Monday, May 19, 2008

First Lady???!

When Obama chose to ask Michelle LaVaughn Robinson to marry him it must have been love because no one with only political aspirations would/should have considered it.

When I first heard about Michelle's Princeton Thesis being anti-white, racist, etc. I thought it was a fabrication. As Republican as I am, I realize that some of that will happen and you cannot believe everything that comes over on your e-mails. S o, I checked it out. Snopes didn't deny if was true but at the time they came out with information, the university had "temporarily withdrawn" the thesis from Princeton's library until after this year's presidential election in November (hmmm, interesting). Since there have been a number of sources who have uncovered the thesis and it's is allarming and I'm sure it will all come out during the campaign if Obama does run.

Her whole thesis is based on a questionnaire of black alumni from Princeton (of which only %22 percent responded) and how their experiences of being black on the campus of Princeton had affected their attitudes later. She gives such examples as: More comfortable with interacting with Blacks or whites in various activities, will they feel obligated as a member of the black community to help other blacks who are less fortunate than themselves...

She wrote she felt "obligated to this community" (I presume the black community) she was "somehow obligated to this community and would utilize all of my present and future recourses to benefit this community first and foremost".......?

"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. "

She has hypothesis in which she quotes the definition of Black Power "which guided me in the formulation and use of this concept in this study" . Great.

She stated that "individuals must create a motivational hierarchy from which the individual can determine which social groups are most important to benefit. Some may place the highest value on benefiting themselves or their families. Others may value their occupational feilds most highly. Others may put God before anything else. In still other instances, one's motivation to benefit either the U.S. society, the non-white races of the world (?) or the human species as a whole, could be most powerful"

On page twenty she is presuming that "Blacks who are more comfortable with whites than with blacks will probably be less interested in benefiting the black community."
She goes on to say "the more time respondents (black alumni) spend with Blacks, the more more positive and compassionate they will be in their attitudes towards lower class Black Americans."
WHAAAAAA?? (read page 20 to read all about that)

SHe did NOT get the response she wanted even form the %22 of the respondents....
Her explanation of this was clear (found on page 47):
"These findings make it possible to speculate that at the Post-Princeton point (after college), as more respondents were becoming increasingly motivated by their occupations, they had less attention to divide among their other priorities. As a result, some of their motivations to the Black community may have become withdrawn in order to put more emphasis on occupational attainments."

She even goes on to talk about the "guilt" that people must feel who do not have the notion that the Black community needs to separate themselves or the guilt of "betraying the black community": "If separatists ideologies are based are total separation ,a certain level of guilt is more likely to be felt by a respondent who became a sept/plu (seperationist or pluralist) than by those who became int/assim (integrationist or assimilationist)." (page 48)

So her conclusions you can read yourself- they sat on page 51 in section 3 of her thesis.
First of all - as a Princeton Graduate, I am appauled that THIS is an exceptable thesis -
Secondly, I get that she believes the more time you spend with White people the less likely you will care about poor black people. She is basically saying shame on all those black people who spend time with white people because they cannot care about their "black community" very much if they do. Because only %22 of the black alumni even bothered to answer the survey - It makes me think that Princeton did on okay job on educating all races equally and the people who did NOT respond was as disgusted as I am by this thesis subject.

Society, as a whole, has tried very hard in the past few generations to blur the lines of race and this is a slap in the face.
I am a White educated woman who cares about the lower class - all of them equally, not just one race. Why can't we concentrate on that?

This information comes on the heels of Rev. Wright and I feel like Michelle is just a repeat of what Rev. Wright was spewing... black Liberation Theology at it's best. Rasicm, hatred and

First lady? Good Lord, I hope not!

Michelle's Thesis:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

I don't like Hillary but at least she wrote about Saul Alinsky who is controversial (to say the least) but at least tells people to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps....and make things happen for themselves.

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