The Birther Summit in Honolulu: Day 1
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After that interview, we went into the records office, and Miki asked to file a form to get her son's birth records. While she was filling out the form, I happened to overhear a woman who was sitting at a desk say something about the “race” field on a birth certificate she was preparing. I asked her if this was the office that responsible for filling out the birth certificate information for babies born there, and she said that it was.
Because she had just asked something about the “race” field on the birth certificate she was working on, I asked, “Back in 1961, would anyone have ever entered 'African' as the race of a parent?” She said, “No, back then they probably would have listed a black person's race as 'negro.'” I asked, “So, the word 'African' wouldn't have been used, because that is a nationality and not a race, right?” And she responded, “Right. Nowadays we can use 'African American' though.” To which I added, “But, the word 'African' by itself has never been used as an entry for race?” And she simply said, “No. Never.”
And there you have it . . . from the folks at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children.
Executive Director, The Birther Summit
Birthers: $10,000 for Obama Birth News Clip
The birther conspiracy — i.e., the theory that Barack Obama was not born in the United States and is thus ineligible to be president — seemed to have been put to rest when the White House posted Obama's long-form birth certificate on the Internet in April.
But, while the mainstream media may have dropped coverage of the matter, birthers continue their work.
This week, Dean Haskins, executive director of The Birther Summit, is in Honolulu to promote a $10,000 award for whomever can produce the actual edition of the Honolulu Advertiser or the Honolulu Star-Bulletin that reported Obama's Aug. 4, 1961, birth.
Even if the print version is produced, however, Haskins' mission will continue.
Civil Beat spoke with Haskins Tuesday outside Kapiolani Medical Center, where the president says he was born.
MORE HERE: http://www.civilbeat.com/posts/2011/09/14/12843-birther-nuts-in-town
UPDATE: Kapiolani Medical Center Shuck and Jive On Day 2: Hawaii Department of Health Showdown MORE HERE
Vital Statistics of the United States 1961 - Vol. 1 - Natality - Pg 231 - Race and Color -
Citizen v natural born Citizen-It's Don't Ask Don't Tell-20100809 issue Wash Times Natl Wkly - pg 5