Skip to comments.We Should Defend Our Own: Smearing late Derrick Bell latest salvo When will blacks fight back?
Posted on 03/17/2012 11:45:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
There is such a thing as honor. And when the honor of a great man is attacked, there must be a response.
Professor Derrick Bell, who passed away last October, was a great man. His legacy to the legal profession, to civil rights law and thinking, to legal scholarship, to the hundreds of students he taught and the scores of black leaders, academics and activists he mentored, cannot be calculated. He refused to compromise with racism by studying it, resisting it and showing us how to build a life filled with joy, humor and integrity, while wrestling with our nation's most ugly and intractable problem.
So when the likes of Fox News analysts, Sarah Palin and muckraking bloggers launched a smear campaign against professor Bell, it should not be treated as politics as usual. So far, the defense of Bell's good name has fallen to his beloved wife, Janet Dewart Bell, who offered a powerful and moving account of Derrick's life and trenchant critique of the right-wing smear machine, and professor Charles Ogletree, who challenged Bell's detractors directly before Fox viewers.
Bell, an ardent student and lover of gospel music, would understand when I say that if those of us who have been touched and influenced by his life and work do not vigorously speak out in his defense, "the stones will cry out."
The source of the smear campaign against Bell was the late Andrew Breitbart, the right-wing provocateur for whom the truth seemed often a mere annoyance and for whom character assassination was his stock in trade. Several years ago, Breitbart set his sights on ACORN, the fair-housing organizing group, whose voter-participation efforts many credit with registering thousands of Obama voters in 2008. For the most virulent on the right, dismantling ACORN was a post-election priority....
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Bell was a user and a monster. This idiot is too stupid to understand that.
IIRC, she’s related to Gwen Ifill, the “journalist” who is to the left of Mao.
Having read through her tripe I see that she has not addressed the things that really matter - his hatred of whites and his determination to destroy America.
Maybe in her next article... /s
This is a case in which many blacks *are* being victimized. They have been and are being told that a user, a monster, and a spewer of hate is a “great man.” Many of them have no way of learning that they are being fed lies. If Barack Hussein tries to provoke bloodless class warfare, but by intent or his typical incompetence incites race war, we will kill each other and cry over the bodies for years. Pray for our nation, and for all who try to worship God.
“Poor poor pitiful me, poor poor pitiful me...”
I’m getting a bit tired of blacks playing victim.
That’s just not honest anymore.
The idiot is Black Bell was Black and that is all she’s capable of knowing
In 1949, Sampson was part of the Round-the-World Town Meeting, a program that sent twenty-six prominent Americans on a world tour, meeting leaders of foreign countries and participating in public political debates and radio broadcasts. In these meetings, Sampson sought to counter Soviet propaganda regarding civil rights struggles in the U.S. During one meeting in India, she said: The question is, quite bluntly, 'Do Negroes have equal rights in America?' My answer is no, we do not have equal rights in all parts of the United States. But let's remember that 85 years ago Negroes in America were slaves and were 100 per cent illiterate [pretty big gaffe, but probably done for polemical reasons]. And the record shows that the Negro has advanced further in this period than any similar group in the entire world. You here get considerable misinformation about American Negroes and hear little or nothing that is constructive.
She also stated that "I would rather be a Negro in America than a citizen in any other land."
An utterly deceitful premise.
The author's “defense” is political, not racial.
Would she write the same “defense” for Thomas Sowell or Clarence Thomas?
Of course not.
The color of ones skin trumps all
This C__T* (acceptable female terminology according to the left) is a racist, through and through.
Just another filthy black racialist. Lots of them these days. Like maggots under a stone.
Except of course as noted above...
Derrick Bell was a man who busied himself with bitter nonsense his entire life. His legacy is that of a crybaby unwilling to take responsibility for his own life. As long as white peope were handy, he encouraged an entire demographic to seek solace in blaming others. He was nothing of significance to the realm of truth.