Skip to comments.Is Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, the smoking gun behind Obama’s Kenyan identity?
Posted on 05/22/2012 1:32:00 PM PDT by servo1969
Is Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, a 1978 case rejecting academic racial quotas, the smoking gun behind Obamas Kenyan identity? *UPDATED*
Barack Obama has kept carefully hidden all of his college records. Many of us have assumed that this secrecy is because those papers show that he took nothing but Leftist Mickey Mouse classes and ended up with lousy grades.
Now that we know that Obama marketed himself to publishers as a Kenyan, though, were beginning to suspect that the papers hide, not only academic mediocrity, but the same Kenyan identity Obama was using to market himself in the publishing world. The question, of course, is why would Obama pretend to be African? After all, when it came to college admissions, wasnt being black good enough for affirmative action purposes?
Normally, in the years since the Civil Rights movement, the answer would be Yes, being half-black (not half-white, but half-black) should have given Obama the leg-up he needed to parlay mediocre grades and a drug habit into a shiny diploma from one of Americas best institutions of higher education. Obamas problem, though, was that he came of age at a very specific time in the annals of affirmative action. To appreciate this, you have to know that Obama, who graduated from high school in 1979, must have started looking at colleges in 1978.
When it comes to college admissions, 1978 isnt just any year. Its a very special year. It was the year that the Supreme Court decided Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978) 438 U.S. 265.
Allan Bakke was a young man with an excellent academic record, who nevertheless got turned down by 12 medical schools. When he applied to the medical school at UC Davis, and was again rejected, he learned that he had almost certainly lost out on the opportunity to attend that medical school because UC had set a quota for admitting non-white people in order to meet the Universitys diversity requirements. Bakke sued. In a deeply fragmented decision, the Supreme Court held that this race-based admission process was unconstitutional.
With that decision, Obama, who was a self-confessed slacker in high school, suddenly lost his e-ticket to a good college. He couldnt know then (nor would it have mattered) that the various concurrences in this deeply divided opinion would eventually open the door to colleges and universities making race a factor in admission, so much so that this factor-ness eventually created a whole new quota system.
My best guess is that, denied an opportunity to use quota systems to parlay a lousy academic record into a quality college admission, Obama searched around for other means of bypassing his academic failings. It was this search that led him to announce that he was Kenyan. Im sure that a certain amount of digging will reveal that, just when the Bakke decision came down, American universities were engaged in some sort of pro-active policy involving increasing the number of African nationals on Americas college campuses. Obama was happy to oblige the universities in this effort by co-opting his fathers nationality, and burying the fact that he was a garden-variety American black kid.
Theres the nexus In 1978, Obama, who already then was willing to lie to achieve his goals, created a false identity to deal with the changes the Bakke decision wrought on college admissions.
UPDATE: This isnt so much an update, as it is further thoughts. Although this post might explain why Obama did what he did, its really less of a post about Obama himself than it as an indictment showing the rot in the whole race/affirmative action system.
I actually came at the theory bass ackwards, when I was writing about the commonality between Warren and Obama. I began by looking at affirmative actions origins as a well-intentioned paving stone on the road to Hell. In the beginning, do-gooders felt that it made sense to give the then-current generation of blacks a leg up, rather than making them wait the two to three generations it took other disenfranchised people (Irish immigrants, Italian immigrants, Jewish immigrants, etc.) to make it in America. After all, we had forced upon these blacks their sufferings, and it was up to us to fix it, and to fix it quickly.
Once it affirmative action became institutionalized, however, it inevitably became corrupt. From the institutions side, it was a numbers game and a way to boast about liberal credibility, irrespective of whether the student or employee benefiting actually suffered handicaps from his or her race. (Witness the way Harvard milked Elizabeth Warrens Native Americanism, despite the fact that, even if true, it never handicapped her upbringing or denied her educational opportunities.)
From the point of view of ordinary Americans who were willing to say anything to advance, it became a ginormous loophole. For example, back in the 1970s, I knew a rich Jewish girl with average grades who got into Lowell, San Franciscos academic high school, by using a dark complexion and a fake accent (~) on her lily-white name to pretend to be Hispanic. Fearing a charge of racism, the district caved and let her in, despite the fact that other students who did not run from their white heritage had better grades. Elizabeth Warren is not the first to play this game.
Thinking about this history, I asked myself why Obama didnt just leverage himself through the system based upon his being half-black? Why did he have to be African? It was those high school memories that let me to the answer. Like me, Barack Obama, who is almost exactly my age, graduated in the shadow of Bakke. It didnt affect me, but it sure as heck must have affected him.
Standing alone, my Bakke theory does nothing more than prove, once more, that Obama lies, which is something weve seen in real time over the last 3.5 years. Nevertheless, I think this theory has a larger utility insofar as it lays bare one of the rotten pillars of the Leftist race hustlers.
Barack Obama - founding member of the birther movement.
bump for later
The kinda of cost reduction of academics status.
I just think if I were betting he did use the Elizabeth Warren way to achieve his goals
Occam is rolling in his grave.
For 16 years Obama said he was born in Kenya. For the last five years Obama says he was born in Hawaii. But he goes to court to fight any and all requests for verification of his suppose Hawaiian birth. Hawaiian officials refuse to provide any written verification of an Obama Hawaiian Birth Certificate.
This isn’t rocket science.
Occam chooses Kenya. Me too.
Somebody, somewhere needs to seat a grand jury to untie this knot. This is beyond ridiculous.
Congress needs to bring impeachment proceedings post haste if for no other reason but to stop the endless speculation relative to the true identity of the president of the United States.
Who is he and who sent him?
Breitbart probably has some more juicy info on the college transcripts and applications. They are doing the old strip tease by slowly releasing the info. I wonder what their timeline will be.
0bama the liar and cheater on his college applications is a much more effective story line than obama the Kenyan. The forged computer generated BC fits both narratives.
“Many of us have assumed that this secrecy is because those papers show that he took nothing but Leftist Mickey Mouse classes . . .”
Not me. One of the first acts he did was sign an executive order sealing up his records. Who would do this to cover up grades (as if they meant anything 30 years later?)
That was the first smoke of the fire I saw and then recognized he was a fraud.
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Obama needs to prove where he was on the night of his birth.
But this theory is baseless.
For one thing, to get admitted to university as a foreign student, one has to provide all kinds of documentation. The university has to first issue and I-20 form to the student, who must take that document to a U.S. consulate overseas to get a student visa stamped into his non-U.S. passport.
He has to have high school transcripts from an overseas school, translated into English, and show bank documents proving that he is sponsored by someone or can support himself financially for four years. As an undergraduate, he must pay full non-resident tuition and fees--unless he can somehow get a scholarship. He cannot get a government loan or have a job while he is studying in the U.S.
Do you really think an 18-year old Barack could pull something like this off?
Used to be if you had BO you could take a shower and use deodorant to get rid of it. Not it’s a bit more resistant.
Resign, obammy, while the resigning is an option. Oh, and it would help if you rescinded all your executive orders and other agreements made in the people's name. . . and we need a list of people and organizations that went south with the people's money you so lavishly imposed upon them for favors and for keeping their mouths shut.
Do it now while the doing is good.
It’s also important to remember that B. Hussein relied on muslim money to pay his way through college.
Listing himself as being from Kenya with Islamic connections not only got him in as an affirmative action minority, he also got a free ride with muslim money from overseas.
The contemporaneous (sic) witness thing has always bothered me too - where it applies to Dunham’s birthplace. The grandmother - who has no reason to lie- claims she witnessed his birth in Kenya.
But that’s all a sideshow and a distraction given the fact that had Dunham been born in the Capitol Rotunda on Lincolns dias, he would be no more eligible for the office than he is now.
What a freakshow.
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