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Is this Michelle Obama staging a sit in at Harvard Law?? WH is still mum...(video)

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posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 09:55 AM
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Newly surfaced footage shows a young woman who appears to be Michelle Obama, and several other students, staging a sit-in in the Harvard Law School dean’s office in 1988.

According to J. Christian Adams of Pajamas Media, the video depicts the students — including the woman who appears to be Mrs. Obama — conducting a protest to “solve the minority faculty problem,” as one student puts it, by implementing race-based hiring practices.

The White House did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller’s request for comment regarding identifying the woman who appears to be Michelle Obama.


Watch closely at the 9 second mark. The Student closest to the bottom of the screen in all White Sneakers.

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Read more: dailycaller.com...

According to the man who viewed the original BetaMax tape the person in the video bares an uncanny likeness to Michelle. This sit in occurred in 1988 Michelle's Last Year at Harvard Law.




The students were supporting Professor Derrick Bell’s demand that the law school hire professors on the basis of race.

It is important to note that I had the opportunity to review all of the original Betamax videotapes in Boston where the video quality was significantly higher than the internet version. While there is some chance this is not Michelle trespassing and “occupying” the dean’s office for racial hiring preferences, the Betamax video version leaves very little doubt it is her. Perhaps someone in the mainstream media will ask the East Wing if Michelle Obama participated in a trespassing occupation of the Harvard Law School dean’s office to demand race-based hiring of professors.

pjmedia.com...

A simple yes or no from the White House.... You'd think this would have been a proud moment for Michelle. Perhaps she'd like to discuss it.


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posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 10:01 AM
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Sure does look like the current First Lady, but it doesnt matter much to me if its her or not.

Sit-in at the dean's office, or whatever else she may or may not have done in her college days makes no difference to me and really has no bearing on her role as First Lady or her husband's job as President.

It would be interesting to hear an admittal or denial, most likely we will hear something along the lines of
'Yes I participated in that sit-in. It was an important issue to me at the time as a young black woman, as minority rights have always and will continue to be close to my heart and the hearts of many Americans, then and now...etcetc...'



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 10:11 AM
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Well if it is her, it just goes to show she was a proactive college student. College students do things like this. They have the time, the newly acquired knowledge and idealism, and hopes for equality, that we all know becomes jaded with aging. I prefer this to a do nothing without an opinion.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 10:12 AM
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I hope it was her...good for her.


I'm sure some will try to demonize her over standing up to inequality...but hate does funny things to people.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 10:13 AM
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The reason why it's mentioned is because this was a major event that dominated Harvard and other campuses for several years. Leading up to the public address that Barack Obama made at another Harvard Protest regarding the same situation and the same professor. Derrick Bell.

If it's her, wouldn't this be an interesting fact to point out from her perspective? She and Obama were both involved in the same cause at the same campus. This would have been Obama's first year at Harvard and Michelle's last year. Why no comment from the WH when asked?



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 10:20 AM
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Who cares if it's her or not? I'm assuming it's her and good on her for standing up or sitting in for her beliefs. The issue with Harvard back then was not "oh just hire some black people in faculty positions" it was the fact there were many qualified black professors etc... not being hired.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 10:56 AM
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It looks like her.

In the video, (@ 00:10)

the waving of the left hand gives it away



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 11:05 AM
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Its funny trying to force the school to hire people based on sex and color . How about earning the position for a change?

That would be too hard wouldn't it?
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If I were the dean, a racist like Bell would have never even gotten an interview.
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posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 11:30 AM
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Derrick Bell was the first African American professor at Harvard Law in the school's 150 year history.

Harvard Law's first African-American student wasn't admitted until 1923, when it allowed only one student to enter it's program.

Barack Obama was the first African American president of Harvard Law.

Harvard proper hired it's first African American professor in 1918, the first in it's then nearly 300 year history.

Women were not admitted to Harvard's graduate programs until 1973.

It's good to see people take an interest in the struggle minorities have had to go through to be treated like equals.


Or is this post an attempt to demonize these people?



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 11:34 AM
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Is this an attempt to play the race card?

Both Michele and barack lost their law licenses. I wonder why.

Barack President of Harvard Law Review? Lets look at that closer shall we? 57 states,,,,,corpse men,,,,,feets,,,,,

The man barely speaks proper English with the aid of a teleprompter what on earth makes you think he was qualified to be either Law Review Pres, a Lawyer, a senator, and finally President.

He is nothing but an incompetent buffoon and Bell was a vile racist.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 11:49 AM
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Michelle was an Occupier before it was even cool to be an occupier. Seems like a good campaign slogan to me.

These protests were significant in that they certainly paved the way leading up to Obama's appointment to be President of Harvard Law Review. The protests were center stage during his whole tenure as a Harvard Law Student.

In Obama's Own Words.

I must say, however, that as someone who has undoubtedly benefited from affirmative action programs during my academic career, and as someone who may have benefited from the Law Review’s affirmative action policy when I was selected to join the Review last year, I have not personally felt stigmatized either within the broader law school community or as a staff member of the Review.

hlrecord.org...

Michelle may have helped "nudge" the system enough to help Obama out. That's good stuff.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 12:07 PM
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So he was an affirmative action recipient. Now that explains everything completely and just solidifies why affirmative action does not work.

Thanks



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 12:10 PM
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Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
Derrick Bell was the first African American professor at Harvard Law in the school's 150 year history.

Harvard Law's first African-American student wasn't admitted until 1923, when it allowed only one student to enter it's program.

Barack Obama was the first African American president of Harvard Law.

Harvard proper hired it's first African American professor in 1918, the first in it's then nearly 300 year history.

Women were not admitted to Harvard's graduate programs until 1973.

It's good to see people take an interest in the struggle minorities have had to go through to be treated like equals.


Or is this post an attempt to demonize these people?


Bell certainly had plenty to be proud of. Sadly, Bell chose to walk down the path of racialism and antisemitism instead of rising above it all. Bell's radical ideology even made his fellow Black professors nervous that resulted in a little interoffice feud of sorts. Bell believed and taught that "Racism was permanent" and that White people should just admit that they are racist and will be racists forever. Much like an alcoholic admits his weakness and pledges to get through it day by day.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 12:23 PM
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This is getting pathetic.

Really?,,,A video from 25 years ago that might show the first lady at a sit in at the faculty offices at Harvard????

Who cares?????

Honestly, "substance" has become a dirty word amongst the far right.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 12:39 PM
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Really now i haven't seen any substance from the left in over 12 years.

Op keep doing what your doing

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posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 12:54 PM
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posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 01:27 PM
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Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
I hope it was her...good for her.


I'm sure some will try to demonize her over standing up to inequality...but hate does funny things to people.


Race based hiring practices have nothing to do with equality. They are about giving somebody something who does not deserve it on the merit of their experience or education



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 01:34 PM
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Originally posted by groingrinder

Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
I hope it was her...good for her.


I'm sure some will try to demonize her over standing up to inequality...but hate does funny things to people.


Race based hiring practices have nothing to do with equality. They are about giving somebody something who does not deserve it on the merit of their experience or education


Race based hiring practices have a lot to do with equality when that pracitce used to be "we only hire whites".

But go ahead and pretend that has never existed.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 01:38 PM
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I don't have a problem with a person promoting a cause they believe in.

What I do have a problem with, is having a president (who is supposed to represent EVERYONE) promoting a cause such as this.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 05:14 PM
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Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
Race based hiring practices have a lot to do with equality when that pracitce used to be "we only hire whites".

But go ahead and pretend that has never existed.


So, according to you, that should be switched to be the opposite now?

Is that what you are trying to get at or what?

Nothing like an ignorant advocating hate in the name of love huh?

I take it this kind of thing worked out great for Chicago. Where highly qualified whites now have to find a new job so the city can hire more less qualified blacks.

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