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Obama and the Biracial FactorThe Battle for a New American Majority$
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Andrew Jolivette

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781447301011

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447301011.001.0001

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Mutt like me: Barack Obama and the mixed race experience in historical perspective

Mutt like me: Barack Obama and the mixed race experience in historical perspective

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Obama and the Biracial Factor
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Zebulon Vance Miletsky

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447301011.003.0008

This essay traces the contested meanings throughout history of terminology for multiracial people and the role that this historical legacy of “naming” plays into how President Obama is read as African American, but still asserts a strategic biracial identity through the use of language, symbols, and interactions with the media.

Keywords:   Media, mulatto, etymology, ascription, strategic blackness, multigenerational, identity construction, multiracial movement, authenticity

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