Michelle Obama’s first roommate at Princeton, a white woman from the South, has come forward to the Atlanta paper to discuss the drama around finding out her roommate was black. in Sociology from Princeton University, where she minored in African American Studies.not on the strength of her grades, which she admits were unexceptional, but thanks to her brother Craig, a star athlete and gifted student who preceded her to the school.So far, I’ve read the Dedication and the first couple of pages of the Introduction, and that’s plenty.You’ve got to be impressed with how ruthless Senator Obama is — he’ll humiliate his poor wife by releasing her semi-literate college graduation maunderings just so he can say, “Let’s move on.”“These experiences have made it apparent to me that the path I have chosen to follow by attending Princeton will likely lead to my further integration and/or assimilation into a White cultural and social structure that will only allow me to remain on the periphery of society; never becoming a full participant.It won’t set the world on fire, but it is good for an undergraduate thesis.)My gf (a proud Southern, Christian, white woman and active anti-racist) is proud of Donnelly and her mother, as Southern white women who are choosing to engage in a conversation about the influence of race and racism, past and present. Perhaps this can be part of the positive legacy of the campaign, one I hope will end in Obama’s nomination and eventual election as President. As a lesbian, I was incredibly amused that one of the most lasting impressions Donnelly (also a lesbian) had of Michelle Obama was of her very long fingers. As a ‘legacy’ candidate and a beneficiary of affirmative action, Michelle Obama was granted an opportunity that others more accomplished were denied.” During her years at Princeton, Miss Robinson was a board member with a radical campus group known as the Third World Center (TWC), which was established in 1971 to provide “a social, cultural and political environment that reflects the needs and concerns of students of color at the University”; to remedy the fact that “the University’s cultural and social organizations have largely been shaped by students from families nurtured in the Anglo-American and European traditions”; to acknowledge that “it has not always been easy for students from different backgrounds to enter the mainstream of campus life”; and to teach minority students to “become more sensitive to the consequences of a long history of prejudice and discrimination.” TWC’s constitution and founding documents were steeped in anti-American and anti-white rhetoric.TWC’s constitution stated: “The term ‘Third World’ implies[,] for us, those nations who have fallen victim to the oppression and exploitation of the world economic order.Catherine Donnelly (left, with her mother), now living in Georgia, disclosed how her mother “stormed down to the campus housing office and demanded Donnelly be moved to another room.” Donnelly is very thoughtful about how the racism she and her mother had grown up with had permeated their thinking at the time, and how it still affects them today.I was very impressed with their openness and willingness to take on these topics.