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  久乐棋牌Michelle Obama expected -brilliance- when she got to Princeton she was underwhelmedMichelle Obama expected "brilliance" when she got to Princeton – she was underwhelmed Michelle Obama was once told by a school counselor that she probably wasnt good enough for Princeton. She was good enough, and wasnt all that impressed when she got there."Im expecting brilliance. Genius. And then what I discover is, wow, theres a lot of arbitrariness to this stuff, you know?" Obama told "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King. "Theres a debate about affirmative action when it comes to race. What I point out is that I got to Princeton, I realized theres a whole \u00e2\u0080\u0093 all kinds of affirmative action that goes on. There are kids who get in because theyre athletes. There are kids who get in because theres a legacy. Its just that race stands out\u00e2\u0080\u00a6.But it was important for me to see that." As first lady, Obama found herself on the world stage as one of the most visible women in the world, but in her new memoir, "Becoming," she writes about growing up haunted by self-doubt. She also describes learning that she was not alone in wondering, "am I good enough." Luckily for Obama, when that school counselor told her "youre not Princeton material," she was armed with having been told the "direct opposite" of that for most of her life. "I had grown up with love, and support, and encouragement, and high expectations. But here I walked into this room with a woman who really didnt know me, because it was a big high school, and she had to make a quick assessment. And her assessment couldve been -- and I dont know -- was, Grade point average? Yeah, youre a good student. You know, your scores are good. Youre black. Youre here in this public school. Maybe youre stretching. She didnt even know my brother went to Princeton. She didnt ask me any questions\u00e2\u0080\u00a6. She didnt try to figure me out. She just decided that the dream I presented was wrong\u00e2\u0080\u00a6. But let me tell you, we could probably go into any room of black women, or people of color, or people who grew up in poor communities, or rural communities, and youd ask them, Has anybody ever told you you couldnt? And everyone would raise their hand," she said.Michelle Obamas mother on life in the White House: "I was worried about my grandkids"u00a0But that self-doubt would creep in at various moments throughout her life -- perhaps most intensely while on the campaign trail with her husband."I write in Chapter 20....that chapter was probably one of the hardest for me to write. And its the hardest, still, for me to read. Because it goes over a painful time in the campaign when I thought I was doing great telling my story, sharing it honestly. But my whole persona was distorted. This was the time I was called an angry black woman. I was called Obamas babies mama. I was called someone who didnt love her country. And I \u00e2\u0080\u0093 its important for me to paint all that because people dont remember that. They see Michelle Obama," she said. Michelle Obama: "Vindication in the moment is so short term"Obama feels its important to remind people about that time, especially young girls who only know her as the Michelle Obama she is today, who were too young to remember that time of her life."Its like the punch in the gut that the counselor. It was another series of punches," she said of being labeled an "angry black woman." "Someone who judged me without knowing me\u00e2\u0080\u00a6It was just happening at a bigger level\u00e2\u0080\u00a6 But I had to draw on the same foundation of I cannot let one, or two, or a few peoples judgments of me control me. And at that point I had thought about getting off the campaign trail."Obama said she went to her husband and told him shed step back if she wasnt an asset to his campaign. He refused."And he was like, No. You are \u00e2\u0080\u0093 youre the closer. You know, we need you out there. And so I had to get myself together and Im gonna have to show the world that I do belong. I am good enough to be the first lady. I do love my country."

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