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John Denver Dec 5 2006 English 101-07 Don Bridgeman Origins, the struggle Introduced within the first section of Dreams from My Father , origins, Barack Obama struggles to find his identity. Having both black and white parents, he questions within himself which he is supposed to be. We observe that although he has lived on the mainland in Kansas, he has spent most of his influential years living in Hawaii and Indonesia where he didn’t really experience the racism and prejudice of the “Jim Crow” South. To Barack, being white has never been a problem. Growing up with a white mother as well as white grandparents in a world without any black role models has kept him sheltered against the idea of being “black”. It isn’t until he meets Ray, a young man from Los Angeles, that he starts to experience what it is to be black. Although Ray tries to influence Barack, it is clear to Barack that he has had no reason to carry with him the ideas and prejudices that Ray has developed on the mainland.
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