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What Oakland kids are saying about Obama

By Katy Murphy
Monday, January 19th, 2009 at 11:53 am in elementary schools, high schools, politics, students.

Last week, I interviewed a number of elementary and high school students about Barack Obama. I recorded some of their responses to questions about various topics, from Obama’s racial identity (and whether that matters to them) to their hopes for his presidency.

You can read the story and find the short podcasts here. Feel free to add your own thoughts.

images by Laura A. Oda/Tribune staff

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  • Katie McLane

    Hi Katy-
    CNN will be recording some of our fourth graders reading their letters to Barack Obama at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the 21st. These responses are part of CNN’s coverage of children usually aired at 5:00 p.m.

    Katie McLane, interim principal @Crocker Highlands

  • John

    This is precious, soooo cute! It’s just as cute as cute can be!

    And kids, if your teacher is “white” tell her/him to “embrace what’s right!” [1/20/09 Inaugural benediction quote]

    Hey, I just re-discovered that liquid Bepto Bismol is faster acting than the tabs! Pink got it right!