The Age of Purpose

Asim, Jabari
September 2008
Crisis (15591573);Fall2008, Vol. 115 Issue 4, p2
The author reflects on the victory of Barack Obama in the U.S. presidential election in 2008. He cites that the presidency of Obama caused euphoria across the country, particularly to African American communities. He states that Obama had noted that U.S. citizens should work together in rebuilding the nation. He notes that the victory of Obama represents not only an opportunity to enter into an period of change but also an opportunity to launch what he calls an age of purpose.


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