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Jonah Goldberg

Carson ‘more authentically’ black than Obama

2 Nov, 2015

In a column titled, If You’re Black, Lead The Pack, Goldberg writes about the perception of Carson’s race:

Here’s something you may not know: Dr. Ben Carson is black. Of course, I’m being a little cute here…One could argue that he’s even more authentically African-American than Barack Obama, given that Obama’s mother was white and he was raised in part by his white grandparents. In his autobiography, Obama writes at length about how he grew up outside the traditional African-American experience — in Hawaii and Indonesia — and how he consciously chose to adopt a black identity when he was in college.