During his presidency, no one ever questioned whether George W. Bush was qualified to attend Yale or Harvard Business School. Yet, he was a C student and an individual with no personal achievements other than his last name. Generations of Bushes had attended Yale, which is why W was admitted. It is assumed that he, like others before him, deserved it. White privilege is normalized in a society where a number of people still believe that an African-American does not deserve to attend an Ivy League school, much less become leader of the free world. Now that [Obama] is president, they must delegitimize him by claiming he is not a citizen, and that he was a bad student.
Oh, USA. Your grand priorities.
In a country where the conservatives are calling for bootstraps and earning your way in the world, they seem entirely nonplussed by the fact that our last President earned squat. He was born into privilege, but because he was white, that’s fine with the Tea Party.