Barack Obama hasn’t been sworn in as President of the United States yet, but his global influence is already being felt. In Kenya, mothers are naming their newborn babies after Barack and Michelle Obama, hoping to imbue the desirable qualities of these cultural icons into their kin.
His efforts are far more significant than simple namesakes, however. French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy cited what she called the "Obama effect" in her hopes for a reshaping of French society.
And elsewhere in France, a human-rights manifesto written by Yazid Sabeg featured the French translation of "Yes, we can" and was published. The manifesto advocates racial equality and uses Barack Obama and the United States as shining examples of such social advancement. Below, read an excerpt from the manifesto.
More Stats +/-
Worldwide Presidential Parties
Newspapers as Investments
Cold Weather Custard Desserts
Free 2018 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.
Barack Obama Used in French Human Rights Manifesto
- By: Marissa BrassfieldNov 9, 2008