However, her ability to overcome negativity while studying sociology at Princeton helped her succeed.
"When I went to my thesis advisor for a letter of recommendation for law school, he did the best thing he possibly could have done: He gave a brutally honest response," Obama said.
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So far, I’ve read the Dedication and the first couple of pages of the Introduction, and that’s plenty.
You’ve got to be impressed with how ruthless Senator Obama is — he’ll humiliate his poor wife by releasing her semi-literate college graduation maunderings just so he can say, “Let’s move on.”“These experiences have made it apparent to me that the path I have chosen to follow by attending Princeton will likely lead to my 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.
There are plenty senior theses with famous authors lining the shelves of Princeton University's library.
Actors Brooke Shields and Dean Cain used their senior papers to write about the film industry. Future politician Bill Bradley wrote about Harry Truman. But few senior theses have attracted as much attention as Michelle Obama's 1985 paper, "Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community."Bloggers have been devouring the 96-page paper since its release.
Their interest was heightened by Princeton's initial refusal to make the thesis publicly available. Plenty of bloggers are posting their takes on the academic musings of a potential future first lady: From Will Offensicht, blogging at Scragged: We've pointed out that Mr.
Obama's success in attracting white voters has shown that since institutional racism is over, affirmative action is no longer needed. Obama has convinced enough white voters that he'd be President of all Americans rather than just a black president that he's close to winning the Democratic nomination.