Does newly surfaced video show Michelle Obama staging sit-in at Harvard Law?

Matthew Boyle Investigative Reporter
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Newly surfaced footage shows a young woman who appears to be Michelle Obama, and several other students, staging a sit-in in the Harvard Law School dean’s office in 1988.

According to J. Christian Adams of Pajamas Media, the video depicts the students — including the woman who appears to be Mrs. Obama — conducting a protest to “solve the minority faculty problem,” as one student puts it, by implementing race-based hiring practices.

President Obama’s time at Harvard Law has received fresh scrutiny lately, including new attention on relationship with Derrick Bell, the first tenured black law professor at Harvard and the main author of the controversial “Critical Race Theory.”

The White House did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller’s request for comment regarding identifying the woman who appears to be Michelle Obama.

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