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.
"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution."
- John Adams