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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 Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447301011.001.0001

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A different kind of blackness: the question of Obama's blackness and intraracial variation among African Americans

A different kind of blackness: the question of Obama's blackness and intraracial variation among African Americans

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(p.169) Chapter Nine A different kind of blackness: the question of Obama's blackness and intraracial variation among African Americans
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Obama and the Biracial Factor
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Robert Keith Collins

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447301011.003.0009

A critical assertion and analysis of how President Obama's biracial identity reopens historic conversations about multiracial identity that in the process call into question ideas about a monolithic “black racial identity”. Person centered ethnography is used to demonstrate the complex and diverse variation of self-identification within the African American community

Keywords:   Person centered ethnography, Intraracial variation, African Americans, culturally homogenous, genealogical, Herskovits, motivational, racial diversity

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