Articulate While Black: Barack Obama, Language, and Race in the U.S. is a stimulating and well-written text by H. Samy Alim that encompasses multiple language-related instances throughout the 2008 presidential campaign of Barack Obama. Alim uses these instances to examine the relationship between language, race, and power in America. Alim is able to document Obama’s linguistic awareness and ability to style his way of communicating depending on his audience, which provided to play a pivotal role in how Obama was elected. This text highlights the ways in which race is both an advantage and disadvantage, and how teachers should incorporate racial and cultural equality into the classrooms to increase social justice. In essence, Alim explores how President Obama’s mastery in both the white mainstream way of speaking “Standard English” and his black cultural dissertation was a necessary combination for him to be elected. Obama’s popularity among the African-American votes is not because he is black, but instead, because he is able to connect culturally with the African-American voters as well as the mainstream public.