Colbert questions Obama's 'blackness'
Published: Friday February 9, 2007
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In this video clip, Stephen Colbert points out that Barack Obama has referred to himself as a "black candidate." Colbert's guest, Debra Dickerson, disagrees with Obama's description of himself and says that in the American political context, Obama is not black.

Debra Dickerson is a columnist for and author of the book, The End of Blackness. Colbert's character disagrees with the premise of the book, saying, "I want to come out right here and say that I'm against ending blackness. I believe that everyone has a right to be black. It's a choice and I support that."