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Race, multiraciality, and the election of Barack Obama: toward a more perfect union?<sup>1</sup>

G. Reginald Daniel

in Obama and the Biracial Factor

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9781447301011
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447307228 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781447301011.003.0002
Race, multiraciality, and the election of Barack Obama: toward a more perfect union?1

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An examination of the impact of the rule of hypodescent on racial politics in the U.S. and the role of President Obama's mixed-ethnic background on theories of assimilation & pluralism

Keywords: Multiraciality; hypodescent; whiteness; inclusion; Jim Crow; pluralist; integrationist; egalitarianism; assimilation

Chapter.  10549 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Race and Ethnicity

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