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Dennis: Will Birthers Be Satisfied?

This handout image provided by the White House shows a short-form copy of President Barack Obama's birth certificate from Hawaii. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Dennis Mansfield writes: Mother's Race: Caucasion ... Father's Race: African. Say what? That's what Mr. Obama, Senior was listed as - African. And for the life of me, I do not remember "nationality" (African) being substituted with "race" in the 1960's. But, I may be in complete error. When I first wrote on this issue, I asked for folks to help me find out how blacks/negroes/African Americans were referred to, on official Hawaiian documents, during that period of time. My guess is, that IF the "birther" conspiracy continues, it will hinge on some key points, one of which is this "official term". Another might be signatures and some minor point that pops out. More here.

Question: Why did the president wait so long to provide these birth certificates?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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