Tricia Rose expresses Obama’s presidency as a turn for our race. Her family was delighted that Obama became president. She says that although he did become president people’s thoughts were misunderstood about the racial barrier being broken. She also says how although Obama is a black man who has won presidency, he doesn’t exemplify black man qualities as far as not doing anything for the black people in America. With the history of African Americans the racial barrier will never be broken. On a positive note, Tricia Rose also says Obama’s presidency adds to the positive hope on how there are blacks in the political world. Along with leaders such as Colin Powell and Condeleeza Rice, Obama’s win gives the younger generation hope for running for government roles as well.
In the Young Jeezy video, “My President”, he is rapping with a fraternity line stepping around him in a circle. Martin Luther King Jr. pledged Alpha Phi Alpha while attending Morehouse College. This fraternity represents Martin Luther King Jr.’s belief of equality existing in America. With Obama becoming president, whether he wins the second term or not, it will forever be recorded in history books that America had a black president. Also in Young Jeezy’s video, the first few shots of him arriving to a concert in his blue Lamborghini can be compared to Obama’s arrival to the inauguration with everybody celebrating them and screaming their names. The shots of his blue Lamborghini and his swears of his rims that match too can be inferred as his support for the democrat party. The democrat party’s primary color is blue. With his support of the democrat party and the fact that there is a black man running for presidency, he says these in a tone where it would be outrageous if he didn’t vote for Barack Obama.
Lowkey’s Obama Nation Part II gives a completely different perspective on Obama’s term. He says that although Obama is a black man he doesn’t do anything for our country and that there are issues that he hasn’t done anything for our country. The first part of the video shows Obama speaking with a fire surrounding him along with a pyro-like symbol behind him. This sign represents Obama destroying the country with symbol behind him representing the hell Obama has put the country through. Lowkey also references controversial issues that are throughout our country which range from babies in a negative outlook which can symbolize Obama’s pro choice abortion to the Gaza strip being attacked and Obama not acknowledging the problem at hand.