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I am black, african and I completely feel you. Obama may not have been able to “reduce” the racial issue in the US but at least, he has really changed the perception of Black Americans abroad in a positive manner. He has permitted to keep some hope in the United States. Sometimes, I do believe the media exposure of police brutality has also increased because he is in place. Mr. Barack Hussein Obama has definitely had an historical impact on the perception of blackness around the world, just as Nelson Mandela did. We need more of these symbols, for us to keep the faith and the fight.