Obama And The Politics Of Being Biracial (NPR)
Thu, 18 Dec 2008 11:39:06 -0800
President-elect Barack Obama defines himself as African-American. His mother is a white American, and his father is a black African. This hits a nerve with some people, who wonder why Obama doesn't use the term biracial to describe his race.
Real change? Dynasty politics under Obama (Politico via Yahoo! News)
Wed, 17 Dec 2008 01:31:00 -0800
Although he ran as a herald of change, Barack Obama is poised to preside over a period of dynasty politics that’s unusual even by Washington standards.