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When you first meet see or discover someone the last thing you typically think about is if they had an issues or obstacles they had to overcome on their journey to who they are now You think of them in present tense which was essentially how I viewed Barrack Obama before watching biographycoms video on his formative years and his journey to become one of the top black political figures in the nation After watching the video I came to realize that a lot of the things that he experienced while growing up are very similar to things I have and still am going through as I mature However there were a few differences in respect to how each of us handled certain things that were presented to us And it is our different reactions to the events in our lives that have shaped our different view points on raceFirst Im going to give a little bit of a summary of Obamas background before moving to my own background and the in depth comparisons and differences of my experiences with race and his Obama was the product of an interracial marriage He grew up not knowing his father very well if at all He was raised by his mother and was raised in a Caucasian household In school he was typically what you would call the odd man out and had to deal with the pressure to either identify with his white or black half However the latter did not keep him from excelling and achieving great things As he went on to pursue his political career he once again came across the issue of belonging to one race or the other On one side he was too black or not the right shade while on the other he was not black enough But in the end he overcame a lot of the racial issues he was faced with and if his campaign slogan Yes
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