John White

John Kenneth White, author of ‘Barack Obama’s America,’ writes a BestThinking article on changes in America

by Trade Marketing February 21, 2011

John White, author of Barack Obama’s America, recently expressed that the composition of the American vote is evolving.  In a recent political article for BestThinking, White observes that the American population is not what it used to be.  It is this change in the distribution of the population that is redesigning the majority vote. White observes that since the 1970s America has seen four social revolutions, the racial revolution, the family revolution, the gay rights revolution and the religious revolution.  Families are no longer only nuclear; religious identities are more encompassing; tolerance towards homosexuals is increasing; and eventually, “white” will no […]

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Sarah Palin’s Resignation According to John White

by University of Michigan Press July 23, 2009

John White, author of the forthcoming book: Barack Obama’s America, provides a series of views on American society. Sarah Palin’s resignation is the biggest political story of the summer.  But the speculation as to why the Alaska governor resigned her post, misses an important story.  When Republicans have been successful, they have put forward leaders whose personal story is emblematic of the times.  Richard Nixon and his throughly middle-class background is a case in point.

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Michael Jackson’s Ability to Break Barriers

by University of Michigan Press July 9, 2009

John White, author of the forthcoming book: Barack Obama’s America, provides a series of views on American society. In 1991, Michael Jackson released the song “Black or White.”  In the music video accompanying the song, male and female faces morphed into all shades of different colors.  The Reagan era had ended only a few years before, but the U.S. was still a mostly white country.  Jackson had transcended a racial barrier by becoming the first black artist to penetrate MTV.  Today, whites are fast becoming a minority and the morphing of the face of America is happening thanks to an […]

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