Barack Obama has repeatedly stated that he is an American not the African American people want him to be. In his recent speech he explained his multiracial background. His father is an African from Kenya and his mother was an American from Kansas. So people need to keep in mind that he is not just a black man, but a white man as well. The dna structure in African Americans is stronger than it is in white Americans, which is why Obama is more brown-skinned than light-skinned.
If African Americans are only supporters of Barack because of his skin complexion, they are in for a rude awakening. He is not focused on one nationality, one class group nor is he focused on one gender. Obama wants America to believe in his promise for change, not because he's part African American, but because he can deliver the antedote America needs to heal!