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Barack Obama and the idea of a postracial society

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In 2008, the United States witnessed a milestone: Barack Obama, a first-term senator from Illinois, became the first African American to be nominated for the presidency by a major political party. His subsequent election suggested that American society had finally surpassed some of the racial divisions that had plagued the country. But racial inequality persists and issues such as financial disparities between African Americans and other groups and protracted prejudice and discrimination still need to be confronted. This volume also celebrates the indelible marks made by African Americans on culture, speech, art, music, dance, literature, politics, law, athletics, and more.
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Full title barack obama and the idea of a postracial society
Author zoe lowery
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series African American experience from slavery to the presidency
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subject_facet African Americans -- Social conditions -- 21st century, Electronic books, Obama, Barack -- Influence, Racism -- United States, United States -- Race relations
title_display Barack Obama and the idea of a postracial society
title_full Barack Obama and the idea of a postracial society / edited by Zoe Lowery
title_short Barack Obama and the idea of a postracial society
topic_facet African Americans, Influence, Obama, Barack, Race relations, Racism, Social conditions