Constructing a Black President

September 25, 2014 10:13 PM

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Constructing a Black President

"Everything's changed! Everything's Changed!", exclaimed the young African American boy, jumping and cheering on the streets of The Bronx. Barack Obama had just been elected as the first African American President of the United States. It's impossible to know if the young man, in his excitement, grasped the truth and the fallacy of his statement. Indeed, things did change.

The newly elected 44th President would endure division and criticism of an unprecedented nature. His political opposition would challenge nearly every initiative he put forth, with the resulting governance usually mired in gridlock and inaction. His new profession, which he was seemingly destined fo...

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