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AMERICANS: You can call me Bob

Letter by Robert T. Anderson, Gig Harbor on Feb. 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm | 13 Comments »
February 13, 2012 3:36 pm

Regarding what to call people who are sometimes described as black or African American (TNT, 2-4):

My ancestors came from Norway, Sweden, Germany, Ireland and England, but people call me Bob. Barack Obama’s relatives came from Kenya, Ireland and probably also places like Germany, the Netherlands and Tanzania. People should call him President Obama.

I am proud that we have multi-colored Americans whose ancestors came from all over the world.

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