The $0.69 check the Dude writes at Ralph's for half and half is dated September 11, 1991, exactly ten years before the 9/11 attacks. While he is writing the check, George H.W. Bush can be heard on the television railing against Saddam Hussein.
[ with a silly reminder that Saddam invaded Kuwait in Aug'90, and had nothing to do with 9/11/01 ]
He is a black and Hispanic kid. Keep in mind that Obama was a Spiderman fan in his youth. A commemorative comic was on the way when I was in DC at his Inauguration. "Political correctness" is code in rightwingese for any type of inclusiveness, diversity, multiculturalism, etc. - all of which they object to because they are overtly or covertly racist. (UPDATE - Kayakbiker informs me that the new Spiderman is also gay ..)