So much for the New York Time's "liberal bias," guys. This article, at best, just shows they have no idea what they're talking about.
Mr. Obama had other business on his mind, embarking on five political races during his 12 years at the school.
Five political races? Yes; after all, he was at the time holding an office which requires reelection every two years.
Douglas Baird, another colleague, remembers once asking Mr. Obama to assess potential candidates for governor.
“First of all, I’m not running for governor, “ Mr. Obama told him. “But if I did, I would expect you to support me.”
He was a third-year state senator at the time. . . .
Obama makes a joke, it seems, and the writer here takes it completely out of context.
In one class on race, he imitated the way clueless white people talked. “Why are your friends at the housing projects shooting each other?” he asked in a mock-innocent voice.
I fail to see how this is inappropriate. Inner city crime is poorly understood by many suburbanites and depending on the topic being discussed Obama's remark could easily have been a completely relevant and appropriate part of the lesson.
(Mr. Obama, in turn, could play the star. In what even some fans saw as self-absorption, Mr. Obama’s hypothetical cases occasionally featured himself. “Take Barack Obama, there’s a good-looking guy,” he would introduce a twisty legal case.) . . .
This is a big deal? I've had teachers/professors who've done this before.