On May 1st, as all college students in the U.S. are required to do, first-daughter Malia Obama made her decision and announcement that she would attend Harvard University for her undergraduate education in 2017.  While some celebrated her choice to forego following in the footsteps of her parents and attending either of their Alma matters: CapturePrinceton and Columbia, others were quick to react that the president’s daughter was only able to attend such a prestigious school because of her skin color.

In this opinion page published by Inquistr, the author explains why the harsh reaction from some is a perfect example of why racism exists, and how it may have even become more of an issue since Obama was elected as the first black president.

The idea circles back to questions of affirmative action, which also remains a controversial topic in the U.S.