are you "a typical white person"? Obama said: "The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know, there's a reaction that's been bred into our experiences that don't go away, and that sometimes come out in the wrong way, and that's just the nature of race in our society." http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20080321_Obamas_typical_white_remark_on_WIP_offended_some.html i guess he can claim he has the right to say this because he is half white.