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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 2 months ago

Why was Bill Clinton referred to as the first black president ?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It came from an essay written by Nobel Prize winning African American novelist Toni Morrison, during the Lewinsky scandal.  She was commenting on what she saw as the persecution of Clinton by his conservative foes and tied it to a long line of attacks on black masculinity.  She said that Clinton was metaphorically black, "blacker than any actual black president could be", because his biography and behavior adhered to so many of the "tropes of blackness" ("born poor, single mother, McDonalds and junk food loving").  And she saw the persecution of Clinton for his unpoliced sexuality as an outgrowth of longstanding attacks on black men's sexuality.

  • 2 months ago

    1994 Crime Bill. That's why.

  • 2 months ago

    cause someone referred him like that

  • 2 months ago

    in U. S. A. there is no black president, not black he was a mix race.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Because he played the saxophone and cheated on his wife.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    There is a little bit of black in all races. 

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