Racist commenters attack Malia Obama after news of her going to Harvard

Racist commenters attack Malia Obama after news of her going to Harvard
Racist commenters attack Malia Obama after news of her going to Harvard

This weekend the White House announced that President and First Lady Obama's eldest daughter Malia had decided on Harvard University for undergrad.

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However, they also announced that she will take a gap year break before enrolling in the Ivy League school in 2017. If you thought to yourself — "Well who can hate on that?" — prepare to be both surprised and disappointed.

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Racist commenters attack Malia Obama after news of her going to Harvard news malia haters comments2

Commenters allegedly on the conservative Fox News site used the "n-word" to describe 17-year-old Malia Obama. No racial epithet seemed to be spared and one commenter even wished that she'd get cancer or AIDS "or one of those colored diseases." The more civil comments — if you can refer to it as that — called her attendance an example of "black privilege" and "affirmative action." Fox News did work to remove many of the posts and disabled commenting on the page but not before the examples of their users' hate reached the rest of the internet.

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Racist commenters attack Malia Obama after news of her going to Harvard news malia haters2

Malia will follow a long line of presidential children admitted into prestigious universities. Bigots aside, the news of Malia's admittance into Harvard University is especially impressive because Harvard accepted a record low of 5.2% of applicants this year.

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There's no word yet on how or where Malia will spend her gap year but whatever she decides, we're happy for her.