Wikipedia Unsure Whether African-American Should Be A A, A-A, A-a

Doug_Harris cats22 at STNY.RR.COM
Tue Oct 21 03:42:16 UTC 2008 says:
"The truth is, Barack Obama was born in the state of Hawaii in 1961, a
native citizen of the United States of America." (with about as good a definition as can be had) defines
immigrant thusly:
"A person who leaves one country to settle permanently in another."

Barack Obama is _not_ an immigrant -- recent or otherwise.

Benjamin Barrett said:
It was me. Are you saying that Barack Obama's father (and essentially,
by implication, Barack) isn't a recent immigrant? Barack Obama, Sr.,
came to Hawai'i as a student when he was 23 years old. Since he was
born in 1936 (,_Sr.), that
would be circa 1959, which is *very* recent for immigration.

And I certainly do *not* believe that Barack pals around with
terrorists!  BB

On Oct 20, 2008, at 4:14 PM, Doug_Harris wrote:

> I can't tell from the back-and-forth who said this
> __ African-American also has the potential to include recent
> immigrants such
> as Barack Obama and his father__
> but whichever of you it was, and I'm betting it wasn't Wilson,
> probably also
> believes BO also "pals around with terrorists."
> Come ON!!!! Recent immigrant, my foot!
> dh

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