Date of Publication: 2016
Dr. Molefi Kete Asante
Lynching Barack Obama: How Whites Tried to String Up the President
When President Barack Obama was elected as the first Black president of the United States of America in 2008, stereotypes and racism were considered history. However, as Molefi Kete Asante demonstrates in Lynching Barack Obama: How Whites Tried to String Up the President, racism still permeates every sector of the society, and the attacks on Barack Obama as president show how deeply many white Americans held to racist beliefs and actions.
Lynching Barack Obama sheds light on the pervasive racism in the United States and highlights the blatant disregard for Blackness despite position or stature using the media, journalism, and political trends to demonstrate the need for change.