Not exactly a household name, Herman Cain is the former CEO of Godfather Pizza. Cain is running for President.
One might, using visual cues, think that Mr. Cain was an “African American” but Cain wouldn’t. He says that he is a “black man in America” rejecting the African label as inaccurate since his affinity is with the USA and not Africa. Eurweb reports that Cain contrasts himself with Barack Obama, describing Obama as “more of an international” who was “raised in Kenya.”
Barack Obama was never in Africa until an adult. One recalls that GOP hopeful Mike Huckabee made a similar mistake.