Learning to be Michelle Obama

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Can any of us imagine what it must’ve been like to be Black and at an Ivy League school in 1981?  The following quote is from a worthwhile read on how that experience shaped Michelle:

"Princeton was a real crossroads of identity for Michelle," said Harvard Law School professor Charles J. Ogletree, who was her law school adviser and now works with the Obama campaign. "The question was whether I retain my identity given by my African-American parents, or whether the education from an elite university has transformed me into something different than what they made me. By the time she got to Harvard she had answered the question. She could be both brilliant and black."

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Hat tip to Negrophile for the heads up.

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