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At Harvard, Obama Dived Into Diversity Fight (video)
buzz feed ^ | 3/7/12 | Andrew Kaczynski

Posted on 03/07/2012 9:21:18 AM PST by Nachum

In this video, not previously available online but licensed by BuzzFeed from a Boston television station, the future president speaks at a 1991 campus protest organized to demand tenure for minority and female law professors.

It was perhaps Barack Obama's most intense immersion in the charged campus racial politics of the late 1980s and early 1990s: As President of the Harvard Law Review in the spring of his final year there, 1991, he aligned himself with Professor Derrick Bell's dramatic protest for diversity on the faculty of Harvard Law School.

Bell was the first black tenured professor at the school, and a pioneer of "critical race theory," which insisted, controversially, on reading issues of race and power into legal scholarship. His protest that spring was occasioned by Harvard's denial of tenure to a black woman professor, Regina Austin, at a time when only three of the law school's professors were black and only five women. He told Harvard he would take a leave of absence — a kind of academic strike — "until a woman of color is offered and accepted a tenured position on this faculty," and he launched a hunger strike to dramatize his point.

(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeed.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: diversity; harvard; obama; wherestele

1 posted on 03/07/2012 9:21:28 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 03/07/2012 9:23:03 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Interesting that Obama had then the exact same affected and contrived speaking style that he uses now.


3 posted on 03/07/2012 9:25:47 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less. Barack Obama: Have Algae, Pay More, Be Weird.)
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To: Nachum

I`m shocked, SHOCKED that Barry Hussein was/is a pro-racist affirmative action quota kook


4 posted on 03/07/2012 9:28:47 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Nachum

“Diversity”: Sorry, we refuse to hire any geniuses if their skin is white - we’re only hiring morons because their skin is black.

Makes a twenty-first century kinda sense.


5 posted on 03/07/2012 9:29:02 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Nachum

Hmmmm. I just ran across this vid and wonder if it’s true? Anyone seen this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQXeGtfqCOw&annotation_id=annotation_131767&feature=iv


6 posted on 03/07/2012 9:30:32 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Nachum

My guess is that this is an attempt by the Obama campaign to get out in front of the Breitbart tapes from his college days, so then they can call it “old news”.


7 posted on 03/07/2012 9:30:38 AM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: Nachum

death by diversity..forget merit.


8 posted on 03/07/2012 9:36:21 AM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Very interesting. Thanks for that. I love this stuff. :)


9 posted on 03/07/2012 9:39:13 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jack Hammer

any time I hear the code word of diversity I straight away call them out.

Heard one college girl saying that she likes the local school here in town but wished it were more diverse.

I asked what she meant and she replied that she wished it had more blacks, maybe some muslims etc.

I told her I had never noticed as I only look at people as people and not by their race, religion etc.

She blushed and shut up.

It works every time we these idiots.

Really I had not noticed who was any color to me I only look at the person and ones color does not come into my mind..

Of course I do notice a muslim here in town as we might see lone about one in 5 years on a visit


10 posted on 03/07/2012 9:40:49 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I saw that this morning. Not sure if it’s true, hell of a tape if it is.


11 posted on 03/07/2012 9:42:55 AM PST by Taxachusan ("Let me be clear...and cheerful.")
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To: Nachum

I take it this is a preemptive strike to counter what Bretbart had? Are they trying to paint him as a civil rights activist rather than the radical commie we’re going to be introduced to?


12 posted on 03/07/2012 9:43:58 AM PST by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: liberalh8ter

That’s what I’m wondering as well.


13 posted on 03/07/2012 9:48:17 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: liberalh8ter
I take it this is a preemptive strike to counter what Bretbart had? Are they trying to paint him as a civil rights activist rather than the radical commie we’re going to be introduced to?

Maybe. Anything is possible. It is hard to see that this would change much if they show a vid with him professing his love for communism.

14 posted on 03/07/2012 9:51:32 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Even back then, that bitch could go out, flap his gums at a microphone on camera for several minutes, and say absolutely nothing of any import or meaning. Remarkable.

Note the awkward, stiff, almost embarrassing gesture of repeatedly stuffing his hand into his pocket, then immediately withdrawing it to gesticulate meaninglessly with it... as though he both craved and feared the spotlight. Like he needed, viscerally needed the implied approval of the podium, but was terrified up there.

His manufactured loathing for America is an outgrowth of that which came first, his self-loathing, which is what makes him so awkward when un-scripted. He eventually subsumed his self-hatred, to the extreme of absolute narcicism, but transferred that venom to his target of choice, his adopted home: America.

What a thoroughly contrived piece of fecal twist.

15 posted on 03/07/2012 9:53:54 AM PST by Gargantua (Men are CREATED equal, but 21 years later... you get the picture.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Nothing from Columbia has shown up yet, weird hey

ARF


16 posted on 03/07/2012 9:56:53 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: cartan

Self-ping for later.


17 posted on 03/07/2012 9:59:58 AM PST by cartan
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To: Jack Hammer

That was how he got elected President.


18 posted on 03/07/2012 10:17:43 AM PST by freedomrings69
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To: Jack Hammer

Is this how Anita Hill secures a professorial position? Must have been a similar dust-up.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 10:27:39 AM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

my thoughts too.

Who does diversity and affirmative action help?

Well diversity should be left up to those who want to live in areas with different cultures and should nto be forced onto anyone.

As for affirmative action, well it only helps those who are not qualified for a position or job or school.

The program is racist, bigoted and hurts many people when you have people who should not be in the position or job in the first place, perfect example is the firemen , police and military, like Manning


20 posted on 03/07/2012 10:31:29 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: manc

“Heard one college girl saying that she likes the local school here in town but wished it were more diverse.”

Any time someone says that it means 1) they’ve never actually lived anywhere near a diverse population, and/or 2) they’re angry because they have to drive further to score drugs.

They’re putting up a new “teachers’ village” in Newark (pathetic attempts to give new homes to minorities while re-settling an area with a smattering of liberal whites); anyone seeking diversity should move there. They have to sign an affadavit that they understand diversity is 24 hours a day, not just while the sun is in the sky and taxpayers are milling about with police protection.


21 posted on 03/07/2012 10:34:36 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Question_Assumptions

You know your Lefties well. Good guess IMO. That is more than likely exactly what this is about.


22 posted on 03/07/2012 10:35:12 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: kearnyirish2

good point which reminds me

used to know a rich rich rich Dem liberal Jewish white woman who lived in Chappaqua, westchester count NY.

I heard her harping on about how diversity was great etc and so I asked why not put a bunch of projects or houses from habitat humanity or HUD homes at the back of you where those tree are.

She nearly had an heart attack and the excuses just rolled off her tongue,
Things like well this is an expensive area, this is a very secluded area, it’;s a very quiet neighborhood, this area is mostly Jewish etc.

You’re right, those who preach diversity do not practice it and certainly have never lived in the more diverse areas.

There was a site called city data I went to years ago and one woman asked about moving to FL but wanted a diverse area to live in.
I told her parts of Orlando, Tampa but if you really want diverse then go to Miami.

Right away LOL she said she doe snot want to speak Spanish and live with poor people.
I asked what was wrong with poor people and she said they all have drug problems and mental problems.

Her diversity was the white neighborhood and go to a Chinese place Friday night, Mexican on Sat and have the rich Indian family, the rich black family and maybe for good measure a rich homo down the street


23 posted on 03/07/2012 10:45:13 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: manc

“Her diversity was the white neighborhood and go to a Chinese place Friday night, Mexican on Sat and have the rich Indian family, the rich black family and maybe for good measure a rich homo down the street”

Priceless!

I know when there was talk years ago of extending the PATH trains west of Newark out to similar neighborhoods, it was shot down very quickly by similar people; diversity was something us “regular joes” have to deal with, and they feel better knowing that their exposing us to it even if they don’t partake...


24 posted on 03/07/2012 10:56:40 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2

funny isn’t it that those who preach diversity do not want to live it unless it falls into their class elitist cocktail party group.

Only us regular Joe’s have to live it while they preach it.


25 posted on 03/07/2012 11:03:11 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: Question_Assumptions

Yep, and of course WGBH, a leading public TV station, was happy to oblige by first holding onto this tape—and now releasing it.


26 posted on 03/07/2012 11:19:45 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Nachum

Looks like it was a preemptive strike as evidenced by the new thread and announcement that the tape will be shown on Hannity tonight - in its entirety. The sloppy editing must have been a rush job ordered by the White Hut!


27 posted on 03/07/2012 11:30:04 AM PST by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: Nachum
Somewhere around here I have a hardback book about the turmoil on the Harvard Law faculty during that period, with liberal professors denying tenure to anyone who was conservative. Within the academic legal world it was a major story for a few years.

I bought the book perhaps fifteen years ago as a conservative; I'm almost certain Obama is briefly mentioned in it.

If I were mobile, two armed, and weren't confined in this whole post-surgery get-up, I'd be in the basement digging through the bookshelves and the bankers' boxes of books.

28 posted on 03/07/2012 11:41:04 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: RoosterRedux
"Interesting that Obama had then the exact same affected and contrived speaking style that he uses now."

Maybe his speech pattern comes from his DNA, "y'ohn, cuz he dint get the 'bilty from his white mi'll class famlee."

29 posted on 03/07/2012 11:42:52 AM PST by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: Nachum
This is it:

Poisoned Ivy: How Egos, Ideology, and Power Politics Ruined Harvard Law School, by Eleanor Kerlow.

It's the story of the 1991-92 year at HLS, written in 1994. I can't lay my hands on it until I'm mobile and not in this contraption, but I bought it during a time I was cataloging and it looks as though I've owned it since 1995 - I read it then and didn't like it. The author was involved on the left-wing side of the fracas. She started off trying to describe the situation dispassionately, but if I remember, she went full-blown partisan as the book progressed. She dissolved as you read her. It was a literary Portrait of Dorian Grey (not the book, the portrait).

30 posted on 03/07/2012 11:51:27 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Scoutmaster

‘Poisoned Ivy: How Egos, Ideology, and Power Politics Ruined Harvard Law School, by Eleanor Kerlow.’

I would very much like to see that. Good info.


31 posted on 03/07/2012 1:02:27 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: rockinqsranch; 9YearLurker; Nachum

Looks like I called it. A transparent attempt to take the air out of Breitbart’s scoop. But one thing Breitbart was a master of, and I hope he taught his people well, is having another shoe ready to drop to catch the MSM when they try to drop these things down the memory hole.

Supposedly Breitbart talked to Sheriff Joe Arpaio the day before he died, too, and supposedly the Sheriff has more to release. I’m hoping that Sheriff Arpaio is going to do the same thing with Obama’s background, which would explain why he didn’t bring up the social security number issue, even though that ties in with the selective service registration. I’m hoping he’s going to Breitbart the media on that, too.

But I expect a heroic effort on the part of the media to hide this, which means we all might have to be Andrew Breitbarts about this and get people to look at it.


32 posted on 03/07/2012 1:07:07 PM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: Question_Assumptions

Yes, you did call it. I am listening to Hannity at the moment. He has the Breitbart staff on and they are talking about the video.

The White House is in full blown panic mode. They have to cover it up. Interesting note, years ago there was a movie called “Space Traders”, produced by the Hudlin Brothers. The story is based on a short story based on the premise that Space Aliens come to the United States and make a deal with the people: Pay off the national debt and clean the environment. In return, the country has to give up all the black people to the Aliens.- The Reverend Wright bigot writer of this story was a mentor of Obama. The video tonight is going to bring this out along with some of some particularly vicious hatred toward this county.

These racists believe that the only way to correct the evil of the United States is to tear it completely down.


33 posted on 03/07/2012 1:28:40 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: manc

“Only us regular Joe’s have to live it while they preach it.”

Absolutely, and they actually feel like they’ve done a good deed by forcing others to deal with diversity.


34 posted on 03/07/2012 5:31:34 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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