The Racist Ravings of Derrick Bell
Posted By John Perazzo On March 9, 2012 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 14 Comments
By now, you may already have seen the 1991 video footage of Barack Obama, who was then a 30-year-old student at Harvard Law School, speaking in glowing terms about Harvard professor Derrick Bell, whom Obama described as a man known for “speaking the truth” and for an “excellence of … scholarship” that had not only “opened up new vistas and new horizons,” but had “changed the standards [of what] legal writing is about.” “Open up your hearts and your minds to the words of Professor Derrick Bell,” Obama urged the sizable crowd which had gathered to show their support for Professor Bell that day.
Since the release of the video, Obama’s backers have been quick to dismiss it as nothing more than a young scholar’s affectionate tribute to a liberal academic icon who not only made major intellectual contributions to his profession, but who also was a leading champion of racial “diversity” in higher education. For instance, CNN host Soledad O’Brien, when interviewing Breitbart.com’s editor-in-chief Joel Pollak yesterday about the significance of the video, described Bell benignly as “the first tenured African American professor of law at Harvard University,” and characterized the gathering merely as “a rally in support of racial equality among the faculty at Harvard Law School.” O’Brien then asked her guest, with apparent bewilderment, “What part of that was the bombshell? Because I missed it. I don’t get it. What was a…..
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- Video Flashback: Thomas Sowell Compares Derrick Bell to Adolph Hitler (markamerica.com)
- Where Was The Bombshell In The Latest Andrew Breitbart Video? (lukeford.net)
- Oh, to have been a fly on the wall in The White House with Obama and Bell (atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com)
- The Vetting Begins: Meet Professor Derrick Bell (thecollegeconservative.com)
- Why We’re Talking About Barack Obama and Derrick Bell Now [Andrew Breitbart] (gawker.com)
- At Harvard, Obama Dived Into Diversity Fight (video) (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Obama Mentor Charles Ogletree Admits to Hiding ‘Hearts and Minds’ Praise of Radical Derrick Bell (sfcmac.wordpress.com)
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