The Obamas and Mass Media: Race, Gender, Religion, and by Mia Moody-Ramirez, Jannette Dates

By Mia Moody-Ramirez, Jannette Dates

Utilizing the cultural prism of race, this publication severely examines identical to African americans in media of the twenty-first century. extra, the authors determine the ways that media fascinated about gender, faith, and politics in framing perceptions of the President and primary woman of the U.S. throughout the Obama management.

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It is awarded annually to internationally notable persons following the prize’s creation in the will of Alfred Nobel (Media Library, 2012). Alfred Nobel mandated that the prize go to the person who has done the most or the best for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies, and for holding and promoting peace, regardless of nationality. The Nobel Peace Prize is meant to be a great honor, but instead proved to be another controversial issue for President Obama.

Case study: President Barack Obama’s candidacy in traditional media President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961. , was Kenyan, and his mother, Ann Dunham, was from a small town in Kansas (Maraniss, 2013). His father eventually moved back to Kenya, while Barack’s mother raised him in Hawaii and Indonesia. Obama later moved to the continental United States and graduated from Columbia University in 1983. He graduated from Harvard Law in 1991. He became the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review (Maraniss, 2013).

1057/9781137404930  The Obamas and Mass Media states, “The tragedy is not mine, or at least not mine alone, it is yours, sons and daughters of Plymouth Rock and Ellis Island, it is yours, children of Africa, it is the tragedy of both my wife’s six-year-old cousin and his White first grade classmates, so that you need not guess at what troubles me, it’s on the nightly news for all to see, and that if we could acknowledge at least that much then the tragic cycle begins to break down” (Obama, 2011).

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