The answer is that because White Culture is endemically racist, the less respected aspect of Barack Obama's origins will tend to mitigate the more socially-acceptable side. Another way of saying this is that despite the many good things Hitler did for his country, it is the murder of six million Jews for which he is remembered. The bad always outweighs the good, even if - as in this case - there is nothing bad in being Black.
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