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The Forum

A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics

Ed. by Disalvo, Daniel / Stonecash, Jeffrey

4 Issues per year

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Volume 14, Issue 1


Obama and Race in America

Morton Keller
Published Online: 2016-04-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/for-2016-0003


This examination of Obama and race in America has three themes. The first is his African-American identity, and concludes that it has marked and useful resemblances to John F. Kennedy’s Irish Catholicism. It then examines Obama’s record affecting race relations in America: what he has done and, as revealing, what he has not done. Finally, it seeks to set Obama’s approach to race relations in the context of its rich and diverse history in this nation.

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Morton Keller

Morton Keller Spector Professor of History Emeritus, Brandeis University. His most recent book is Obama’s Time: A History (Oxford, 2015).

Published Online: 2016-04-22

Published in Print: 2016-04-01

Citation Information: The Forum, Volume 14, Issue 1, Pages 17–24, ISSN (Online) 1540-8884, ISSN (Print) 2194-6183, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/for-2016-0003.

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