hanging out with barack's sister

Here's another article, from Salon.com, on Maya Soetoro-Ng—Senator Barack Obama's sister, who happens to be Asian American: Tea with Barack Obama's sister. It's a pretty good interview. Maya, as you probably know by now, is half-Indonesian. She and Barack were both raised by the same mother and grandparents.

It's funny. Maya admits that, like so many of us, the first time she began to seriously consider the possibly of her brother becoming President of the United States was after he made that now-famous speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. That was definitely a huge turning point in his career.

I don't know about you, but from day one I've been excited about the prospect of a President who has Asian Americans so prominently part of his background and heritage (among many other qualifications, of course). Let's keep fighting the good fight towards November 4th and beyond...

angry archive