Monday, October 27, 2008

Obama descended from slave owners not slaves

Obama, McCain seem to have Ky. ancestry

According to census data on Reitwiesner's Web site, Obama's great-great-great-great grandfather, George Washington Overall, and his great-great-great-great great grandmother, Mary Duvall, both owned slaves in Nelson County about 1850.

"It is amazing when you think about it," Lewis said. "Here you have a black man running for president and he is not descended from American slaves, he is descended from American slave owners. When you look into genealogy, you never know what you will find."

Well I suppose that is interesting in one aspect. In his case the term African-American certainly fits more so than most who prefer the term for themselves.

I wonder if he will issue an apology or use some of the money from his book for reparations.

I would bet this would be getting more play if only McCains ancestors had owned slaves.

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