M Obama's Princeton thesis: Blacks must join in solidarity against white.

United States
June 15, 2008 9:06pm CST
Michelle Obama's Princeton thesis: "Black must join in solidarity against the white oppressor." Yes, this is what she said! The goal was to keep the thesis out of the public eye until the day after the election. Pretty obvious why. But no matter what she says or what her husband says, people over look it. White people do fear what Obama and his wife are capable of. Michelle Obama has this to say: Obama writes that the path she chose by attending Princeton would likely lead to her "further integration and/or assimilation into a white cultural and social structure that will only allow me to remain on the periphery of society; never becoming a full participant." Princeton gave her many opportunities. This woman can never see what she has. She find fault with everything. She chose to go to Princeton. Nobody forced her. We did not have slavery that year. http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/thesis.asp http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/02/26/politics/uwire/main3881166.shtml http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8642_Page2.html
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@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
16 Jun 08
Her integration or lack there of is a matter for her to deal with. I would think though that a woman who went to Princeton and married a man with strong political aspirations would think before she opened her trap and let some manure such as this out into the public forum. Her political views I will have to say will definitely hurt Obama's chances at election if she doesn't learn to be both more moderate and more temperate. She is obviously very aware of the ramifications of her race within the confines of this election. Many people have said that she will become an albatross rather than an asset to her husbands campaign. These two concern me anyway. The political issue has become on of black or white and I don't feel that that has any bearing on whether they would make good or bad representatives for our nation. Once they get in they will whip off the masks and then we are stuck with whatever they are hiding under those masks for the next four years. Which will be "interesting" whichever candidate manages to get elected.
• United States
16 Jun 08
The man is only 6.75% black and it is not Afro-American. He makes an issue out of it because he wants the black vote.
@jerzgirl (8058)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
17 Jun 08
There was a time, not so long ago, where the LAW in this country said that even one drop of African blood made you Black and you were denied the same rights as whites, even if you looked no different. Many people still feel that way. If this country wasn't so skin focused, he wouldn't have to appeal to Blacks, many of whom said he wasn't Black enough for them because of his white mother. So, either all ethnic and racial identification has to be outlawed or we have got to do a better job of teaching our children there is no difference. I don't care what he looks like - I only care that I believe he's the best choice.
• United States
18 Jun 08
Why doesn't he say he is running as an Arab? That would not be popular, would it? Why doesn't he say he is running as a white man? But whyyyyy does he have to address the issue at all? Who care if he is running as a white or black or Arab? But he made it and issue.
@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
19 Jun 08
I absolutely agree with thelastwolf113 why didn't he just run as a person, irrespective of race. Now it is causing so much upheaval among Americans, as to where he had it in his power to unite his nation. Very sad to see.
• United States
19 Jun 08
Exactly, why not? Because that is not who he is. That is not his agenda. If you look at who he is, he is not a man for all people. He brought race into this campaign. But his stance on race began a lot time ago. He even called his own grandmother, typical white folks.
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@jerzgirl (8058)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
17 Jun 08
Since you obviously have the link to the Snopes article, you must know that SHE didn't say that, but said that was the impression got of those she interviewed for her thesis. Because they had been students at Princeton in the 70s and were heavily influenced by the Black Power Movement, many of them felt the need to join with other Blacks on campus in solidarity. Not once did she say SHE felt that way. You have deliberately taken the statement out of context or have deliberately not actually read the Snopes article for fear that it might present a reasonable explanation contrary to your desired assumptions. Perhaps you should either say nothing or do a more thorough examination of your proofs to make sure they actually do prove your contentions.
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• United States
17 Jun 08
You can interpret it the way you want. I don't care.
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@fiona08 (454)
• United States
17 Jun 08
Yeah, Jerzgirl, If you insist on interpreting things the way they are meant to be taken, then I guess Yestheypaymetodothis can't do anything to convince you otherwise. . . and she doesn't care! lol Thanks for pointing out the truth in this crap.
@jerzgirl (8058)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
17 Jun 08
LOL Thanks Fiona! I have a hard time drinking anyone's Koolaid these days!! I'm surprised so many find it so easy. Obviously, Jim Jones and Heaven's Gate didn't teach us anything.
@jormins (1224)
• United States
16 Jun 08
Just so you know, its people like you who fuel me, someone who has never once been involved in politics and frankly hates politics, to be involved 24/7 this political cycle. Everywhere I traverse on the net and in person I am garnering votes for Barack Obama, one vote at a time. You (and others like you I must admit, you are not alone) inspire me to make sure we never have another President even close to the ineptitude of Republican George W. Bush even again. Thank you.
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• United States
16 Jun 08
Don't thank me. If he gets in, you will have yourself to thank.
@TCampbell (180)
• United States
16 Jun 08
To me this entire racial debate has shown just how far we need to go as a country, on both sides. I can't speak for Mrs. Obama as I wasn't in her shoes during her time at Princeton and I don't know what's in her heart. I grew up in a small southern town that was dominated by racism and I saw the damage it caused. Not only for African-Americans but for everyone involved. Whites against blacks, black against whites, it all so very sad. And what's even worse is that people are so eager for this kind of information, looking for any excuse to hate. It's like that bogus e-mail stating that Barack Obama was born in Kenya when in reality he was born in Hawaii. I was hoping that this would be a clean election but it's obvious that will never happen.
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• United States
16 Jun 08
He and his lovely wife brought racism into this election.
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