Presidents-elect are always greeted with fanfare on election night, but the spectacle that greeted President Obama and his family on the night of November 4, 2008, was quite remarkable. The sense of joy and goodwill emanating from Americans and people around the globe was palpable, even to those who were only following the events on television. His inauguration on January 20 of the following year only served to confirm the reality of these November sentiments, as multiple thousands of people braved bitterly cold weather to witness the historic event.1
KeywordsRacial Discrimination Black Population Racial Identity Upward Mobility Color Blindness
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