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The Problem With Obama’s Faith in White America – The Atlantic The president’s optimism about race blinded him to the pervasiveness and stubborn persistence of racism.">The Problem With Obama’s Faith in White America – The Atlantic The president’s optimism about race blinded him to the pervasiveness and stubborn persistence of racism.

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The president’s optimism about race blinded him to the pervasiveness and stubborn persistence of racism.
The Problem With Obama’s Faith in White America – The Atlantic The president’s optimism about race blinded him to the pervasiveness and stubborn persistence of racism." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

The Obama Years, Through the Lens of White House Photographer Pete Souza Barack Obama has just two months remaining as the president of the United States, after serving eight years in office. Official White House photographer Pete Souza spent those years by the president’s side, capturing more than two million moments, large and small.">The Obama Years, Through the Lens of White House Photographer Pete Souza Barack Obama has just two months remaining as the president of the United States, after serving eight years in office. Official White House photographer Pete Souza spent those years by the president’s side, capturing more than two million moments, large and small.

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Barack Obama has just two months remaining as the president of the United States, after serving eight years in office. Official White House photographer Pete Souza spent those years by the president’s side, capturing more than two million moments, large and small.
The Obama Years, Through the Lens of White House Photographer Pete Souza Barack Obama has just two months remaining as the president of the United States, after serving eight years in office. Official White House photographer Pete Souza spent those years by the president’s side, capturing more than two million moments, large and small." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

Goodbye, American neoliberalism. A new era is here: Cornel West Trump’s election was enabled by the policies that overlooked the plight of our most vulnerable citizens. We gird ourselves for a frightening future.">Goodbye, American neoliberalism. A new era is here: Cornel West Trump’s election was enabled by the policies that overlooked the plight of our most vulnerable citizens. We gird ourselves for a frightening future.

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Trump’s election was enabled by the policies that overlooked the plight of our most vulnerable citizens. We gird ourselves for a frightening future.
Goodbye, American neoliberalism. A new era is here: Cornel West Trump’s election was enabled by the policies that overlooked the plight of our most vulnerable citizens. We gird ourselves for a frightening future." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

BY   Al Jazeera    PUB   Al Jazeera 

How did Barack Obama symbolise a change for the African-American communities of Washington DC?


The candidacy of Barack Obama made race a central factor in the presidential campaign 2008. From the time of slavery, African-Americans have been one of the most disenfranchised groups in the US.

For the same work, African-Americans may earn half as much as white Americans. They’re more likely to get convicted and receive harsher sentences for the same crimes.

Despite this grim reality, there is a new generation of African-American students on the rise. Obama’s speeches inspire them and the prospect of seeing the first African-American elected president of the US galvanises them.

We follow two African-American teenagers in Washington DC embracing Barack Obama’s example who refuse to let race be an obstacle to their aspirations. It is their voice and they feel it is their time.

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Race: Generation Change [Video]