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Michelle Obama Supported Race & Gender-Based Hiring in College

Michelle Obama favored race-gender based hiring while in college
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A 1988 article written by then-college student Michelle Obama reveals a great deal about where she is coming from politically and socially.

Known then as Michelle Robinson,  the future First Lady wrote an article for the Harvard Black Law Students Association called “Minority Women and Law Professors-A Comparison of Teaching Styles.” In the article she claims the following (from the Daily Caller): Harvard and its students were perpetuating “racist and sexist stereotypes” by not intentionally hiring minority and female law professors on the basis of their sex or skin color.

Obama argued that Havard should engage in hiring practices based upon gender and race to overcome this  “stereotyping.” She said the school should steer away from what is called “meritocratic” hiring principles, in which professors with the highest degrees, most experience and best legal pedigrees are hired, because it limited the success of women and blacks.
In more simple layman’s terms, she favored reverse-discrimination: denying qualified, capable teachers and professors opportunities to educate at Harvard because they were not female or black. She wrote the article during her third and final year at the school.
As if that opinion were not enough, she also was a firm believer in what is called “critical race theory.”
(From the Daily Caller): Michelle also gushed praise for critical race theory itself — the view that law is an instrument of the powerful against the powerless, rather than an effort to seek justice.

Re-read that last line again a few times. As an attorney, she was heading into the world with the view that law is not the means by which civil society keeps order and civility, but is used against powerless people. Rather than seek “blind, colorless justice,” she viewed it differently.

When coupled with her husband’s pre-2008 election remarks about “bitter white people clinging to God and their guns,”   you can draw your own conclusions about their behavior and actions in the White House.

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