Who called Clinton “the first black president”?

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Toni Morrison, the acclaimed African American novelist, wrote a piece for the New Yorker magazine in which she called Clinton “the first black president.” She explained: “Clinton displays almost every trope of blackness: single-parent household, born poor, working-class, saxophone-playing, McDonald’s-and-junk-food-loving boy from Arkansas.”


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