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Derrick Bell article edited by Elena Kagan in college says U.S. Constitution is the “original sin”
fireandreamitchell ^ | March 11, 2012 | FireAndreaMitchelle

Posted on 03/12/2012 8:02:08 AM PDT by opentalk

So 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)



TOPICS: Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: bell; breitbart; constitution; criticalracefairy; crt; derrickbell; doj; holder; kagan; marxism; maybealittleblow; mymuslimfaith; scotus; soledad0brien; sotomayor; supremecourtjudge; vettingobama

1 posted on 03/12/2012 8:02:18 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

I’m shocked.

Just kidding. This is textbook behavior for Commies.


2 posted on 03/12/2012 8:06:53 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: opentalk

Can you hear me screaming? This is another bombshell that should be blasting over the airwaves and on the front page of every newspaper. We’ve lost this country big time to the Communists and Marxists who want to destroy it.


3 posted on 03/12/2012 8:07:21 AM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: opentalk
Related article

Why Elena Kagan is no Tina Brown

......As articles editor for the Harvard Law Review in 1985 Kagan helped shepherd into print a racially noxious story by a radical law professor and architect of Critical Race Studies, which is essentially "blame whitey" in legal vernacular.

...This was no literary fiction. It was the kind of story that would never get past Tina Brown at the New Yorker. What Derrick Bell, the author, was doing, observes legal scholar Arthur Austin, was "making broadside comments on the tyranny of white people." Austin, in an article, ranked Bell's fable one of the top 10 politically correct law review articles s of all time.

Bell's fiction was a way to circumvent law review standards.

...

4 posted on 03/12/2012 8:08:27 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: demkicker

Can you say IMPEACHMENT? This current crop of “Justices” needs to be overhauled wholesale. We have this on Kagan and we have Ginsberg stating that our Constitution is not the one she would use as a pattern for writing a Constitution.


5 posted on 03/12/2012 8:15:21 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: opentalk

So, does the “Wise Latina” believe this Critical Race Theory manure also?


6 posted on 03/12/2012 8:32:52 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: opentalk
The Vetting: Obama's Supreme Court and Critical Race Theory

...Incidentally, Kagan is not the only one of Obama's Supreme Court appointees who is thought to have more than a passing familiarity with Critical Race Theory.

The issue came up in legal circles during debate over the nomination of Justice Sonya Sotomayor, particularly with regard to her comments that a "wise Latina" might reach a "better conclusion" than a white male, and her ruling (later overruled) against white firefighters alleging discrimination in the Ricci case.

Regardless, Critical Race Theory is emerging as an important theme among some of President Obama's most important influences--and most important appointments.

7 posted on 03/12/2012 8:34:07 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
King Obama’s empire is huge. Even if we got the Presidency it would take many years to remove it and only with Newt Gingrich could it be done.
8 posted on 03/12/2012 8:36:07 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: opentalk

Would this be the SAME Elena Kagan who committed a crime against the US Supreme Court by altering the content of a sworn statement from the AMA regarding partial birth abortion?

VETTHEPREZ!!!!!


9 posted on 03/12/2012 8:38:13 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: demkicker

can you imagine if it were Clarence Thomas?

As it is...they’re already going after him just because his wife happens to have thoughts of her own.


10 posted on 03/12/2012 8:39:28 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: opentalk

So, according to Professor Bell, unless white people surrender political power and money to black people, *solely* because they are black, then they are racists.

Likewise, the *only* reason that black people in America are frequently unemployed, frequently incarcerated, frequently uneducated, and frequently live for generations solely on government largesse instead of from their own hard work, is because there is a super-secret agreement among white people, enshrined in the US constitution using racist code words that *appear* to say just the opposite.

Importantly, all of this applies only to black people, as this racism does not extend to Hispanics, Asians or others who seem to be little if at all hindered by such omnipotent perfidy.

Which proves his point completely.


11 posted on 03/12/2012 8:40:17 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: OrioleFan

exactly. At first I was less than impressed by the latest strategy from Breitbart.com....but this is unfolding in a very interesting way isn’t it?


12 posted on 03/12/2012 8:41:04 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: opentalk
Eric Holder: Black Panther Case Demeans “My People”

Eric Holder told the House Appropriations subcommittee that the New Black Panther voter intimidation case demeans “my people.”

The Politico reported:

The Attorney General seemed to take personal offense at a comment Culberson read in which former Democratic activist Bartle Bull called the incident the most serious act of voter intimidation he had witnessed in his career.

“Think about that,” Holder said. “When you compare what people endured in the South in the 60s to try to get the right to vote for African Americans, and to compare what people were subjected to there to what happened in Philadelphia—which was inappropriate, certainly that…to describe it in those terms I think does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line, who risked all, for my people,” said Holder, who is black


13 posted on 03/12/2012 8:41:28 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Kagan’s racism was brought up during her nomination hearings. Senate republicans rolled over for fear of being called racists by Chris Matthews if they didn’t applaud Obama’s nomination.


14 posted on 03/12/2012 8:44:10 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: opentalk

We can pussy around with these scumbags till our cuddly little life turns to cinders, but the sooner we stuff the panthers AND Holder in a dumpster the better. You can’t bust a stone with a handful of Kleenex; it takes a big hammer and a mighty swing.


15 posted on 03/12/2012 8:49:50 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: Logical me

Newt would take this head on. The GOP is in a propaganda war, yet do not fight. Breitbart is giving great information to use in the 2012 election, the candidates should be broadcasting this, they have the airtime right now.


16 posted on 03/12/2012 8:50:24 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
Just another prime example of the lazy and corrupt republican leadership REFUSING to do their job and vet any of obama’s appointees. This should have come to light during this creature's hearings.

LLS

17 posted on 03/12/2012 8:53:49 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Just another prime example of the lazy and corrupt republican leadership REFUSING to do their job and vet any of obama’s appointees. This should have come to light during this creature's hearings.

By this point it's pretty clear politicians don't go out on a limb with things like this.

It's up to the grassroots to find stuff like this and bring it to the public's attention until politicians can't avoid confronting it.

Maybe things should be different, but it's pretty clear that they aren't.

18 posted on 03/12/2012 9:04:59 AM PDT by x
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To: demkicker

I’m sure if someone just faxes this info to ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, MSNBC and the Home Shopping Network, they will all jump right in this story - unless of course Sarah Palin is giving a speech somewhere.


19 posted on 03/12/2012 9:16:39 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: arrdon
Six more U.S. Congressmen have demanded Attorney General Eric Holder leave..

.. his post this week in the wake of Operation Fast and Furious, bringing the number of U.S. House members pushing for a change in Justice Department leadership to 109
-----

Every day he is allowed to keep his job, he does more damage.

...The very same lawyer who has adamantly defended GITMO detainees, has now been appointed to one of the highest positions within the Department of Justice to oversee GITMO policy

The GOP leadership appears to be the problem

20 posted on 03/12/2012 9:17:48 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Logical me
King Obama’s Soros' empire is huge. Even if we got the Presidency it would take many years to remove it and only with Newt Gingrich could it be done.

True. He's been busy tearing up the Constitution at every turn, appointed his minions in every governmental agency and turned our friends into enemies. No matter who is prez, the evilness has spread too far to change back within our lifetimes. It's gone forever. Our years of PC-ing everything has brought us to this. They've won.

21 posted on 03/12/2012 9:19:27 AM PDT by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: x

It is pretty clear that the republican party is a failed party... the communists are a winning party... they control the government even when the republicans win.

LLS


22 posted on 03/12/2012 9:30:56 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: opentalk
Bell's Critical Race Theory (CRT) Explained (Breitbart)

...This criticism mirrored a Marxist attack long voiced in academia: that the Constitution had been a capitalist document incapable of allowing for the redistributionist change necessary to create a more equal world.

To create a more equal world, the Constitution and the legal system would have to be endlessly criticized – hence critical theory – and torn down from within.

The Marxist criticism of the system was called critical theory; the racial criticism of the system was therefore called Critical Race Theory...

23 posted on 03/12/2012 9:37:59 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: LibLieSlayer
Things can still be turned around, but not by treating these issues as one might try to walk on eggs without breaking them.

The world of make believe--that blames those who succeed for those who fail; that pretends that all people are interchangeable; that applauds envy & resentment as virtues; that dreams of new world orders, and condemns those who honor their forebears & seek to leave an ascending civilization to their descendants;--that world being foisted on the rest of us, must be challenged in all its core principles.

Those who are cowed by the pretensions of the Left will never rise to the task at hand. We need leaders who understand truth, including the truth that Collectivist Egalitarianism Sabotages Human Potential. Only demagogues & charlatans (such as Obama & Derrick Bell) benefit from the idiocy being promoted by this Administration & its slavering supporters in the mass media.

William Flax

24 posted on 03/12/2012 9:52:02 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: x
I can see why they wanted this information kept out of the public. If her hearing was this month, after the discussion of these tapes and CRT public awareness...the outcome may have been different.

Obama has chosen two relatively young CRT activist people for the Supreme Court, their impact will lasting damage.

Michelle Obama, (Oct 2011):

“We stand at a fundamental crossroads for our country. You’re here because you know that in just 13 months, we’re going to make a choice that will impact our lives for decades to come …

let’s not forget what it meant when my husband appointed those two brilliant Supreme Court justices … let’s not forget the impact that their decisions will have on our lives for decades to come.”

link from a fundraiser for Obama’s re-election campaign in Providence, Rhode Island

25 posted on 03/12/2012 9:58:30 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
...This criticism mirrored a Marxist attack long voiced in academia: that the Constitution had been a capitalist document incapable of allowing for the redistributionist change necessary to create a more equal world.

Again, as in my post above, this is an attack on the reality of life. The very idea of "a more equal world," is to deny the reality that no two of us are equal. No one ever sat in a class room with their equal on either side--unless they were next to their identical twin. The whole progress of Mankind, from the most primitive ages, has been based--as is Capitalism--on a division of labor, where the market tends to direct those who are paying attention, to the optimum employment of what talents they have, that other people value.

What the Left seeks by their lies & appeals to envy & resentment, has been mislabeled "Social Justice"; but it is Not Social & Not Just.

We need to make that very clear to all who still care about the future. What Bell & Obama are promoting is morally the equivalent to armed robbery! That they may seek to justify it by counting the noses of the indoctrinated does not change that equivalence in the slightest. In all human history, true morality has never been dependent upon a popular vote.

William Flax

26 posted on 03/12/2012 10:05:02 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Ohioan
Things can still be turned around, but not by treating these issues as one might try to walk on eggs without breaking them.

I think that is what Breitbart was trying to say and do. To take freedom back, the media must be seen as the problem, they cannot control who tells the story.

From what we are learning about left's CRT ...interesting how they so freely used the race card

27 posted on 03/12/2012 10:30:09 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Ohioan

Very true... and there is only one republican that is even talking the talk... and the party leaders hate him.

LLS


28 posted on 03/12/2012 10:39:37 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: opentalk
“After Washington resigned his commission I thought this Republic would never again need my services.....I guess I was wrong.” “Just let me know what the signal is this time!”
29 posted on 03/12/2012 10:42:38 AM PDT by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: Sudetenland
Can you say IMPEACHMENT? This current crop of “Justices” needs to be overhauled wholesale. We have this on Kagan and we have Ginsberg stating that our Constitution is not the one she would use as a pattern for writing a Constitution.

No kidding! Look what these dems have done in such a short time. And the SPINELESS REPUBLICANS REFUSE TO DEMAND MEDIA COVERAGE OF THIS AND A TON OF OTHER INFORMATION THEY HIDE FROM THE PUBLIC!

30 posted on 03/12/2012 11:05:29 AM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: JaguarXKE
I’m sure if someone just faxes this info to ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, MSNBC and the Home Shopping Network, they will all jump right in this story - unless of course Sarah Palin is giving a speech somewhere.

Exactly - or they spend most of their time gushing about the movie mocking her.

31 posted on 03/12/2012 11:10:14 AM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: opentalk

Just a “wise communista”...


32 posted on 03/12/2012 11:28:50 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Scotswife

The drip, drip, drip method really works well. Obama will be lucky to get 10% of the vote this fall. Hope he takes a lot of Senate Dems with him.


33 posted on 03/13/2012 5:58:42 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: OrioleFan

hopefully, by November, most of America will cringe at the sight of him. Kind of like I’ve been since ‘08.


34 posted on 03/13/2012 6:03:36 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Scotswife

The drip, drip, drip method worked great on ACORN. Just when the progressives thought they had it contained, out came another video. Eventually they closed shop and went underground. ACORN is still out there, organizing for Obama. At least we don’t have that ACORN broad running our board of elections in Ohio anymore. Maybe this time, they will clamp down on the early voting problems in Cleveland.


35 posted on 03/13/2012 6:23:54 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: demkicker
“This is another bombshell that should be blasting over the airwaves and on the front page of every newspaper.”

I totally agree with you. Instead we have had weeks of this contraception silliness and the Fluke-Limbaugh dust up. Like the magician, the right hand keeps you distracted while the left hand does its dirty work.

36 posted on 03/13/2012 6:36:38 AM PDT by Humal
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To: OrioleFan

worked great against Planned Parenthood too.

Breitbart = genius


37 posted on 03/13/2012 6:54:07 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: opentalk
I think that is what Breitbart was trying to say and do. To take freedom back, the media must be seen as the problem, they cannot control who tells the story.

The media is only secondarily the problem. Most of the talking heads are more presentable but less intelligent than the Leftist Nerds who indoctrinated them in College. The media are merely spouting the intellectually indefensible drivel they were taught--and never had enough sense or spirit to challenge.

In my current essay, I go into how the leading World Federalist in the middle decades of the last century, worked to corrupt American Education, to break down the patriotic spirit (World Government--Norman Cousins & Surrender By Subterfuge).

While Cousins was only one of the factors in the breakdown of patriotic spirit in Academia, his approach coupled with that already being pushed by Marxist elements, provided the rationale for the terrible mess we see today.

William Flax

38 posted on 03/13/2012 7:57:36 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: LibLieSlayer
There are a few quite decent Republican office holders; but much of the party leadership have been too cowed by Academic & Media created perceptions (many, absolutely absurd fantasies with little relationship to how human societies actually function) to think very clearly about anything.

That is where forums like this are so important. A true grass roots awakening will actually tend to "reeducate" a great many politicians--far more of whom being natural followers than leaders.

William Flax

39 posted on 03/13/2012 8:06:33 AM PDT by Ohioan
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