occurence.