While a graduate student at law school, a young Barack Obama penned an essay – revealed in a new book – that is giving the left a fit.
Called “Race and Rights Rhetoric,” the 29-year-old Obama wrote it with law school buddy Robert Fisher. In it, he summed up the average American’s mindset as a “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The essay was part of a previously unpublished law school paper that founds its way into Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, an unauthorized biography written by Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian David Garrow.
The point of the paper was to encourage black Americans to “shift away from rhetoric and towards the language of opportunity.
Since then, Barack Obama became President of the United States and has been roundly criticized for his repeated failure to help African Americans.
Donald Trump, on the other hand, became a billionaire and the next President of the United States.
And that’s the American Dream.