Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Michelle Obama's College Thesis

I didn't expect this was going to turn up before the election but here it is, looks like it might be old news for some. Haven't taken the time to look at it yet but wanted to provide the download location for those who may want to review it.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/2305083/PrincetonEducated-Blacks-and-the-Black-Community

You can read it from the site or join to download (pretty painless).

A excerpt from the introduction....

Earlier in my college career, there was no doubt in my mind that as a member of the Black community I was somehow obligated to this community and would utilize all of my present and future resources to benefit this community first and foremost. 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. Regardless of the circumstances underwhich I interact with Whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, I will always be Black first and a student second.

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. This realization has presently, made my goals to actively utilize my resources to benefit the Black community more desirable.

Let me know what you think after your review.

Thanks!

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