It’s on. Let’s see what comes of this tonight.
if someone gets a chance then please ping me with the full version of this tape as I don’t watch the phony can’t mention conservative social issues , conservative called Hannity
Is that the smell of desperation from this administration and their sycophants?
Weren’t Ben Shapiro and Ben Smith both formerly with Politico? I am wrong about this?
Democratic Strategist #1: What group/person can we make up a scandal about that will deflect attention from the annointed one?
Democratic Stratagist #2: I don’t know. Who haven’t we attacked yet?
#1: We went after Bush, Palin, Oil Companies, Coal Plants, Gas guzzling vehicles, Tea Party, Rush, Hannity, Bachmann, Gingrich, BP, Wall St, Bankers. Any one else you can think of?
#2: We have to be careful w/ Wall St and the bankers, that’s where we get most of our money and they may stop believing what we tell them in our secret meetings. But, I’m kind of stumped right now.
#1: We have to think of something fast. We tried Fluke and that’s not going the way we had planned, because they found out that she’s fraud. And I don’t think we can talk about the Breitbart. Its not nice to talk about the dead. But hey, we’re democrats. We can say whatever we want and not get in trouble for it.
Not seeing the video anywhere, even the edited one. On the breitbart site, there is just a still. That’s our barry tho.
So Obama was just like this Fluke person when he was a young stupid law school student? And no one should question students who are private citizens and who have a cause. Unless you are questioning The One’s policies, and then you are a Teabagger.
I hope it’s devastating, and embarrassing.
This professor was into Critical Race Theory.
Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic have documented the following major themes as characteristic of work in critical race theory:
A critique of liberalism: CRT scholars favor a more aggressive approach to social transformation as opposed to liberalism’s more cautious approach, favor a race conscious approach to transformation rather than liberalism’s embrace of color blindness, and favor an approach that relies more on political organizing, in contrast to liberalism’s reliance on rights-based remedies.
Storytelling/counterstorytelling and “naming one’s own reality”—using narrative to illuminate and explore experiences of racial oppression.
Revisionist interpretations of American civil rights law and progresscriticizing civil rights scholarship and anti-discrimination law.
Applying insights from social science writing on race and racism to legal problems.
Structural determinism, or how “the structure of legal thought or culture influences its content.”
The intersections of race, sex, and class—e.g., how poor Latinas’ experience of domestic violence needs distinctive remedies.
Essentialism and anti-essentialismreducing the experience of a category (like gender or race) to the experience of one sub-group (like white women or African-Americans).
Cultural nationalism/separatism, Black nationalism—exploring more radical views arguing for separation and reparations as a form of foreign aid.
Legal institutions, critical pedagogy, and minority lawyers in the bar.
As a movement that draws heavily from critical theory, critical race theory shares many intellectual commitments with CLS and critical theory, feminist jurisprudence, and postcolonial theory.
Recent developments in critical race theory include work relying on updated social psychology research on unconscious bias, to justify affirmative action; and work relying on law and economics methodology to examine Structural Inequality and discrimination in the workplace.
Who's been talking about this? I knew that Breitbart supposedly had some Obama college video(s) but not specifically what it was (they were). But it seems to me that Team Zero knows.
This just in from the White House:
SEE? We told you he went to Harvard.
Now eat your peas and shut up.
Who watches Hannity that doesn’t know all about hussein anyway? This will have little to no impact.
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.
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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
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.
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.