What an incredible link. I never knew anything about his mother, and I find it appalling that this author/journalist has taken it upon herself to deliver her biography to the masses. She makes no attempt to cover her intent to show how Obama’s mother actually influenced his political life, despite his lack of mentioning her in his own book, Dreams of my Father.

Its clear she wishes to retell Obama’s story and include his mother. She knows nothing of their actual relationship, but is so appalled by the fact his mother was reduced to one line (white woman from Kansas) in a book by a Black man about his Black Kenyan father that she has to write an entire book centering her.

Its a blatant example of finding a way to center Whiteness in a prominent Black story yet again, and I find it disgusting.

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