Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Question For Birthers

The following retrospective article recently appeared in The New York Times:

The Harvard Law Review, generally considered the most prestigious in the country, elected the first black president in its 104-year history today. The job is considered the highest student position at Harvard Law School.

The new president of the Review is Barack Obama, a 28-year-old graduate of Columbia University who spent four years heading a community development program for poor blacks on Chicago's South Side before enrolling in law school. His late father, Barack Obama, was a finance minister in Kenya and his mother, Ann Dunham, is an American anthropologist now doing fieldwork in Indonesia. Mr. Obama was born in Hawaii.

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Question for birthers: Why do you think the sentence "Mr. Obama was born in Hawaii" appears in the article?

Second question: Does anyone have a copy of the original NYT article? Does that sentence appear in it, or was it added in hindsight?

When I have the time, I'm going to find this on microfiche at some library and confirm my suspicions.

By the way, it is worth noting that the article implies that Barack was chosen for the position not because he had the highest grades (which he apparently did not), but because he was perceived to be a black man.

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