The Call of the Blood

ObamaGuillaume Durocher discusses the tragedy of miscegenation, in terms of its lasting effects on an individual’s sense of identity, a paradigmatic example being Barack Hussein Obama II.

The métis – individuals who are multiracial or multicultural – is by definition conflicted in his identity. He is, as is well known, part of two worlds but is a full member of neither. The result is a great deal of suffering and incomprehension, as the métis must struggle to imperfectly conform to the norms of two different worlds and feel alienation at being a partial foreigner in both.

In the case of Obama, such effects might be seen as solely tragic, were his identity crisis not so consequential to the rest of us.

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