U.S. president Barack Obama appeared on 'The View' and promptly stirred up a hornet's nest of controversy when he referred to blacks as "a sort of mongrel people."
For those who aren't familiar with the term: a mongrel is a type of dog that is considered undesirable among breeders because its breed can not easily be determined.
It is highly insulting to refer to human beings as mongrels.
President Obama waded into the national race debate in an unlikely setting and with an unusual choice of words: telling daytime talk show hosts that African-Americans are “sort of a mongrel people.”
The president appeared on ABC’s morning talk show “The View” Thursday, where he talked about the forced resignation of Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod, his experience with race and his roots.
When asked about his background, which includes a black father and white mother, Obama said of African-Americans: "We are sort of a mongrel people."
"I mean we're all kinds of mixed up," Obama said. "That's actually true of white people as well, but we just know more about it." Read More...