Some people wonder, Josh...
by J. Vega - 6/8/12 1:05 PM
In Reply to: TWO of them didn't, LOL by Josh K
Josh, some people might want to see his Harvard paperwork for another reason. With affirmative action, you imply that his black ancestry was the reason. O.K., there may have been people who got into Harvard for that reason, but why Obama specifically. There are many, many people of black ancestry who apply to get into Harvard or apply for aid once accepted.
Why was Obama successful as one of that large group? When you consider his previous conduct in school as a member of the "Choom Gang" and the resulting drug use and study habits, he would not seem to be a prime candidate for entry to Harvard under an affirmative action or "diversity" category. As I said, he would have been just one of a large group under the heading of "Black". What could have caused him to stand out and be selected, especially under the category of diversity?
However, if he identified himself as Kenyan, he would have been in a much smaller group under consideration under diversity, potential students and/or aid applicants with connections to another country.
I believe he was born in Hawaii, but back then when there was a lot of competition for entry or aid under a limited number of available slots, there could have been a powerful temptation to claim a Kenyan classification to qualify. I wouldn't think that there were a lot of those applying. Remember the politician who was recently in the news for claiming questionable Native American ancestry? Some people might wonder if something similar could happen to try to qualify for Harvard admission or aid. Josh, wouldn't it be best for Obama for release all of his Harvard paperwork, show that that was not the case, and rapidly end such rumors? It would be an easy thing to do and solve that situation.
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