Harvard Course: 'Understanding Obama'

In today's link roundup: Harvard Law School will be studying one of its most famous graduates. Plus: Nigerians the most educated in the United States.

Nicholas Kamm

Harvard course -- "Understanding Obama": According to the Harvard Law School course catalog, professor Charles Ogletree will be teaching a reading group called "Understanding Obama" for one classroom credit during the 2013 spring term. "This reading group will focus on the way in which race, religion, and politics have impacted the development of President Obama as a leader," the description explains.

Texas A&M's first black cadet commander: Nearly a half century after African Americans were admitted to predominantly white Texas A&M University, a black student has finally reached the pinnacle of one of its signature organizations as the commander of the Corps of Cadet.

Nigerians most educated in the U.S.: Nigerian Americans have long been known for their community's intense cultural emphasis on education, and now an analysis of census data, coupled with several local surveys, shows that Nigerians don't just value education; they surpass all other U.S. ethnic groups when it comes to obtaining degrees.

Tulsa shooting suspect's friend says it wasn't a black thing: A family friend of one of the suspects in the Oklahoma rampage that left three black people dead says the shooting wasn't racially motivated.

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