February 18, 2013

Director of Center for the Study of Race and Democracy looks at 'Age of Obama'

Posted: February 18, 2013
Matthew Whitaker

Matthew Whitaker, founding director for the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, examines the "Age of Obama" in a Feb. 17 op-ed piece for the Arizona Republic.

Whitaker says that the election of President Barack Obama reflected a "major pivot in American society."

The piece further examines the topic of "blackness" as personified by the Obama family: "Blackness, as personified by the Obama family, embodies the type of hybridity that defines all Americans. We are a fusion of humanity, but Obama’s ascendency has helped educate millions about just how diverse we are," Whitaker writes.

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The Arizona Republic

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