by David Sims MICHELLE La Vaughn Robinson (now Michelle Obama) wrote a thesis at Princeton University as part of qualifying for her Bachelor of Arts degree.
It is titled “Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community.” You can find the PDF copy of the entire thesis here.
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When I was after a bachelor’s degree in astronomy, I did seminars that were far more technically elaborate than Michelle’s thesis is.
I wrote, for example, an undergraduate paper in which I calculated the density of Saturn from telescopic observations of the motion of Saturn’s moons: Titan, Enceladus, Tethys, and Dione.
While she was a student, Princeton was "extremely white and very male." Because of this, Obama quickly made friends with other students of color and discovered that the harmonious diversity portrayed in college brochures didn't translate to her own college experience.
“I imagine that the administrators at Princeton didn’t love the fact that students of color largely stuck together.
It appears to be a study about the changing attitudes of the Blacks who had previously graduated from Princeton University.
Apparently, Michelle went to the school’s Alumni Records Office and asked someone named Pat Larue to help her in sending a questionnaire to these Black alumni. Some time went by, and a few of the prestigious Congoids mailed her their replies.