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Race, Ideology, and the Polarization of America in the Age of the Obama Presidency

Title: Race, Ideology, and the Polarization of America in the Age of the Obama Presidency
Subject Classification: Politics and Government, Race, History 
BIC Classification: JP, JFSL, HB
BISAC Classification: SOC070000, HIS036070, POL030000
Binding: Hardback, ebook, pp.278
Publication date: 23rd June 2024
ISBN (Hardback): 978-1-80441-707-2
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-80441-708-9


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The author contends that the 2008 election of President Barack Obama and his subsequent 2012 re-election were viewed as transformative events that should lead America into a post-modern, post-racial, and post-ideological America. 

That idealized vision of America turned out to be the incorrect. With the shift in demography, coupled with white American conservatives and Republicans’ fear of losing America to minorities, especially to Blacks, Obama’s presidency failed to transform America into a post-racial nation. The author argues that America became more, rather than less, racially and ideologically polarized, exacerbated by identity politics between Liberals and Conservatives, as well as between Democrats and Republicans. The incompatible and ultimately unreconcilable perception of America made no room for effective collaboration between Obama and Republicans, and has led to subsequent problems and tensions.


Author: Dr. Blanchard Onanga is a former diplomat,  an Assistant Professor at  Omar Bongo University in Gabon; and an Instructor at Rivermont Collegiate, Bettendorf, Iowa, USA.


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