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Username: Yvettep

Post Number: 3353
Registered: 01-2005

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Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 07:21 pm:   

I have read somewhere that each, Barack and Michelle, perceived the other as "exotic" and that was part of their attraction to each other. That rings true for me. I also think that folks' choices can be "calculating" while also having genuine love, caring and respect at the core. Everyone does that mental calculation: Will this person be good to and for me? How will we look together ad what will others think? What will they and we be like in X years?

Thumper and Cynique, I also thought I read somewhere that BO's father or paternal grandfather was some sort of domestic help in Africa. I know that is not the same as slavery, but I think we often forget what Africans went through under colonialism.

Kola, I recently read an interview with BO's half sister on his mother's side. She does seem quite personable. Also, I'll try to find something about a half brother on his fathers side who is a restaurant owner and pianist in China. A truly sprawling, international clan!

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