Analysis Of Barack Obama's My Own American Speech

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One of the most notable quotes from Obama’s speech during his campaign in 2008 is: My own American story. I am the son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas. I’ve gone to some of the best schools in America and lived in one of the world’s poorest nations. I am married to a black American who carries within her the blood of slaves and slaves-owners- an inheritance we pass on to our two precious daughters… And for as long as I live, I will never forget that in no other country on earth is my story even possible. (Obama 2008) Barack Obama, during his presidential campaign in 2008, delivers a speech named “A More Perfect Union”, as a response to “racial”, “denigrating”, and “offending” declarations of Obama’s former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah. Obama addresses the controversy among racial issues in term of black, white, and brown people; he also addresses his own life experiences…show more content…
“In the second half of 20th Century America immigration resulted in profound changes in the magnitude and origins of immigration flows into the country” (Henry 2011). Along decades, the immigration of people has been increasing enormously, coming from multiple places, and races all around the world, such as: Black people, Latinos, and Asians. All these people throughout the years, they have settled in America and has made it their homeland. They have learned the language, the culture and have adjusted to the lifestyle, which make them citizens of the country, with all the rights and benefits. That’s why “their problems confront us all” (Obama 651b). Obama points out that even though we are many people from different races, at the end we are one. For which he also says that “Those stories- of survival, and freedom, and hope- became our story, my story; the blood that had spilled was our blood, the tears our tears… carrying the story of a people into future generations and into a larger world” (Obama 652b). People need to

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