Is Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, a 1978 case rejecting academic racial quotas, the smoking gun behind Obama’s 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, we’re 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, wasn’t 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 America’s best institutions of higher education.”  Obama’s 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 isn’t just any year.  It’s 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 University’s “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 couldn’t 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.  I’m 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 America’s college campuses.  Obama was happy to oblige the universities in this effort by co-opting his father’s nationality, and burying the fact that he was a garden-variety American black kid.

There’s 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 isn’t so much an “update,” as it is further thoughts.  Although this post might explain why Obama did what he did, it’s 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 action’s 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 institution’s 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 Warren’s 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 Francisco’s 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 didn’t 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 didn’t 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 we’ve 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.

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  1. Call me Lennie says

    And as part of this fakery did he somehow doctor his birth certificate to show that he was born in Kenya.  And is that the source of all this stonewalling and forgering concerning birth certificates?  That would seem to be the next  step in your speculation

  2. says

    What a lot of people don’t know is that this is only the gas leaked out from the pressurized chamber of true evil conducted by the Left. This is the minor stuff they accidentally let out as the years went by. Imagine the stuff you don’t know that they deem really important.

  3. Libby says

    I’d been wondering if Obama had applied as a foreign student from Indonesia, under the name Sotero, since we’ve never seen any documentation of the transition from Barry Sotero, adopted son of Lolo Sotero back to American Barack Obama. It’s just so weird that such basic facts and life documentation (like college grades) are shrouded in mystery.  

  4. SADIE says

    It’s just so weird that such basic facts and life documentation (like college grades) are shrouded in mystery. 

    “Shroud of Obscurin'” – it’s almost biblical if we consider that he could not have possibly covered his tracks alone and there were then and are now dozens of helping hands.   I read sometime ago, that all passport records prior to 1965 have somehow “disappeared” due to revisions on storage and record keeping. This, of course, would preclude tracking Stanley Dunham’s travels by documentation. The only reason that I am aware of the change (there’s that word again) is due to the fact that someone attempted to find Ms. Dunham’s passport history, without success. It fits nicely with not being able to verify what passport he used on his trip to Pakistan. Oops..that’s Pah-kee-stan.

      

  5. SADIE says

    Libby – Thanks for the link. I have no idea where I first read about the “disappearing” records, but I’ll wager that my trail of passports dating back to 1964 are intact.

  6. says

    When Obama was adopted by Soetoro, Indonesia didn’t accept dual citizenship and Obama lost his US citizenship and gained Indonesian citizenship probably through no fault of his own, without his knowledge or informed consent – he was just a kid. This scenario also explains how he was able to travel to Pakistan when the country was closed to US passport holders.

  7. says

    No, Stanley retained her US citizenship. Barry lost his only because he was legally adopted by Soetoro. Indonesian law does not require citizenship for marriage, but does not allow for dual citizenship so Stanley was free to choose US or Indonesian. If this is the reason for Obama’s sealed records and secret life, I think the citizenship renunciation should be voided because he was not old enough to have made the decision thus restoring natural born status and removing any reason for concealing records. However, doing so would not dismiss the problems Obama has with the dubious Social Security card and the apparently manufactured draft card.

  8. SADIE says

    So many questions, so few answers.

    His Selective Service card is easily explained, the office is in Palatine, Illinois  – operative word:   Illinois. His Social Security number gets a bit murkier, particularly post September 11th when agencies blended, overlapped or expanded under other names. I certainly don’t have any proof, but my instinct tells me … all roads lead to the State Department for factual answers. I’ve never had any faith or trust in the State Department since WWII.

  9. says

    Sadie, the State Dept is even less trust worthy than ever before. State has manage to lose Stanley’s original passport that she used when Barack was born as well as the passenger manifests for in-coming planes for the day – not the month or the week, but the day – that Stanley returned from her trip to Kenya. The State Dept also got the Indonesian school attended by little Barry to lose the records of only one student – Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Obama.

  10. SADIE says

    Indidgo Red –  Have we reached the point of no return, no control or The Outer Limits? All the unanswered questions and doubts are only raised outside of DC. There will never be another successful revolution of any kind in America and the two technical events that preclude any disruption to the system are: Google Earth, which has photographed every street and town and the $63 billion dollar “Bill” which has already passed in Congress and is waiting to be signed by none other than BHO, which allows 30,000 drones by 2020.

    And it only took fifty years …. “There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to… The Outer Limits.” (circa 1963)

        

  11. says

    If people believe the Democrat cover up of Obama’s backstory is egregious or serious, realize this. That is merely the surface of Leftist machinations in this nation. You haven’t seen the real deal yet. 

  12. says

    Sadie, we are well on the way to The Outer Limits with the Smart Meters for monitoring electricity use. Right now, they only record usage remotely, but the ultimate goal is for the electric authority to control household usage remotely. Even now, some folks have chosen to allow the electric company to remotely control the temperature settings in their homes. Soon, it will not be voluntary in homes or offices.

  13. SADIE says

    Indigo Red – If only the Smart Meters were limited to be used to control usage. The ability to function in the 21st century is totally reliant on the electrical grid. Remote controlled drones, remote controlled electricity and we won’t be remotely able to communicate, if/when they decide to lower the volume, blur the picture … The Revolution will not be televised” and the internet …the main artery in the world of exchanging ideas and news won’t fare well either.

  14. Mike Devx says

    Smart Meters will be able to tell a GREAT deal about how you are living your “electrical life”.  It may not be smart enough to identify precisely when you are using your microwave vs your steam iron – aka small appliances – but your stove and your dryer – and especially your A/C and heat – have unique identifiable signatures, given just a few weeks of data on usage.  And over time, they will store your patterns of usage for years.  Of worst concern to me are identifiable patterns when the home is usually empty.  That’s a violation of privacy and a security concern (burglaries).

    I hadn’t thought of remote control of electricity usage, which Indigo Red raised.    The idea of that enormously displeases me.  And that’s putting it mildly.

     

  15. says

    Call me Lennie: That’s a thought. In his Ayers-written Dreams of my Father book he says he found his BC with other papers at his grandmother’s home.  If in fact this happened and it was his original BC is it possible he subsequently defaced it to show himself as born in Kenya to advance his schooling but he could not produce that BC as it would show signs of tampering… so he forged another BC to show himself born in Hawaii. Bah. The guy is full of lies.

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