Am I the only one a little taken aback by this piece from The Associated Press over the weekend?
It's about how some feel that President Elect Obama's racial classification as black is somehow erroneous. He has said over and over that he is of mixed race - his mother was white woman from Kansas and his father a black man from Kenya. At the same time, though, Obama also has said he doesn't have a problem with being called African American. "I identify as African-American, that's how I'm treated and that's how I'm viewed. I'm proud of it," he has said.
Personally, I see Obama as man of color who transcends racial divides and who, hopefully, will help lead us out of this current financial mess we're in. In the end, that should be all that matters.