Very interesting article. I know not all American's are like this, the support for Obama is proof enough, but I was really shocked when the news over here showed some less enlightened American views on his name, including the comment from one woman that 'we've had enough trouble with people called Hussein' and others outlining the one letter difference between Obama and Osama. Congrats for trying to redress the balance.
(incidentally a man won a talent contest here with the rather unfortunate name Paul Potts and I never heard a word about it).
Even as the gift of life
You take the famous name you did not choose
And make it new
You and the name exchange a power;
Its history is changed, becoming yours
And yours by this: who calls this, calls you
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