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Is Barack Obama ‘black’? A majority of Americans say no.

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Steve Marcus

President Barack Obama smiles as he prepares to speak at a rally at Canyon Springs High School in North Las Vegas Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun/Pool

President Obama made history in 2008 as the first African American president in U.S. history. But according to data in a fascinating new Pew Research Center study, a majority of Americans describe the president as "mixed race," while just more than a quarter (27 percent) call him "black."

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