Michelle has not practiced law since 1994 when she failed to renew her law license, allegedly to start a family.Malia, the couple's oldest daughter, was born in 1999, and Natasha (often called Sasha) in 2001.In Dreams from My Father, Obama writes, "In the Muslim school, the teacher wrote to my mother that I had made faces during Koranic studies." Insight magazine first reported Hillary Clinton's organization had "questions about Obama’s Muslim background: Are the American people ready for an elected president who was educated in a Madrassa as a young boy and has not been forthcoming about his Muslim heritage?
In 1991, Obama's literary agent, Acton & Dystel, published a promotional booklet that stated that Obama was born in Kenya. a British subject, but he passed that status on to his son.
When Kenya gained independence, Obama and his father both ceased to be British subjects and became Kenyan citizens.
Obama attended Reverend Jeremiah Wright's Trinity United Church from 1984-1988 during his time as a community organizer (See 1985-1988, Community Organizer section).
Obama credits Wright with his alleged conversion to Christianity, and had both his daughters, Sasha and Malia, baptized there.
Elected to serve as America first "post-racial" president, race relations largely deteriorated under President Obama's leadership. In a paper he wrote as a student, he dismissed the American dream as "unfounded optimism" while noting that Donald Trump is the true idol of the American working class.