Michelle Obama wanted race-based faculty hiring

Here is what she wrote for the Harvard’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) back in 1988.  Her maiden name was Michelle Robinson.  What is surprised is how she views even the most benign questions as filed with racial implications: "One should not be surprised when one hears the rude statements and questions posed by students to professors Wilkins and Ogletree like 'Are you sure you've interpreted this correctly?' or 'I don't think you understand what this statute says.'"

She objects to the notion that only those who have done well in school, the traditional method of picking faculty, can serve the students well.  She writes about the misleading notion that Harvard faculty should be "'Only people on Law Review can become good teachers', 'Only people who have clerked on the Supreme Court can become good teachers' . . . "

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