While birthers have been saying repeatedly that “all this would go away” if Barack Obama would only release his long-form birth certificate, this hardly is the case. The usual suspects have started their campaign to invalidate what they were previously demanding. Since the newly-released Certificate of Live Birth closely follows the previously-released Certification of Live Birth, it is only natural that the same old discredited tales about the first one appear again — and so it appears that they will.
The first major recycled objection is that Obama’s birth certificate (both of them) list his father’s race as “African.” They make an appeal to ignorance and prejudice (not to facts) to make this sound wrong but it isn’t.
In 1961 Kenya itself, the suggested racial categories for its census were: