US and Britain Shared Fear Over Obama’s ‘Anti-American’ and ‘Anti-White’ Father

Posted by on Apr 18, 2012 at 9:43 am

No wonder Obama hates the British so much. They racially profiled his father.

Mr Obama Snr had grown up in Kenya under British rule and aroused the fears of both colonial officers and American officials when he won a chance to study in Hawaii. The officials felt Kenyan students were ‘academically inferior’ with a ‘bad reputation’ for turning anti-American.

A memo from a British diplomat in Washington to Whitehall – released today by the National Archives in West London – sets out their concerns about the young Kenyans.

Dated September 1, 1959, it says: ‘I have discussed with the State Department. They are as disturbed about these developments as we are. They point out that Kenya students have a bad reputation over here for falling into the wrong hands and for becoming both anti-American and anti-white.’

In one of the Foreign Office files, the future president’s father appears on a list of Kenyan students as ‘OBAMA, Barack H’ – they shared the same name.

U.S. and British officials were deeply suspicious of this outfit, observing that the AASF – though backed by singer Harry Belafonte and actor Sidney Poitier – had links to a Kenyan nationalist leader.

‘The motives behind this enterprise, therefore, seem more political than educational,’ warned a letter from the British Embassy in Washington.

It added: ‘The arrival here of these students, many of them of indifferent academic calibre and ill-prepared for the venture, is likely to give rise to difficult problems.’

4 Responses to “US and Britain Shared Fear Over Obama’s ‘Anti-American’ and ‘Anti-White’ Father”

  1. Nostrildamoose on 18/18/12 at 10:51 am

    “many of them of indifferent academic calibre and ill-prepared for the venture”

    Fear me! Fear my visions!

  2. Rob Crawford on 18/18/12 at 4:40 pm

    “…‘academically inferior’ with a ‘bad reputation’ for turning anti-American… indifferent academic calibre and ill-prepared for the venture”

    He is his father’s child, isn’t he?