My good friend Baldilocks has an interesting question for people that don't think Obama is a true "African-American because his father was from Africa and not a descendant of slaves.
Here's a quandary for all you hair-splitters on things don't matter: since my mother is an American descendant of Africans brought to the US to be slaves but my biological father is an African, does that make me "half African-American?"
This is one area that I actually don't have an argument with Obama on. I think the term African American is annoying because it is not an accurate term. Africa is a continent not a country and it does not attribute accurately to most black people in this country because honestly, we are the melting pot. But, if black people prefer African-American to just plain old American, that's up to them. I'm just glad everyone doesn't do that. I have a friend that would be Cherokee-Irish-German-Polish-Russian-Spanish-British-French-Japanese American. If everytime someone was asked if they were an American and the person had to launch into a dissertation to respond, that would get old quick.
So, basically, who cares if Obama is or isn't a American African-America or just plain old African-American; he's still not qualified to be President.