Racial tension simmers on Martha's Vineyard as Barack Obama arrives

When Barack Obama arrives on Martha's Vineyard for his first family holiday as president, he will enjoy the sparkling sea, salty air and fresh fish and clams.

And like others he will probably be unaware of the thousands of illegal immigrants the island relies on during its summer season.
But in the recession, a small army of dishwashers, gardeners and labourers, mostly from Brazil, has created a simmering tension with some locals and amid the ... Full Story »

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Jason Layer
2.4
by Jason Layer - Mar. 9, 2011

I find this article to contain good journalism but also have room for improvement. The author does a good job of incorporating the main themes that you infer from the title although Obama is not incorporated throughout, only briefly. There is a somewhat in-depth analysis although this story does not pertain to many people outside of the vineyard. The story could benefit from the use of more quotes and more information cited directly from locals or residents and there is not a lot of fact based information, only opinion. I get the feeling that the tone and writing is somewhat informal throughout the story.

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