She, in contrast, was obliged to take out loans to pay her way and this rankled, as she revealed in a 1985 thesis the document, now locked away by the university until after the election in november, betrays an angry, campaigning brand of politics which in no way fits with the mild-mannered advocate of. In recent broadcasts of fox news' hannity & colmes, sean hannity has repeatedly distorted a passage from michelle obama's 1985 princeton senior thesis to suggest that obama was asserting her own views when she wrote that [ i]t is possible that black individuals either chose to or felt pressure to come. In searching the web today i found there are already some 26,000 references to this story of a 1985 senior thesis entitled, “princeton-educated blacks and the black community,” and recorded under her maiden name, michelle lavaughn robinson one would think that honest writing about us racial. Princeton-educated blacks and the black community by michelle lavaughn robinson a thesis presented to princeton university in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of bachelor of arts in department of sociology- princeton, new jersey, 1985 (c) michelle lavaughn robinson, 1985. The 1985 thesis provides a trove of michelle obama's thoughts as a young woman, with many of the paper's statements describing the student's world as seen other thesis statements specifically pointed to what was seen by the future mrs obama as racially insensitive practices in a university system populated with. As catherine donnelly climbed the stairs to her dorm room at princeton university over a quarter-century ago, the louisiana freshman felt ready for whatever lay ahead but then she met michelle more political coverage learning to be michelle obama · mccain war views shaped in '74 thesis.
Michelle obama's princeton thesis: (return to top): princeton-educated blacks and the black community (part i) (part ii) (part iii) (part iv) by michelle lavaughn robinson 1985 word-searchable text version of michelle obama's princeton thesis: (return to top): princeton-educated blacks and. From chicago to princeton to pennsylvania avenue, the interests that define michelle robinson obama '85 haven't changed to be toward me, i sometimes feel like a visitor on campus as if i really didn't belong,” obama wrote in her sociology thesis, “princeton-educated blacks and the black community. I direct your attention to mrs obama's 1985 thesis at princeton university its title (rather limited in scope, given the author and the campus) is princeton-educated blacks and the black community to describe it as hard to read would be a mistake the thesis cannot be read at all, in the strict sense of the.
Regardless of the circumstances under which i interact with whites at princeton, it often seems as if, to them, i will always be black first and a student second princeton-educated blacks and the black community, senior thesis, princeton university (1985), p 14-15 quoted in michelle obama thesis was on racial divide by. Aka michelle lavaughn robinson obama's militant racism revealed in her senior thesis at princeton, michele obama, the wife of barack obama stated that america was a nation founded on crime and hatred' moreover, she stated that whites in america were 'ineradicably racist' the 1985 thesis, titled. Michelle obama, wife of presidential candidate barack obama, has been quoted as saying she's proud of her country for the first time also, a report that her graduate thesis from princeton university has been restricted from public access until a day after the general election.
Future politician bill bradley wrote about harry truman ralph nader explored lebanese agriculture 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. In her senior thesis at princeton, michele obama, the wife of barack obama stated that america was a nation founded on 'crime and hatred' moreover, she stated that whites in america were 'ineradicably racist' the 1985 thesis, titled ' princeton-educated blacks and the black community' was written. The conclusion of her thesis is alarming michelle obama's poll of black alumni concludes that other black students at princeton do not share her obsession with blackness but rather than celebrate, she is horrified that black alumni identify with our common american culture more than they value the color.
A sociology major with a minor in african-american studies, she explored the connections between the school's black alumni and their communities in her senior thesis, graduating cum laude in 1985 after earning her jd from harvard law school in 1988, michelle joined the chicago office of the law firm sidley austin as a. Or was everybody in the class of 1985 expected to submit a thesis as one of the jump-through hoops of the princeton experience if the latter, she should be cut much more slack sure, her essay is dreary, but how many gems could there be among reams of mandated term-paper-plus submissions.