Well, well, well…it’s funny how little things from the past tend to come back and bite us in the butt in the future, huh? I wonder how Obama feels every time he remembers that the American Dream, as a Harvard student in 1991, was to be Donald Trump. Imagine that.
The essay was written with the help of a fellow classmate named Robert Fisher. They wrote about “Race and Rights Rhetoric”, and chalk up the American mindset to “a continuing normative commitment to the ideals of individual freedom and mobility, values that extend far beyond the issue of race in the American mind.”
“The depth of this commitment may be summarily dismissed as the unfounded optimism of the average American—I may not be Donald Trump now, but just you wait; if I don’t make it, my children will.”
The excerpt of that previously unpublished law school paper found its way inside Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, the new 1,460-page biography written by Pulitzer Prize winning historian David Garrow that focuses on Obama’s early years.
The paper argued that black Americans should “shift away from rights rhetoric and towards the language of opportunity.”
Though Obama would later channel the “language of opportunity” during his speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention that skyrocketed him into the public spotlight, his legacy has since been tarnished by criticisms of his failure to help African Americans.
Now, Donald Trump is president of the United Stated, and Obama is still fueling a “resistance” and race baiting to divide America.