Tiger Woods does not refer to himself or his baby as black Woods has famously refered to his mixed-race identity as 'Cablinasian,' a word he derived from Caucasian, black, American-Indian and Asian. Obama was born and raised in Hawaii, the only majority-Asian state in the union; he spent four formative years in Jakarta, the home of his Indonesian stepfather Lolo Soetoro, where he attended local schools and learned passable Bahasa Indonesia. The family with whom he's closest β half-sister Maya Soetoro-Ng and her Chinese Canadian husband, Konrad Ng β are Asian American. So, too, are the most senior members of his congressional team β his Senate chief of staff Pete Rouse, whose mother is Japanese American, and his legislative director Chris Lu, whose parents hail from China. Evidence for Obama's affinity with the Asian American experience runs true even as one delves deeper into his history. "A lot of aspects of the senator's story will be recognizable to many Asian Americans," says Lu, a Harvard Law School classmate of the senator's who joined the team in 2005. "He talks about feeling like somewhat of an outsider; about coming to terms with his self-identity; about figuring out how to reconcile the values from his unique heritage with those of larger U.S. society. These are tensions and conflicts that play out in the lives of all children of immigrants." Is Obama a little Cablinasian? Is Obama just biracial? Or do we just call him BLACK? I am sure, he will just call himself black. That is how he got elected !