He was often on the defensive, careful to assert himself as "America's president," and not just "black America's president" while also withstanding an unprecedented amount of racist backlash. But Obama could not escape being a black man in America. That's what made the moments when he publicly embraced his blackness all the more powerful. Here are some of our favorites.
Barack Obama hand gesture sparks row over "terrorist fist jab"
Barack Obama hand gesture sparks row over "terrorist fist jab" - Telegraph
Share via Email Michelle and Barack Obama bump fists. Hill, the anchor of Fox News show America's Pulse, made the comment last Friday after Obama and his wife affectionately bumped fists before his victory speech on becoming the Democratic candidate for president. A terrorist fist jab? The gesture everyone seems to interpret differently," said Hill in her show. Hill apologised for the gaffe live on-air at the start of her show on Tuesday.
Fox News anchor taken off air after Obama 'terrorist fist jab' gaffe
January 11, at 6: Michelle is an educated sistah, but a sistah none the less. I think Michelle and Barack are absolutely beautiful together as man and white. They make me feel good about being married, being Black, being a man, being American.
But on Tuesday night, millions of people witnessed Michelle Obama daintily knocking knuckles with her husband as the Illinois Senator took the stage to claim the Democratic presidential nomination. The Washington Post called it "the fist bump heard 'round the world. Others claim the fist bump's national debut occurred off the court, citing the Wonder Twins , minor characters in the s Hanna-Barbera superhero cartoon The Superfriends, who famously touched knuckles and cried "Wonder Twin powers, activate! One might also credit germaphobics for the fist bump's popularity. Deal or No Deal host Howie Mandel reportedly adopted the gesture as a friendly way to avoid his contestants' germs.