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By Nikki Khanna

Elected in 2008, Barack Obama made historical past because the first African American president of the U.S.. even though well-known because the son of a white Kansas-born mom and a black Kenyan father, the media and public have still pigeonholed him as black, and he too self-identifies as such. Obama’s adventure as an American with black and white ancestry, although compelling as a result of his megastar, isn't certain and increases a number of questions on the growing to be variety of black-white biracial americans this day: How are they perceived by means of others with reference to race? How do they have a tendency to spot? And why? Taking a social mental process, Biracial in the United States identifies influencing elements and several other underlying techniques shaping multidimensional racial identities. This examine additionally investigates the ways that biracial americans practice race of their daily lives. One’s race isn’t easily whatever that others prescribe onto the person yet whatever that folks “do.” The concepts and motivations for acting black, white, and biracial identities are explored.

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