Barack Obama Impact on the American Society
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... Race is part of America, and understandably race is and for most of his life been an important aspect of the life of Barack Obama, America’s president. His contact with race has been even more complicated than most others because of the wide array of ways race has played a role in his life. Firstly, he is bi-racial, with a white mother from Wichita, Kansas and a black father from Kenya, along with having a name with clear Arabic origins. This has led to him engaging in a significant amount of thought and confusion regarding race over the course of his life. As such, the “Nigrescence Model,” a model for the acquisition of Black identity created by William E. Cross Jr., does not quite fit his life,...