Monday, May 23, 2011

Was Barack Obama Sr. 'eased' out of Harvard, and America, for dating white women? | Capital New York

Here is something that many "Birthers" would not want to discuss. Was the President's father a victim of Racism? Given that it was the early 1960's he probably was. My father sure did experience a lot of racism at the same time. Obama Sr, further added on to his provblem by marrying and dating white women. Some thing that got American Black men killed a lot of times then. Getting kicked out of Harvard was obviously hurtful but Emmet Till was killed not even a decade before and he was only accused of whistling at a white woman.

We know that Barack Obama Sr. died young, disappointed about many things. One of them, I have to imagine, was that his education at Harvard was cut short. Until now, it has typically been said that he "gave up" his doctoral studies, but this file makes it clear that he was never given a choice about leaving Cambridge. Who knows how his life might have turned out if he had been allowed to stay? Maybe he would have become an economics professor at some Northeastern liberal arts college, maybe he would have played a little more of a role in his son's life, and maybe his son would have never written Dreams From My Father, which would have been too bad, because it is a fantastic book and an unparalleled source of insight into the president's personal history and character.
For all the personal anguish described in that memoir, things turned out just fine for Barack Obama Jr. But we can't say the same for his father, who ended his life a disillusioned alcoholic, believing that he had been the victim of immense injustices. From reading this file, I think he had a pretty good case against the U.S. government.
At the the very least the file kept by the Immigration and Naturalization Service further confirms that the President's father was indeed married tohis mother and that the President was born in Hawaii. (In case there is still any doubt!!!)

Was Barack Obama Sr. 'eased' out of Harvard, and America, for dating white women? | Capital New York
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