Via The Guardian
Obama’s ancestors on his white mother’s side appear to have been slave owners. William Reitwiesner, an amateur genealogical researcher, has published a history of Obama’s mother’s family and discovered that her ancestors have a distinctly shadowy past.
Reitwiesner traced Obama’s great-great-great-great-grandfather, George Washington Overall, and found that he owned two slaves in Kentucky: a 15-year-old girl and a 25-year-old man. He also found out that Obama’s great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Duvall, also owned a pair of slaves listed in an 1850 census record. They were a 60-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman. In fact, the Duvalls were a wealthy family whose members were descended from a major landowner, Maureen Duvall, whose estate owned at least 18 slaves in the 17th century.
From The New York Post
Obama — whose father was a black Kenyan and whose mother was a white Kansan — has said his mother’s ancestry could be traced to Confederate President Jefferson Davis, according to the Washington Post.
In 2007, a genealogist traced Obama’s roots and uncovered two slave owners in his maternal ancestry.
A later report by Ancestry.com suggested his mother also was a descendant of one of the first enslaved Africans brought to colonial America.
Since he has some “white privilege” in his DNA , will he start paying reparations?