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.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Go on youtube and look up obama and harvard law review.
I hope there is more than i have seen so far.
Critical race theory is a way of looking at race relations, particularly within the United States, in a broader context than the traditional civil rights approach. The theory began sometime in the mid-1970s, as a number of people in the legal profession began to worry about the slow rate at which laws were changing to promote racial equality. These legal professionals also worried that many of the early victories of the civil rights movement were already eroding.
Learning to look critically at race relations is a key part of critical race theory. Examining everyday interactions, and finding the racial component in them, can help move the racial equality cause forward perhaps more than a sometimes simplistic “color blind” approach. Looking carefully at what sociologists call micro-aggressions can help to see the true extent of racism in the United States, and through critical analysis, it is hoped people can begin to work past it.
Although critical race theory began within the legal profession and legal professor Derrick Bell, easily the most important thinker within the movement it has since spread to many other disciplines. Educators may find critical race theory very important to their understanding of classroom dynamics, academic testing, and curriculum bias. People involved in the political sphere may find critical race theory useful in understand voting discrepancies, race-based campaigning, and other issues.
One of the more interesting recent developments in critical race theory is a questioning of the normative acceptance of “whiteness.” Critical race theory looks at such things as how certain groups the Irish, for example began as an “othered” category, before “becoming” white. It looks at how racial pride in being white can manifest in acceptable ways, and how it can manifest as white superiority. Additionally, it may consider what whites can legitimately do to assist the critical examination of race, without abusing their position of power.
well done. I suppose I’ll have to watch Hannity....
Another component to CRT is the commitment to Social justice and active role scholars take in working toward eliminating racial oppression as a broad goal of ending all forms of oppression. This is the eventual goal of CRT and the work that most CRT scholars pursue as academics and activists.
The Critical Race Theory movement can be seen as a group of interdisciplinary scholars and activists interested in studying and changing the relationship between race, racism and power.
In the 1970s, a number of lawyers, activists, and scholars saw the work of the Civil Rights as being stalled and in many instances negated. They also saw the liberal and positivist views of laws as being colorblind and ignorant of the racism that is pervasive in the law.
The works of Derrick Bell and Alan Freeman have been attributed to the start of CRT. Bell and Freeman were frustrated with the slow pace of racial reform in the United Sates. They argued that the traditional approaches of combating racism were producing smaller gains than in previous years.
CRT has more recently had some spin-offs from the original movement. Latina/o Critical Theory (LatCrit), feisty queer-crit interest group, and Asian American Legal Scholarship are examples of the sub-disciplines within CRT. These sub-disciplines address specific issues that affect each unique community. For LatCrit and Asian American scholars they examine language and immigration policies, whereas, a small emerging group of Indian scholars examine indigenous peoples sovereignty and claims to land. This displays the diversity even within the CRT disciplines that hold CRT to maintain its multidisciplinary approach
In a locker room someplace, or do you have a link?
Good point. I’m still against race based rights.
One hand never leaves one pocket, but the other keeps going in and out, in and out. Looks kind of perverted. :-)
Guess I’ll have to break my own rule and watch Hannity tonight.
“Whats there in his pockets? His hand never leaves.”
Just something that reminds him of his nanny.
What Boston TV station?
And in who’s back yard did they have it buried during the ‘08 campaign?
Anytime a liberal or leftist group wants the truth covered up (which is more often than not), they will try to make it seem like nobody is talking about it.
The reason for this is that leftist ideology has no intrinsic value—meaning neither the ideology in general nor any of its ideas or practices can stand on their own merit.
I just watched part of this video here (1:15 seconds long)
If this is what they are going to release they are fools, there is nothing here, big red herring. This is going to boost Obamas ratings bigtime and make the conservatives look like idiots.
I agree. It’s totally worthless here. Considering it’s 20 years old, it’d better have something really damning to be worthwhile.
Bwahahahahaha! Those were my exact first thoughts. Great minds and all ...
Bump for later too!
Even then the LSM would make excuses for him.
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