President Barack Obama did many things to get to the positions he is at now.” Obama himself struggled with his mixed-race identity and sought to figure out how he fit in with the rest of the world”(Source B). He also had many problems growing up and many complications to get through school since he didn’t have much money. But Obama showed great appreciation for the things he had. He went out in his community becoming a great leader. Not only did he go out in his community and be a leader, But he showed great leadership, as a senate and as a president.Barack Obama was more than just an ordinary President, but he showed great leadership, hard work and cared for others than himself.
Most people do not see color as simply the way something looks, however. They tend to associate certain colors with specific feelings, emotions and memories. (Dmitrieva) For instance, blue is most commonly associated with “feeling blue” meaning one feels upset or depressed, however, blue is
President Barack Obama is know for remarkable events such as becoming the first African American president of the United States; however, not everyone knows about what else Obama has done. He is also an author who has written around twenty books including a memoir about his early life leading up to his life in law school, and a children’s book dedicated to his daughters. His most famous book Dreams From My Father, a memoir about his early life leading up to law school, is a prime example of what influenced him to write. There were many things that happened in Obama’s life that caused him to write. Things such as the segregation happening in the U.S at the time, his broken home and his feelings towards his absent father.
Barack Hussein Obama was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu Hawaii. He is of mixed parentage: his father, a black African born in Kenya, while his mother, a white American that came from Kansas.
Barack Hussein Obama Jr, the first African American President of the United States, was born on August the 4th 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Obama’s birth is considered as an important turning point for African American’s in history, he was the first African American to serve as a United States president. Barack Obama is currently the 44th president of the United States. He was raised in a middle class family with education being the core of their lives and had very noble values. Obama was a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, he was elected the first African-American editor of the Harvard Law Review. Obama met Michelle Robinson in 1989 in Chicago’s law firm of Sidley Austin as a summer associate and not too long after that they began to date. Obama was a civil rights attorney, community organizer in Chicago where he helped rebuild communities that was devastated by the closure of the local street plants and a teacher at University of Chicago Law School before pursuing a political career. The time Obama spent helping rebuild the communities he that this time of his life “the best education I ever had, better than anything I got at Harvard Law School” (1). For Obama, he explains that from that experience is what contributed to finding his identity and forming the path that he has taken whilst in the white house. Barack Obama won the election in November 4th 2008 and then took office on January the 20th 2009, these two dates were significant days for America.
Color fills our world with beauty. We delight in the colors of a magnificent sunset and in the bright red and golden-yellow leaves of autumn. We are charmed by gorgeous flowering plants and the brilliantly colored arch of a rainbow. We also use color in various ways to add pleasure and interest to our lives. For example, many people choose the colors of their clothes carefully and decorate their homes with colors that create beautiful, restful, or exciting effects. By their selection and arrangement of colors, artists try to make their paintings more realistic or expressive.
One of the biggest adversity’s Barack has faced is racism. Many people didn’t believe Barak could not become president do to the color of his skin. He experienced this all throughout his life starting in early childhood to the present.While he was in his early childhood, he remembers being made fun of for the color of his skin, he was left out and disliked. (Michael Nelson,2017,p.np.)
Both of his parents, actually met in the University of Hawaii, His father being Barack Obama Sr, who was actually a black foreign student born in Kenya, and his Mother Ann Dunham, was a white american from Kansas. After the birth of Barack Obama, two years later both parents decided to get in a Divorce, and the father left to go continue his studies at Harvard University, after he was done, 19 years later he died in a car accident taken placed back at his home country in Kenya. From age six through ten, Obama lived with his mother and stepfather in Indonesia, where he attended Catholic and Muslim schools. After a couple of years in Indonesia, her mother grew a concern with the education of her son, then latter sending him back to Hawaii to continue his studies, he went back to then live his his grandparents, in which he will be raised by in his teen years. He later continued to attend Hawaii’s prestigious Punahou School from fifth grade through graduation from high school. Making him really smart, all due to the hard work the school had to offer in terms of education. His mother later had seemed to have problems with her husband, and decided to get in a divorce, and continued to then travel back into hawaii. At school education wasn’t the only thing that he excelled in, he also was a huge player in his High School Varsity BasketBall Team. But everyone also commits in mistakes, also while growing up he did many kinds of drugs, now he wasn’t necessarily addicted but he tend to do them in multiple occasions. With no father or other family members to serve as role models including the fact that his relationship with his white grandfather was difficult, he wanted to raise himself to be an African American in the United States of America. After the end of his High School career he then continued to remain in his studies and take them elsewhere, he went to the Occidental College in Los Angeles
The President has been dealing with losses and tough experiences since birth. “Away from my mother, away from my grandparents, I was engaged in a fitful interior struggle. I was trying to raise myself to be a black man in America, and beyond the given of my appearance, no one around me seemed to know exactly what that meant” (Pg. 67). He had to learn a lot on his own which made him a stronger person and more independent as he looked for ways to learn and how to adapt to different surroundings especially since he moved around so often. Mr. President also took from his father in intelligence as he states, “He arrived at the University of Hawaii as the institutional’s first African student” (Pg. 9). This tells us that there was some kind of inherited intelligence because multiple African students had applied to the University of Hawaii, but Barack Obama Sr., was the only one to be accepted, and then went on to attend Harvard University for graduate school, one of the most prestigious schools in the nation today. President Obama suffered a good amount in his childhood, but he realized he was different stating, “I realized that who I was, what I cared about, was no longer just a matter of intellect or obligation, no longer a construct of words. I saw that my life in America — the black life, the white life, the sense of abandonment I'd felt as a boy, the frustration and hope I'd witnessed in
President Obama moved to Indonesia when he was six years old and he lived there until he was the age of ten. His mother was concerned about his education and sent him back to the states to live with his grandparents who was white American. Growing up in Hawaii it was very difficult for President Obama his grandparent was non-religious believer and being black he had no role model because black men was little to nonexistence. His relationship with his grandfather was not a good relationship because of him trying to become a black young men he had to learn on his own about being Blackman.
Color is a very universal topic, describing not only the immediate, but also the mental world of humans. In the article, “What Abstraction Can Teach Us About Race and the Color Black,” the issue of using color to define and go beyond the description of race comes forth through the use of the color black. In different art pieces, the use of the color black evokes a new meaning to the civil rights of African Americans, with an exhibition's purpose to redefine what the term “blackness” means in today’s society. In a Radiolab segment “Why isn’t the Sky Blue?” a discussion takes place that looks at how cultures defined the colors they see, and more specifically how the color blue came about. Surprisingly, the majority of cultures came up with the
Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August fourth. Obama studied at Harvard Law School, he has an undergraduate degree in Political Science and became a community organizer in Harlem. In 1990 he was elected president of the Harvard Law Review journal and was also the first African American to work in the post. Obama’s political supporters come from a diverse range of ethnicities and economic backgrounds, which is rare in American politics. Additionally minority candidates have not done well in voting where predominantly non-minority vote significantly more, even before the election Obama grew in popularity and become a star in the Democratic Party, significantly because if his ethnicity and where he comes from and who he represents. When Obama sought out for a seat in the U.S. Senate some of his supporters said he was aiming too high and he wouldn’t make it, however, he proved them wrong by taking fifty three percent of the vote and
Richard Wright would write about Barack Obama earning the honor of being the first black man to be the head of the country. Obama made history on January 20th, 2009, when he was inaugurated into presidency of America as the first African American to become the president of the US. He made history, he went on to start programs like ObamaCare, Helped Gay marriage rights make it to the supreme court, as well as combat global warming. Obamacare, also known as the affordable care act, is helping many people in America gain health care when they can not afford it, for many, it is helping with “Job lock”, a situation where you need to continue working at a job that you hate but need to have health care, as explained in the article titled Will Obamacare end Job Lock? By Dean Baker, Los Angeles Times. Obama is helping many of us with the pursuit of happiness, and with acts such as the affordable care act, we can do such things. Obama is closing in on the end of his
It appears that the color of your skin whether it be black, white, brown, red, or yellow doesn’t matter in America anymore. One might assume that this statement is a plausible one, given the fact that we have a male “African American” president, and America is now considered to be a “Post-Racial Nation” (Rush Limbaugh, 2010), where skin color is no longer an inhibiting factor. The truth of the matter is that race has most certainly played a significant factor in America’s history since the early 16th century and through to the 21st century. “Race” is a good predictor of who has power, owns land, receives privileges and opportunities, and who reaps the benefits of those items listed (just to name a few things from an exhaustive list). It
Strictly speaking, blue is nothing but light that is reflected off the surface of an object and into receivers. These receivers then send electrical impulses to the brain that then interprets the impulses as blue. In that case, what more is color other than the interpretation of electrical signals? Without the stimuli and the receiver, there would be no color. In that case, color is only defined by the measurement of something else. A scientific approach to seeing color reveals a puzzling explanation.