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Bill Clinton Says ‘We Are All Mixed-Race’

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President Clinton takes the fight for the black minority vote to the streets

“The other thing I want to make a funny comment about is Steve Cohen’s remark that I was just a stand-in for the first black president,” Clinton said. “I’m happy to do that, but you know what else we learned from the human genome? We learned that unless your ancestors, every one of you, are 100 percent, 100 percent from sub-Saharan Africa, we are all mixed-race people.”
– Bill Clinton

Who is the real first black president. The black man now sitting in the White House or the white man who numbered ‘blacks among his best friends’ while sitting in the oval office 2 decades ago? Drop your comments below.


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Bill Clinton. ‘The first black president’


 — Who is the real first black president. The black man now sitting in the White House or the white man who numbered ‘blacks among his best friends’ while sitting in the oval office 2 decades ago? Drop your comments below.

Former President Bill Clinton came up with a unique response when he was addressed as ‘the first black president’ at a campaign rally on Friday, in Memphis, Tennessee.

While responding to the indroduction by Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) who said of (President) Clinton ‘while he clearly was not the first black president, he was a “heck of a stand-in.”‘ President Clinton addressed the intro by observing
“The other thing I want to make a funny comment about is Steve Cohen’s remark that I was just a stand-in for the first black president,” Clinton said. “I’m happy to do that, but you know what else we learned from the human genome? We learned that unless your ancestors, every one of you, are 100 percent, 100 percent from sub-Saharan Africa, we are all mixed-race people.”

Clinton’s remarks came only a day after actress Meryl Streep told reporters in Berlin that “we’re all Africans” when asked about her experience with Arab and North African films.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hugs her husband, former President Bill Clinton, during a campaign stop, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Hudson, New Hampshire.  
Clinton, who initially took on a role as a backstage adviser, began began campaigning for his wife last October. He intensified his attacks on Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) last week, accusing him of living in a “hermetically sealed box.” The Clinton camp which has snagged the support of many leading black political figures, including the Black Congressional Caucus, recently  accused Sen. Sanders of being a new convert to the cause of black emancipation. The battle over who will inherit the Obama political mantle rages relentlessly in the Democratic primaries.

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