Embracing Multiplicity—Being a Catalyst for Change
President Barack Obama is an individual who lives at the interstices of life, embracing multiple perspectives and attempting to clear passageways; he challenges the citizens of the United States and people throughout the world to do the same. This chapter posits that by being biracial, having a Kenyan father and a white mother of Irish ancestry, Obama has negotiated his own ethnic backgrounds, simultaneously living in various cultural contexts from Hawaii and Jakarta as a child to Boston and Chicago as an adult.
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