Aaron McGruder, the creator of the comic strip and animated series The Boondocks , denies allegations made in the press that he accused President Obama of not being really black but Michelle Obama “and her momma” as being “one of us,” in a speech at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind. on Monday.
McGruder writes in a letter to Editor & Publisher:
“For a long time now, I have tried to keep my opinions on the election and Barack Obama to myself. I occasionally do speaking engagements, which are not open to the press, and unfortunately some of my comments have been twisted around in a silly manner. The claim that I asserted our new President was not Black is categorically false.
“I have seen an endless stream of Black pundits on TV pontificating about the significance of President Obama’s election – many of them making reference to the 3/5th’s clause in the constitution regarding slaves. The point I was making is that this is not an accurate comparison.
“Barack is the son of an immigrant, not the…