The 'Racism' Obama Supports

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    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 Theory‘s founder.But what did Bell believe and how could his ideas have any relation to the president’s 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 Wright’s Trinity United. Politics, religion, and “blackness” merge together to produce a cult.


    4. Bell’s 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 racism’s “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 one’s 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 Bell’s attacks on meritocracy are more personal than political, as Thomas Sowell observes:Derrick 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. Here’s Obama quoted in the New York Times in 1990 in an article titled “First Black Elected to Head Harvard’s Law Review” by Fox Butterfield:”The fact that I’ve been elected shows a lot of progress,” Mr. Obama said today in an interview. ”It’s encouraging.”But it’s important that stories like mine aren’t 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 don’t 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 Kinsley’s definition of a gaffe as “when a politician tells the truth — some obvious truth he isn’t 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 it’s his job to spread the “luck” around?"
    The PJ Tatler » The Hatred of Derrick Bell’s Afrolantica Legacies


    The article is far longer...but worth the read.

    Vote for 'racism'?
    The choice in November is clear.
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    I think concerns about his past affiliation with people like Bell are most likely why Obama and those who knew him back then are so protective of his academic records, more than any bad grades he might want to hide.

    I'm guessing he did okay in school but the names of his courses and instructors and club memberships would likely seem radical and possibly racist.
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    Ah..the ol' reverse racism charge.

    Laughable..at best.

    Bell was the first black tenured professor at Harvard. Harvard, as an institution, is 375 years old.

    What, exactly, took so long?

    Eh?
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    So skin-color is the only factor to consider....

    ....you're not appearing either ethical nor smart.
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