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Our 'obsession with white skin'

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Many people have e-mailed the Today programme over the course of the US presidential election to ask why we call Barack Obama black. He has a black father and white mother - so should we be referring to him as mixed race? Or even bi-racial - which is the term they use in the US? Bonnie Greer, playwright and critic, and writer Diran Adebayo discuss the term.

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