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Fabien_Valdu
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Do you think U.S President Barack Obama is the first black president?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/14/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Fabien_Valdu

Con

I do not believe Barack Obama is black, I believe he is biracial, due to him having a white mother and a father from Africa.
Benshapiro

Pro

Obama is a lighter shade of black, but he is still considered black. This is how he identifies himself. You are making the claim that he is biracial instead of black but it's perfectly reasonable to be categorized as black and also to be categorized as biracial.
Debate Round No. 1
Fabien_Valdu

Con

Regardless, he is only 50% black, his skin complexion has little to do with his heritage. There is also the 50% white, where does that go? Since he doesn't look completely black. In order for your argument to work he would have to be called black, white, and biracial, which seems a bit superfluous.

Also if he considers himself black, why have I not seen it?
Benshapiro

Pro

You are proposing a false dichotomy.

Either the president is black or he isn't.

I have shown that it is possible to identify as a black person while being bi-racial. Your premise is that Obama is NOT a black president. I am asserting that being bi-racial can qualify as being considered black.
Debate Round No. 2
Fabien_Valdu

Con

Fabien_Valdu forfeited this round.
Benshapiro

Pro

Vote pro.
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