Okay, so here’s the latest, Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama’s ancestors may have owned slaves.
Stop the presses please!
In an Associated Press story, a genealogical researcher says Obama had white ancestors who owned slaves.
Note to AP: his mother is white, go figure?
William Reitwiesner, says he found the information in 1850 Census records from Kentucky. Obama’s father was from Kenya and his mother was a white woman from Kansas.
Reitwiesner says one of Obama’s great-great-great-great grandfathers owned a 15-year-old girl and a 25-year-old man.
Reitwiesner says the same records show one of Obama’s great-great-great-great-great grandmothers owned a 60-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman.
In the same AP report, Reitwiesner says he also found that two other presidential candidates — Republican John McCain and Democrat John Edwards — were descendants of slave owners.
Ooohh, no surprise there. If most white Americans looked into their history, I am sure the majority of them would find that their families owned slaves, just like if Blacks did the same, we’d find out we were those slaves.
So tell me again, why this is news?