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Obama Wins!…

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008




Barack Obama wins presidency, making history


The Democrat breaks the ultimate U.S. racial barrier with his defeat of Republican John McCain.
By Mark Z. Barabak
Los Angeles Times
November 4, 2008


REPORTING FROM LOS ANGELES — Barack Obama, the son of a father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, was elected the nation’s 44th president Tuesday, breaking the ultimate racial barrier to become the first African American to claim the country’s highest office.


A nation that was founded by slave owners and seared by civil war and generations of racial strife delivered a smashing electoral college victory to the 47-year-old first-term senator from Illinois, who forged a broad, multiracial, multiethnic coalition. His victory was a leap in the march toward equality: When Obama was born, people with his skin color could not even vote in parts of America, and many were killed for trying.   (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)