1. "As a 28-year-old student at Harvard Law Barack Obama supported the activism of Professor Derrick Bell and urged his peers to open their hearts and minds to the words of Critical Race Theorys founder.But what did Bell believe and how could his ideas have any relation to the presidents policies today? a. "Afrolantica Legacies" (English and English Edition) [Hardcover] Derrick Bell (Author)[ame=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0883781999/pjmedia-20]Amazon.com: Afrolantica Legacies (English and English Edition) (9780883781999): Derrick Bell: Books[/ame] 2. The myth of the rise and fall of Afrolantica a kind of Atlantis where only African Americans can live opens the book and provides Bell with a way to tie together his essays, fictional dialogues, and political parables written through the 80s and 90s. From seven of these essays, Bell extracts these principles to serve as rules of racial preservation 3. In Afrolantica Legacies Bell relies on a number of religious, mystical, and occult literary devices. His New Age presentation of Critical Race Theory as a secular, political theology mirrors the black liberation theology Obama imbibed at Rev. Jeremiah Wrights Trinity United. Politics, religion, and blackness merge together to produce a cult. 4. Bells utopia is not that Americans of all skin colors embrace one another. Instead, he sought to inspire a euphoria of freedom through the fantasy of an ideal society without Jews. 5. For Critical Race Theorists to make the case for American racisms permanence they must annihilate the Founding Fathers reputations. If Thomas Jefferson and the other framers of American government failed to see something so obvious as the common humanity of non-whites then why should anyone respect the the legitimacy of our nation?With this political theology embedded in ones heart and mind, the emotional desire to fundamentally transform America arises 6. As Americans, we want to believe that our country is a meritocracy where anyone who has talent and works hard can be successful. Charges of racial discrimination threaten that image and, in all but the most blatant cases, many whites find it difficult to take them seriously. Thus when blacks assert that racism is alive and flourishing, whites find denial is the easier, the more comforting reaction. 7. Perhaps the reasons for Bells attacks on meritocracy are more personal than political, as Thomas Sowell observeserrick Bell was put in an impossible position. He was hired as a full professor at the Harvard Law School when he himself said he did not have the kinds of qualifications that people have when they get appointed as full professors at the Harvard law school. And so what were his options? His options were to be a nobody among world famous intellectuals or to go off on his own shtick and try to be important or significant in that way. And he chose the low road The fundamental problem was making him a professor at the Harvard Law School when even he himself knew that was not something that he merited. 8. Heres Obama quoted in the New York Times in 1990 in an article titled First Black Elected to Head Harvards Law Review by Fox Butterfield:The fact that Ive been elected shows a lot of progress, Mr. Obama said today in an interview. Its encouraging.But its important that stories like mine arent used to say that everything is O.K. for blacks. You have to remember that for every one of me, there are hundreds or thousands of black students with at least equal talent who dont get a chance, he said, alluding to poverty or growing up in a drug environment. 9. After becoming the president of what should be the most prestigious law journal in the country, Obama claimed that there are hundreds or thousands of black students with at least equal talent to him. 10. Michael Kinsleys definition of a gaffe as when a politician tells the truth some obvious truth he isnt supposed to say comes to mind. If an individual cannot take responsibility for his failures then how can he feel any real satisfaction in his successes? What a dark world one would live in where everything comes down to chance, save for the instances where bold progressives can implement social justice. Is that what Barack Obama thinks deep down? That he just got lucky and that now its his job to spread the luck around?" The PJ Tatler » The Hatred of Derrick Bells Afrolantica Legacies The article is far longer...but worth the read. Vote for 'racism'? The choice in November is clear.