If today we’ve become freer to concoct our own identities, to check the “white” box or write in “multiracial” on the form, the question then forces itself upon us: are there better or worse choices to be made?…As the example of President Obama demonstrates par excellence, the black community can and does benefit directly from the contributions and continued allegiance of its mixed-race members.

Barry and grandparents at his high school graduation

Barry and grandparents at his high school graduation

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/opinion/sunday/as-black-as-we-wish-to-be.html