Skip to comments.Ben Smith Releases Selectively Edited Obama Race Video
Posted on 03/07/2012 11:01:57 AM PST by Jayster
Earlier today, Buzzfeeds Ben Smith announced on Twitter that video researcher Andrew Kaczynski had released the mysterious Harvard/Obama/race video that the Breitbart folks have been talking about. The video, which Kaczynski says was licensed from a Boston television station, shows a young Barack Obama leading a protest at Harvard Law School on behalf of Prof. Derrick Bell, a radical academic tied to Jeremiah Wright--about whom we will be releasing significant information in the coming hours. However, the video has been selectively edited--either by the Boston television station or by Buzzfeed itself. Over the course of the day, Breitbart.com will be releasing additional footage that has been hidden by Obama's allies in the mainstream media and academia. Breitbart.com Editor-in-Chief Joel Pollak and Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro will appear on The Sean Hannity Show to discuss the tape. The full tape will be released tonight on Fox News' Hannity.
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(Still going through these tenets as listed by wikipedia in post 15)
Storytelling and naming one’s own reality??
YOU CAN”T MAKE THIS STUFF UP!
Um, rather, YOU CAN! LOL.
He made up his own past. With a little help from his friends.
Some of the comments on that Youtube...’yay, dictator!’. I’m sure there’s more to Breitbart’s.
Whoa, he sounds EXACTLY the same. What’s there in his pockets? His hand never leaves.
Who watches Hannity that doesn’t know all about hussein anyway? This will have little to no impact.
Yeah, so far, NOTHING incriminating, unless someone sees Dohrn and Ayres in the crowd, but even then, that is meaningless.
His copying of famous black orators was already complete at that time.
It will go beyond Hannity....(its coming from Breitbart) the question is Why if this is good for Obama are we just now seeing it?
No one on TV would dare show it. Except for Hannity. Give him some credit. He’s the only conservative on TV.
>>Who’s been talking about this? <<
Just about everyone, especially since the sudden passing of AB. :)
This video has been out there for a long time.
At CPAC AB said: Ive got videos this election were going to vet him, Breitbart said at CPAC, promising they would show how racial division and class warfare are central to the hope and change that Obama sold in 2008.
They were being meticulous about reviewing them.
are you sure? where?
It appears that there is more to this video, and the Breitbart folks have the unedited version. I will reserve judgement at this time.
Unless it's a video of Barry with a live boy or a dead girl, it won't get any attention.
Derrick Albert Bell, Jr. (November 6, 1930 October 5, 2011) was the first tenured African-American professor of Law at Harvard University, and largely credited as the originator of Critical Race Theory. He was the former dean of the University of Oregon School of Law.
Critical Race Theory (CRT) is an academic discipline focused upon the intersection of race, law and power.
Scholars like Derrick Bell applauded the focus of civil rights scholarship on race, but were deeply critical of civil rights scholars’ commitment to colorblindness and their focus on intentional discrimination, rather than a broader focus on the conditions of racial inequality.
Scholars in Critical Race Theory have focused with some particularity on the issues of hate crime and hate speech.
Critical race theorists have also paid particular attention to the issue of affirmative action. Many scholars have argued in favor of affirmative action on the argument that so-called merit standards for hiring and educational admissions are not race-neutral for a variety of reasons, and that such standards are part of the rhetoric of neutrality through which whites justify their disproportionate share of resources and social benefits.
in The Constitutional Contradiction, Bell argued that the framers of the Constitution chose the rewards of property over justice. With regard to the interest convergence, he maintains that “whites will promote racial advances for blacks only when they also promote white self-interest.” Finally, in The Price of Racial Remedies, Bell argues that whites will not support civil rights policies that may threaten white social status, like the affirmative action hiring through which he acquired his status.
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Despite his numerous legal victories, Bell, around this time, began to formulate a brooding belief that later would consume his philosophical writings: that changes in the law, no matter how trailblazing and celebrated, cannot by themselves pierce the shield of racism.
In the mid-1960s, Bell was casting about for a teaching job, and, after a stint at the University of Southern California, hoped to find one at Harvard, the “creme de la creme” of legal education. The law school, in its 200 years, had never had a black professor, and Bell’s credentials—he had graduated from a “regional” law school and hadn’t clerked for a Supreme Court justice—were regarded as thin. Thus, he was turned down in 1964 and again in 1966. But in the wake of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., black students at Harvard began calling for a minority faculty member in the school of law, and the administration yielded to their demands, hiring Bell in 1969. Bell clearly understood the social dynamic fueling his appointment. “It became untenable for them to be an all-white institution,” he explained in the New Republic. “The status quo was better stabilized by moving in this direction a little bit.”
Bell’s civil rights crusades in the past had always been fought from the outside—for example, as a Northern attorney riding into town to break up the rigid, segregationist laws of Mississippi. But at Harvard, an institution that symbolized achievement, he was an insider
Guess it's the same problem the Indians have had with headrights.
Jan Brewer of Arizona will come out and say that she believes that Obama was just standing up for Truth, Freedom and The American Way!
In 1992, he told The New York Times that black Americans were more subjugated than at any time since slavery. And he wrote that in light of the often violent struggle that resulted from the Supreme Courts 1954 desegregation decision, Brown v. Board of Education, things might have worked out better if the court had instead ordered that both races be provided with truly equivalent schools.
He was a pioneer of critical race theory a body of legal scholarship that explored how racism is embedded in laws and legal institutions, even many of those intended to redress past injustices. His 1973 book, Race, Racism and American Law, became a staple in law schools and is now in its sixth edition.
Mr. Bell set the agenda in many ways for scholarship on race in the academy, not just the legal academy, said Lani Guinier, the first black woman hired to join Harvard Law Schools tenured faculty, in an interview on Wednesday.
At a rally while a student at Harvard Law, Barack Obama compared Professor Bell to the civil rights hero Rosa Parks.
Professor Bells core beliefs included what he called the interest convergence dilemma the idea that whites would not support efforts to improve the position of blacks unless it was in their interest. Asked how the status of blacks could be improved, he said he generally supported civil rights litigation, but cautioned that even favorable rulings would probably yield disappointing results and that it was best to be prepared for that.