Orly Taitz: Obama Birth Certificate Should Say ‘Negro’
Surprising no one, President Obama's release of his long-form birth certificate has satisfied none of the Birthers.
Surprising no one, President Obama’s release of his long-form birth certificate has satisfied none of the Birthers.
TPM‘s Ryan Reilly (“Orly Taitz: Obama’s Long-Form Birth Certificate Should Say ‘Negro’ Not ‘African’“):
“Look, I applaud this release. I think it’s a step in the right direction,” so-called “birther queen” Orly Taitz told me in one of her many media interviews this morning. “I credit Donald Trump in pushing this issue.”
But she still has her suspicions. Specifically, Taitz thinks that the birth certificate should peg Obama’s race as “Negro” and not “African.”
“In those years … when they wrote race, they were writing ‘Negro’ not ‘African’,” Taitz says. “In those days nobody wrote African as a race, it just wasn’t one of the options. It sounds like it would be written today, in the age of political correctness, and not in 1961 when they wrote white or Asian or ‘Negro’.”
Taitz says she’s not giving up her fight. She also claims Obama isn’t a “natural born citizen” because she uses a standard that requires both parents to be American citizens — a misreading of the Constitution which if enforced would have rendered several other American Presidents ineligible.
Additionally–and I’m shocked Taitz didn’t point this out–Obama still doesn’t look white.