From Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog:. Okay, it's schoolgirlish in style, especially compared to her husband's sonorous mature prose, but she was only 21 when she wrote it. The important thing, though, is that the artlessness of her writing allows the meaning to shine through more obviously than in Dreams From My Father -- but it's the same Story of Race and Inheritance.
And she sure has some self-esteem issues, doesn't she? I think that's part of her appeal to the Oprah audience: Oprah's fans can identify with Mrs. People were always telling them that they weren't smart enough either; and, yet, here they are, sitting around watching daytime TV.
From John Rosenberg , blogging at Discriminations:. What do you think? Read the thesis here , and post your comments below. Later the e-mail opines, "Michele sic Obama clearly has a chip on her shoulder.
Not only does she see separate black and white societies in America, but she elevates black over white in her world. But nowhere in the thesis does Michelle Obama write the words "crime and hatred" or that whites are "ineradicably racist.
It also uses real quotations from the thesis, though a few are taken out of context. The thesis is available on the Internet; the politics news site Politico reported on it in February and posted a copy it had obtained from Princeton University. We downloaded a copy, which appears to be complete with no numbered pages missing.
We read it, but we did not find the phrases the e-mail describes. We took the additional step of scanning the document through optical character recognition software so we could search its text electronically. An automated search did not find the words "crime," "hatred," "hate," "ineradicably," or "racist" in the document. Every senior at Princeton writes a thesis or finishes an independent project. Obama wrote her thesis as part of a bachelor's degree in sociology and graduated with honors, according to Princeton University's Department of Sociology Web site.
Sociology uses scientific methods to study human group behavior. In Obama's thesis, she sought to quantify how the attitudes of black Princeton alumni changed after graduation in regard to race relations and social change. Obama was especially interested in the attitudes of Princeton alumni in regard to improving the lives of lower-income blacks.
To document the change in attitudes, Obama devised an question survey and mailed it to black alumni. Her thesis is a discussion of her methodology and an analysis of the results. It contains a limited amount of personal opinion in the introduction, including the sentence the e-mail cites.
Here is a fuller excerpt:. My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my 'Blackness' than ever before. I have found that at Princeton no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my White professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don't belong.
However, Columbia University has said it did not retain a copy of that paper, Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt has said that Barack himself does not have a copy, and the professor to whom the paper was submitted has said that he no longer has a copy in his possession either:.
But he said his search was fruitless, and he now thinks he tossed it out [in ] during a move. Baron recalls that the topic was nuclear negotiations with the Soviet Union. As I remember it, the paper was about those negotiations, their tactics and chances for success. Barack got an A. So would it provide any political ammunition today?
In fact, the putative excerpt was fictitious, something lifted from a bit of satire published on the Jumping in Pools blog back on 25 August
Below is a word-searchable text of Michelle Obama’s Princeton thesis unearthed by russianescortsinuae.tk a PDF copy, click here.. Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community.
Michelle Obama's senior year thesis at Princeton University, obtained from the campaign by Politico, shows a document written by a young woman grappling with a society in which a black Princeton.
Princeton—Educated Blacks and the Black Community by Michelle LaVaughn Robinson A thesis presented to Princeton University in partial Iment of the. Has access to Michelle Obama's senior thesis been restricted until after the presidential election?
Michelle Obama's thesis was released to the public by Princeton University Tuesday after several days of media scrutiny over its availability and content. The campaign of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill. Feb 29, · There are plenty senior theses with famous authors lining the shelves of Princeton University's library. But few senior theses have attracted as much attention as Michelle Obama's paper, "Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community." Bloggers have been devouring the page paper since.