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Barack Obam A Black Man From Kenya And A White Woman From Kansas

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Barack Obama was born in Hawaii to a “black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas” in 1961. (Austin 460) Obama moved quite a bit in his early years. He lived in Hawaii, Washington, and Jakarta, Indonesia. He had a strong relationship with his grandparents and mother who provided stability for him to feel comfortable to adapt to the new environments. His father was not present for most of his life. Barack was smart and a good student. Barack attended some of the most prestigious universities in the country. He attended Occidental College, Columbia College, Harvard University, and later became a professor of constitutional law at the University of Chicago. During this time, his passion grew for civil and political service. Barack Obama wanted to make a difference in the world. He was very involved with inner city social causes. He gained enough credibility and support to be elected as a Illinois State Senator in 1997 and then a U.S Senator in 2004. In 2008, Obama ran for the Democratic Party presidential election. “The most serious threat to Obama’s campaign for the Democratic nomination came in 2008, when videos surfaced of Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s long­ time pastor at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, making inflammatory statements about the U.S. government and race relations in America” (Austin 460). Reverend Jeremiah Brown is considered “family” to Obama. “He strengthened my faith, officiated my wedding, and baptized my children” (Austin
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