Skip to comments.Video Emerges of Obama in 1991 Rallying for Diversity at Harvard Law School
Posted on 03/07/2012 12:31:39 PM PST by ColdOne
In the spring of 1991, Barack Obama, then the president of the Harvard Law Review, spoke at a rally in favor of Professor Derrick Bell and his push for greater diversity on the law school faculty, video footage that has been licensed by the website BuzzFeed from Boston television station WGBH:
The context of the video: Bell was the first black professor to sit on the law school faculty. As David Remnick wrote in his Obama biography The Bridge, Derrick Bell was, in Barack Obamas time, the most vivid symbol of racial politics at Harvard Law School In 1962, Bell helped James Meredith win admittance to the University of Mississippi
In the 1960s, Bell spent years trying to make the leap from a civil rights attorney to an academic, but he was never deemed good enough for tenure, until after Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated and law schools began taking action to change the composition of their all-white faculties. The dean of Harvard Law School promised Bell, Youll be the first, but not the last. But after two years on the faculty, he was still the only African-American, so Bell threatened to resign. As Remnick writes, For the next two decades he repeatedly threatened to resign in order to get Harvard to hire more African-American men and, eventually, women. My life, Bell said, is a living manifestation of taking no shit.
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Ping, so this is how the left is dealing with the video.
The left is already preparing for the release of this video, making it out to be like Obama is some kind of hero..what else is knew..this is what the leftist media will be doing from now til November, anything to protect their brand
Why did he have to rally?
Given that Harvard Law admitted him, that was admission enough that they had lowered their standards.
Way, way lower.
Another Post on here earlier said this video will be aired on Hannity tonight. Have any knowledge of that as to whether or not it will actually be on Hannity tonight?
“..so this is how the left is dealing with the video.”
Yep, no need to see the video at Breitbart or on Hannity tonight ... Jake Tapper already showed it to us on abcnews.com. LOL, they are so predictable.
yes but there is the edited version which ABC has shown and there is the full tape which ABC has not shown.
The left wing MSM are so predictable.
Maybe it is time to protest their HQ’s
There better be more to it than what I saw on Breitbart. If there isn’t...oh, the shame...
I must be missing something. This cannot be Breitbart’s ‘red meat’. One of the criticisms against Obummer was that he grew up outside of the civil rights movement in the US ........ unless I’m reading this wrong, it gives him some of the “street cred” he’s been missing as a black civil rights participant/leader. Although Jesse & Al might be upset/jealous, most blacks will look at this and think “right on, brother”.
The lib media strategy.
After sitting on it for years...
They throw it out their for public consumption, to preempt Breitbart. Their version is a toned down edited version, knowing that the bulk of voters will see their G rated version (along with reading the spin on it - i.e. Diversity) and not the full video published by Breitbart.
Why I don't no, what else is gnew?
” My life, Bell said, is a living manifestation of taking no shit.
Spoken like a true Harvard scholar.......
This is ABC releasing the redacted version to get out in front of the FULL unredacted version FOX will air tonight at 9 p.m.
The MSM getting ahead of the story trying to defuse it before it airs.
That’s why you don’t announce that you have these things and you don’t do a “Coming Attractions” trailer. You just flood the zone and the internet with it without warning. Like Drudge did when he broke the Lewinsky story.
Give her a brake.
Fox would be good to draw the distinction btw. the two networks versions.
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