To struggle for acceptance in a country that is predominantly against your existence is not an easy feat for many Black Americans.
Barack Obama struggled to find an identity and a place in a society dominated by whites.
The systemic racism in America has limited many Blacks and has forced them to settle for less because they struggle to make it to the top.
However, Barack Obama has been able to destroy many barriers and make it known that Blacks are not lesser humans.
Barack Obama’s rise from trying to find his identity to becoming a US senator and then the first Black man to become the President of the United States shows why it’s important to identify with one’s roots.
By understanding his roots, he awakened the political giant in him and decided to become a great asset for his people and the world.
The former US president’s success stories teach the importance of self-belief and good education.
His curiosity about learning history also gave him the added advantage of seeing things from the perspective of Blacks who didn’t have white privileges.
America remains a racist society, but with more efforts from Blacks and whites combined, racism can be depleted.
Be more conversant with your family members and learn more about your roots.
Creating a bond with your family makes it easier for you to find a cultural identity. Love those around you, and always create an environment where friendships can thrive.
Obama’s father Barack Hussein Obama Senior is from Kogelo, Siaya County. He was a senior govt economist before his untimely death in a road accident in 1982.
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