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