Who Is Derrick Bell? Why Did Team Obama Try to Hide Him?

The Racist Ravings of Derrick Bell

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 bombshell?”

In a similar spirit of willful blindness, Media Matters describes Derrick Bell as “a respected academic” and “an influential figure in the Civil Rights movement.” This portrayal is reminiscent of Barack Obama’s pathetic characterization, a few years back, of Bill Ayers as “just a guy who lives in my neighborhood.” But just as the reality of Bill Ayers was far more interesting than Obama indicated at that time, the truth about Derrick Bell is likewise far more compelling than the pablum the left has provided in the wake of this latest video. For you see, by the time Barack Obama was delivering his glowing remarks about Derrick Bell in 1991, the professor had already established—and would continue to cultivate for another two decades—a reputation as someone who thoroughly, resolutely detested the United States and who viewed the nation’s institutions and its people as irremediably racist. In short, until his death last October at the age of 80, Bell was secular academia’s version of Jeremiah Wright—a raging, fulminating racist without the clergyman’s robe. And something about his philosophy resonated strongly with Barack Obama.

Derrick Bell is best known as the founding father of Critical Race Theory, an academic discipline which maintains that society is divided along racial lines into (white) oppressors and (black) victims, similar to the way Marxism frames the oppressor/victim dichotomy along class lines. Critical Race Theory contends that America is permanently racist to its core, and that consequently its legal structures are, by definition, racist and invalid. A logical derivative of this premise, according to Critical Race Theory, is that the members of “oppressed” racial groups are entitled—in fact obligated—to determine for themselves which laws and traditions have merit and are worth observing. Such a perspective’s implications for the ability of civil society to function at all, are nothing short of monumental.

Read MUCH more HERE on Derrick Bell: Barack Obama’s First Jeremiah Wright

Below Bell  is saying that our society may not be able to exist without racism and that white people feel entitled because they are white.  Obama got the academic version of Jeremiah Wright before he was fed the theological version.

Obama’s Derrick Bell Believes White People Have A Sense Of Entitlement (Video)

Video: Thomas Sowell on Derrick Bell

Derrick A. Bell Visited the White House Twice in 2010

by: Lachlan Markay

Visitor logs show that Derrick A. Bell visited the White House twice since President Obama took office. The logs show two visits by an individual of that name on January 29 and 31, 2010.

Derrick Albert Bell, the late Harvard professor and controversial scholar in the field of Critical Race Theory has been thrust into national headlines after conservative bloggers at Breitbart.com posted video of Obama lauding his work at a 1991 rally at Harvard.

Read more at Heritage.org

White House: No Comment on Derrick A. Bell’s 2010 Visits

by Dan Riehl – Breitbart.com

Via Lachlan Markay at Heritage, we learn a Derrick A. Bell visited the Obama White House twice in 2010. The White House did not return a request for comment. The visits were on 1/29/2010, a Friday and 1/31/2010, a Sunday. For now, a web search of news reports did not turn up why Bell may have been in Washington that particular weekend.

Heritage could not independently confirm that the Derrick A. Bell listed is the same individual who spoke at the rally. The White House did not return a request for comment.

In the video, Obama tells the crowd to “Open your hearts and open your minds to the words of professor Derrick Bell.” Those words tended to be quite controversial. Bell is widely credited with pioneering the field of Critical Race Theory, a radical school of legal thought that holds that the American legal and political systems are inherently racist.

OBAMA: “Open up your hearts and your minds” to racialist prof…

But remember the beer summit and another professor… Professor and Historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr.?

Gates says Obama’s racism and radicalism just might not be Professor Bell’s fault, but rather the fault of Obama’s anti-colonialist father Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. I would say that it is a combination… Obama’s radical progressive views, his internal rage as well as his racism come from a combination of his father, Obama Sr.; his grandparents, who attended the Little Red Church where they also took Obama’s mother, were Communists; his youthful mentor Frank Marshall Davis; his college professors including Professor Bell and his pastor of 20-years Jeremiah Wright… plus everyone they connected him to. Take that cast of characters and add the indoctrination of Saul Alinsky (the Alinsky Method) and Cloward and Piven plus the puppet-master George Soros and his The Shadow Party allies and you can ask yourself, “How could Obama not be The Manchurian President?”… chosen, programmed and placed into the most powerful office in the world for just this moment in time (when America had fallen asleep, the media was controlled so no longer connected the dots and the globalists, with their tentacles in groups like the CFR were ready to make their move), still surrounded by all the same radicals or their children which includes Timothy Geithner and the ever elusive Valerie Jarrett (both have parental and childhood ties to Obama and his family and people now in Obama’s inner circle in the White House). And then there are all the unknowns.

But hold unto your hats… just when you think it can’t become anymore incestuous…

Derrick Bell article edited by Elena Kagan in college says the U.S. Constitution is the “original sin”

elena-kagan-scotus_0So not only is Elena Kagan a conflict of interest in the ObamaCARE SCOTUS case, because she was Solicitor General for Obama while the bill was being past, but she also edited an article by Derrick Bell while at Harvard that makes clear that Critical Race Theory sees the U.S. Constitution as a form of “original sin.” So not only is Kagan a conflict of interest in maybe the most important case ever to hit the Supreme Court, she is also anti-constitution that she is supposed to uphold and defend as SCOTUS judge. Great. From Breitbart:

In November 1985, the Harvard Law Review published an article by Derrick Bell that was a “classic” in the development of Critical Race Theory. The article was edited by then-student Elena Kagan, and was cited by Prof. Charles Ogletree in support of her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Barack Obama in 2010. The article makes clear that Critical Race Theory sees the U.S. Constitution as a form of “original sin”–a view later embraced by Obama as a state legislator, and reflected in his actions and appointments. The following is an excerpt from the non-fiction portion of the article; much of what follows is a fictional story that Bell intended as a parable of racial “fantasy.” (99 Harv. L. Rev. 4) – fireandreamitchell ^

h/t to MJ and AJ

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