American Identity in the Age of Obama (Routledge Series on by Amílcar Antonio Barreto,Richard L. O'Bryant

By Amílcar Antonio Barreto,Richard L. O'Bryant

The election of Barack Obama because the forty fourth president of the us has opened a brand new bankruptcy within the country’s lengthy and infrequently tortured historical past of inter-racial and inter-ethnic family. Many relished within the inauguration of the country’s first African American president — an occasion foreseen by way of one other White condominium aspirant, Senator Robert Kennedy, 4 many years previous. What may have simply been labeled as a dream within the wake of Brown vs. Board of schooling used to be now a fact. a few dared to think about a post-racial the USA. nonetheless, quickly after Obama’s election a small yet continual faction wondered his eligibility to carry place of work; they insisted that Obama used to be foreign-born. Following the Civil Rights battles of the 20 th century hate speech, no less than in public, isn't any longer as loose flowing because it were. probably xenophobia, in a land of immigrants, is the recent rhetorical equipment to assail what that is non-white and accordingly un-American. in addition, contemporary debates approximately immigration and racial profiling in Arizona in addition to the conflict over rewriting of historical past and civics textbooks in Texas recommend post-racial the US is some distance off.


What roles do race, ethnicity, ancestry, immigration prestige, locus of delivery play within the private and non-private conversations that defy and make stronger current conceptions of what it capability to be American?


This publication exposes the altering and chronic notions of yank identification within the age of Obama. Amílcar Antonio Barreto, Richard L. O’Bryant, and a good line up of individuals learn Obama’s election and reelection as watershed phenomena that might be exploited by means of the president’s supporters and detractors to have interaction in numerous types of narrating the yank nationwide saga. regardless of the potential of significant adjustments in rhetorical mythmaking, they query no matter if American society has replaced substantively.

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American Identity in the Age of Obama (Routledge Series on Identity Politics)

The election of Barack Obama because the forty fourth president of the U.S. has opened a brand new bankruptcy within the country’s lengthy and sometimes tortured heritage of inter-racial and inter-ethnic relatives. Many relished within the inauguration of the country’s first African American president — an occasion foreseen by way of one other White condominium aspirant, Senator Robert Kennedy, 4 many years previous.

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