Obama dating white women
I have already called attention to how Obama converted my white college era girlfriend into a big black woman in his autobiography, This ruse needs to end.
The young Obama I knew was nothing like the young black people I knew at Occidental College.
Despite the Obama mythology, these new photos show that the young Obama was dating a white girl named Megan Hughes and hanging out with other white people including his basketball teammate Greg Orme and fellow student Kellie Allman.
It was Kelli Allman (née Mc Cormack) who provided these new photos to Time. One of the most puzzling things to me about contemporary politics is the way so many people seem to think that Barack Obama is a black man.
Barack Obama, D-Ill., shows the Democratic presidential hopeful, Obama, in New York City, while a student at Columbia University. Obama's relationships with Alex Mc Near and Genevieve Cook, women he dated in his early 20s. Obama "receded into the most existentialist stretch of his life" in New York, which was illustrated in part by his correspondences with Mc Near. Obama met Mc Near at Occidental College and later reconnected with her in New York in the summer of 1982."Caught without a class, a structure, or tradition to support me, in a sense the choice to take a different path is made for me The only way to assuage my feelings of isolation are to absorb all the traditions [and] classes; make them mine, me theirs." In another letter to Mc Near about T. Eliot, Obama writes, "Remember how I said there's a certain kind of conservatism which I respect more than bourgeois liberalism--Eliot is of this type." Maraniss also gives details of Mr.Obama's relationship with Genevieve Cook, a 25-year-old he met in 1983, when he was 22.The young Obama that I knew was mainly interested in hanging out with white guys and white girls (like me and my radical girlfriend) or with his radical Muslim friends.I interacted with young Obama on various occasions between 1980-1981 and I can report that I never saw him hanging out with black students. Obama, of course, has done a lot of work to create a politically and socially advantageous black image for himself.
As one of the folks who got to know him while he was at Occidental College, I can report that I thought of Obama as an average white guy in terms of his IQ and his cultural inheritance.