Barack Obama is the first president to have major questioning of his birth certificate. You don't think this is because of his race? People believe that he grew up in Kenya, an African country, and he's African American. How is this not racial? There is no evidence that he was born in any country besides the US (unless if you can actually give me some).
http://www.bnd.com/2...y-soetoro.html: "I know my paper's philosophy is to let people have their say (within legal limits) and the truth will win out (hopefully). But I sometimes think we should consider offering an occasional editor's note when writers take a particularly flagrant departure from reality."