Bookworm Room has a plausible theory as to why Barack Obama decided to market himself as Kenyan when he was younger. Don't believe for a moment the story about this being a fact checking error by a low level(at the time) employee of the publisher. It has been verified this publisher, like most others, normally gets biographical information from the author and the Kenyan birth part survived 4 different revisions of the biography. Even if the publisher had pulled this out of their butt, it is not believable a narcissist like Barack Obama didn't read it. It was posted on their website through three different website changes over a 16 year period.
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.Regents of the University of California v. Bakke struck down affirmative action quota systems.
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?[...]
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.
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. [...]
Please read the whole article here...Barack Obama is a self-admitted slacker and drug user in high school. It is very likely he needed some kind of assistance to get into a decent college. Before he ran for President, many people, including AP, thought Obama was born in Kenya. Even Hawaii newspapers thought Obama was born in Kenya. If Obama entered U.S. college as a Kenyan, wouldn't he have had to proven he was a foreigner by presenting a birth certificate or foreign passport?