Comments on: It’s official – Obama is the first African-American president Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: Chip_H Mon, 05 Apr 2010 18:27:51 +0000 It’s interesting he’s not the First Indonesian-American, but then people would immediately say, well, his father was African, even though they lived in Indonesia when Obama was born (oops, Hawaii) and his mother was American, so forget about race and go with parents’ place of birth? Is that it? Would that not be either Kenyan-American, or African-AmericanContinent then? It ultimately becomes rather unsubtle bludgeoning by 18th Century mores, I can remember my uncle sniffing up his nose, ‘but he’s Irish!’