Affirmative Action President?

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    I am foreigner from Africa observing the political activities in the USA from an objective distance. The one thing that has never come up is that not one American voice is concerned about the fact that if Obama becomes President then their country will be led by somebody who has ascended to the highest office in the land as a consequence of the actively pursued American policy of affirmative action. Since affirmative action is, I assume from watching and following US politics, alive and well in America, it necessarily follows that Obama was fast tracked through Columbia, Harvard, The Harvard Review, The Illinois Legislature and the US Senate, and now a Presidential nominee as an affirmative action candidate. At every opportunity I have asked this question of Americans and have not yet been able to get a coherent reply. I have therefore decided to tap this site in the hope that one of your correspondents may have the answer.
     
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    What's the question?
     
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    How has Bush done as a special needs president?
     
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    Far too many assumptions there Sharonak. Why not find out how Obama got to where he is today rather than simply assume anything?
     
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    Affirmative Action does not "fast track" anyone. And unless you have evidence showing that Obama likely would not have gotten into Columbia, Harvard, or the HLR without affirmative action, your claim that he is an "affirmative action candidate" is baseless. Further there is no affirmative action for elected government officials.
     
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    Good question. There is no doubt that Obama would not be where he is today if he was 100% white.
     
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    Really? Evidence for that assertion?
     
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    So many have answered basically saying that as a 'black' man he has got where he has got outside of affirmative action i.e. on merit. It is encouraging to find out that affirmative action in the US does not apply to Black people who advance through merit as suggested. My question then is if affirmative action does not apply to Black people who can achieve through merit then to whom does it apply? Perhaps I could get as many answers as before?
     
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    Hillary.
     
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    wow, you're exactly whats wrong with this country
     

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