Obama Is Brazilian: (Re)Signifying Race Relations in Contemporary Brazil
Barack Obama’s election to the American presidency in 2009 sparked a renewed interest in the theme of race in the Americas and worldwide. The sight of an African American as President of the United States led analysts to declare that North America was living in a post-racial era. But Obama’s election also had a tremendous impact on the imaginary of the African Diaspora. This lecture will examine his characterizations in the Brazilian media, especially in examples of political humor, such as cartoons and memes.
Brazil, race, American presidency, Barack Obama, african diaspora, Brazilian media, political humor
Latin American Studies | President/Executive Department | Race and Ethnicity
Oliveira-Monte, Emanuelle. "Obama Is Brazilian: (Re)Signifying Race Relations in Contemporary Brazil." Ensemble video, 01:09:57. November 13, 2015. https://ensemble.dickinson.edu/Watch/He69Acd4