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How Affirmative Action Screwed Up Michelle Obama

In 1985, Michelle Obama presented her senior thesis in the sociology department of Princeton University.  Although Michelle drew no such conclusion, the thesis is a stunning indictment of affirmative action.  Those who benefited from it, Michelle most notably, may never recover from its sting.

Her thesis reads like a cry for help.  “I have found that at Princeton no matter how matter how liberal and open-minded some of my white professors and classmates try to be toward me,” she writes, “I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as I really don’t belong.”

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She didn’t.  Michelle should never have been admitted to Princeton.  Thanks to the “numerous opportunities” presented by affirmative action, however, Princeton is where she found herself.  “Told by counselors that her SAT scores and her grades weren’t good enough for an Ivy League school,” writes biographer Christopher Andersen, “Michelle applied to Princeton and Harvard anyway.”  Sympathetic biographer Liza Mundy writes, “Michelle frequently deplores the modern reliance on test scores, describing herself as a person who did not test well.”

She did not write well, either.  She even typed badly.  Mundy charitably describes the thesis as “dense and turgid.”  The less charitable Christopher Hitchens observed, “To describe [the thesis] as hard to read would be a mistake; the thesis cannot be ‘read’ at all, in the strict sense of the verb.  This is because it wasn’t written in any known language.”

Hitchens exaggerates only a little.  The following summary statement by Michelle captures her unfamiliarity with many of the rules of grammar and most of logic:

The design of the thesis is a disaster, but the idea behind it is not a bad one.  Michelle wanted to gauge the attitudes of black Princeton alumni on a range of variables.  She sent her survey to 400 alumni; 89 responded, 60 percent of whom were male, 80 percent of whom were between the ages of 25 and 34.

The survey is a stark exercise in black and white.  Michelle never uses the phrase “African-American.”  It had apparently not yet entered the lexicon.  Nor does she retreat to phrases like “people of color” or “minority groups.”  In her world, there are only black people and white people.

White people intimidate her, as they appear to do to many of the alumni.  Although most of the survey results are either impossible to decipher or irrelevant, one set of data is worth attention.  The alumni were asked whether they felt comfortable around whites.

On the question of social comfort, 17 percent of the respondents claimed to have been comfortable with whites before Princeton, 6 percent while at Princeton, and 2 percent post-Princeton.

On the question of intellectual comfort, 24 percent of the respondents claimed to have been comfortable with whites before Princeton, 8 percent while at Princeton, and 8 percent post-Princeton.  As Michelle notes, black students were forced “to compete intellectually with whites.”  For those like herself who didn’t test well, the competition had to deliver a body blow to the old self-esteem.

“Blacks may be more comfortable with Whites,” Michelle hypothesizes, “as a result of a greater amount of exposure to whites in an academic setting while at Princeton.”  This was standard academic cant then.  It still is today.  In fact, the exact opposite happened.  On the question of general comfort, 13 percent of the respondents claimed to have been comfortable with whites before Princeton, 4 percent while at Princeton, and only 1 percent post-Princeton.  Michelle had stumbled upon a seriously inconvenient truth.

Michelle was not among the one percent.  As a senior at Princeton, for instance, she imagines herself going forward “on the periphery of society; never becoming a full participant.”  In a sense, she never let herself.

Having learned little from her Princeton experience, Michelle applied to Harvard Law and was admitted for the same reason her husband would later be — not the content of her character, but the color of her skin.  The obvious gap between her writing and that of her highly talented colleagues marked her as an affirmative action admission, and the profs finessed her through.

One almost feels sorry for her.  She had to have been as anxious as Bart Simpson at Genius School, but Bart at least knew he was in over his head, and he understood why: he had cheated on his I.Q. test.  “It doesn’t take a Bart Simpson to figure out that something’s wrong,” he tells the principal and demands out.

If there is a “white privilege,” Bart nailed it: when “something’s wrong,” he has to look within.  He can’t blame the white man for his problems.

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  • Timothy Smith
    18 July 2020 at 4:50 pm
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    After attending a Catholic college prep school and serving four years in the US Army, my “white privilege” got me into Community College and the State University system. I graduated with honors eight years later. Atage 32, was accepted to law school at a Catholic University, which I had to pay for out of pocket, while working full time and dealing with a family. Forgive me if I don’t feel any sympathy for the plight of the Black American. He/she has the same opportunities I did.

    Incidentally, I received a private education because my White, privileged parents could not afford to attend college. Each worked the way up to middle management and worked multiple jobs to pay my tuition and that of my brothers. Each of my parents took second jobs and I worked in the school kitchen washing dishes to offset the cost. I feel so lucky to have been born White! Like most of us, I’ve had to work hard for everything I have. Other than my parents, no one has ever given me anything! Forgive me if I have no sympathy for the poor, ignored, uncomfortable with white people, Obamas!

  • Captain Cross
    18 July 2020 at 6:26 pm
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    I’m afraid she was screwed up before she ever got to college.

    • Dougy
      18 July 2020 at 11:16 pm
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      She screwed a lot of guys before she ever got in college. Barry was probably about the 250th guy that she screwed. She was a fantastic whore and cocksucker.

  • Buddy H.
    18 July 2020 at 6:35 pm
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    I can relate to the “did not test well” statement by Mrs. Obama. Back in the 60’s and 70’s they didn’t know about A.D.D. or any other learning disabilities. I was told I was an idiot and forced to take auto body at the local junior college to pass high school. I joined the Navy as a deck hand and was almost instantly promoted to the Electronics field. School tests were cruel for students who did not fit in the school format. Working with my grandchildren on their homework I see school has changed drastically since I attended school. This is a good thing.

  • Zakkova
    18 July 2020 at 11:07 pm
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    Well, nothing new here. We all knew that Michelle is a dumb ass. Her and her brainless husband, Barry, are the two most unintelligent people to ever live in the White House. A lot of stupid people voted for Barry. So we endured eight years of his lunacy.

  • David
    18 July 2020 at 11:08 pm
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    Michelle is a lesbian.

  • sAM JAYRAMAN
    19 July 2020 at 1:22 am
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    TRUMP’S NIECE MARY TRUMP HAS LET OUT THE TRUTH THAT TRUMP HAD ANOTHER FELLOW TAKING THE SAT TEST AND THIS FRAUD HAS TO BE GIVEN WIDE PUBLICITY BY YOU FELLOWS. IT WILL TELL AMERICA A LOT.

  • florida bob
    19 July 2020 at 10:50 am
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    So even though she or he is dumb as a box of rocks she gets to go to Princeton and Harvard just because she is black. How fucking stupid can you get ?

  • Carla Hernandez
    19 July 2020 at 6:28 pm
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    I’m a brown woman who grew up on the South side of Phoenix. My parents came to America to escape Mexico’s failed socialism. I’ve a brother and 2 sisters. My parents wanted to live the Americana Family Life. My parents grew up poor, uneducated but they had common sense and were frugal. While knowing a large family would be costly they explained that they were willing to ‘make it work’ My father sought work knocking on doors! He managed to get a custodial job a Carl Hayden High School near our home in S Phoenix. The school had few white people being a mix of brown and black students. THE SCHOOL WAS VIOLENT, LADEN WITH POOR TEACHERS and at least it had “police’ises”
    Well, I and my family are successful for their/our belief in making your path through life. That Mooch’elle, a grifter almost as accomplished at grifting and whining as a clinton, isn’t grateful enough to Thank GOD she was born an AMERICAN is a TESTAMENT to the PRIVELEDGED bubble she grew up in!
    So for all her complaints, what did she do with her opportunity?
    She pissed her existence away as a whining pissant lame exscuse of a human being knowing this I just stated about herself. And yet she persists to cry racism!
    Try being brown!
    My life is a GREAT life!
    AMERICA IS A GREAT COUNTRY!
    THE BIGOTS WHO HATE ME REALLY HATE THEMSELVES!
    DO I HATE? YES! I’M HUMAN AND REALLY HATE THE LIKES OF nancy pelosi! I CAN’T STAND obama AND THE media/dem party FOR THEY WON’T LEAVE ME TO WORK TOWARD BEING THE BEST THAT I CAN BE!
    AND VOTER FRAUD/ACTIVISM BY liberals SEEKING TO STEAL ELECTIONS IS WORSE THAN YOU THINK!
    TO FINISH, brown PEOPLE WANT LAW AND ORDER, TO BE FREE TO BE HARD-WORKING PARTRIOTIC AMERICANS!

  • CashGirl
    21 July 2020 at 2:25 am
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    And someone else was denied the opportunity to attend the schools, because exceptions were made for Mrs. Obama and others like her because they were black! She must be so proud. 🙁

  • Donald R laster Jr
    31 July 2020 at 9:31 pm
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    The term “Affirmative Action” should always be put in double quotes (” “) since it is a label and when the phrase is referencing double standards and quotas, not real Affirmative Action. Real Affirmative Action has not existed since the 1970s when it was replaced with quotas and double standards. The group of people who pushed for this change have suffered, as a group, ever since. Real Affirmative Action was created in the 1950s by business in California. It ignored ethnicity and gender, and used real qualification when determining who to hire for a job.

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