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Video Emerges of Obama in 1991 Rallying for Diversity at Harvard Law School
abcnews.go.com ^ | 3/7/12 | Jake Tapper

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 Obama’s 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, “You’ll 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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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1991; breitbarttapes; breitbartvideos; obamaharvard; obamavideo

1 posted on 03/07/2012 12:31:42 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: Nachum

Ping, so this is how the left is dealing with the video.


2 posted on 03/07/2012 12:33:15 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

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


3 posted on 03/07/2012 12:36:31 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ColdOne

Why did he have to rally?

Given that Harvard Law admitted him, that was admission enough that they had lowered their standards.

Way lower.

Way, way lower.


4 posted on 03/07/2012 12:37:21 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: ColdOne; All

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?


5 posted on 03/07/2012 12:37:57 PM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: ColdOne

“..so this is how the left is dealing with the video.”
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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.


6 posted on 03/07/2012 12:38:31 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: ColdOne
Apparently what we witnessed, back when it was happening, as a militant stand for as “Black Power” was really just a plea for "diversity".
7 posted on 03/07/2012 12:38:45 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: no dems

http://www.drudgereport.com/


8 posted on 03/07/2012 12:40:16 PM PST by Greystoke
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To: House Atreides

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


9 posted on 03/07/2012 12:41:17 PM 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: ColdOne

There better be more to it than what I saw on Breitbart. If there isn’t...oh, the shame...


10 posted on 03/07/2012 12:42:54 PM PST by BreezyDog (PLAN A: A Peaceful Restoration of the Republic.....PLAN B: A Restoration of the Republic)
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To: ColdOne

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”.


11 posted on 03/07/2012 12:43:06 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: ColdOne

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.


12 posted on 03/07/2012 12:49:57 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: ColdOne
So far - from what I've seen - all this video proves is obama hasn't changed a bit.

Unless the Hannity version shows some "red meat", this was just another fluke, the MSM flukes us every turn we make.
13 posted on 03/07/2012 12:52:14 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
what else is knew..

Why I don't no, what else is gnew?

14 posted on 03/07/2012 12:55:00 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: ColdOne; All

” ‘My life,’ Bell said, ‘is a living manifestation of taking no shit.’”

Spoken like a true Harvard scholar.......


15 posted on 03/07/2012 12:55:39 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ColdOne

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.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 12:57:28 PM PST by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: ColdOne

The MSM getting ahead of the story trying to defuse it before it airs.


17 posted on 03/07/2012 12:57:38 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

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.


18 posted on 03/07/2012 1:03:17 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: JaguarXKE

Give her a brake.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 1:08:39 PM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: nhwingut

Fox would be good to draw the distinction btw. the two networks versions.


20 posted on 03/07/2012 1:15:19 PM PST by urtax$@work (The only kind of memorial is a Burning memorial !)
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To: nhwingut

“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.”
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Hannity discussing that very thing now with Breitbart editors. Full tape and background to be broadcast tonight on Hannity.


21 posted on 03/07/2012 1:22:00 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: no dems

16:26hrs (4:26pm)

I just heard Hannity say that he was airing the tape tonight on his 21:00hrs (9pm) show. I don’t watch him on TV, but I’m sure it’ll be all over YouTube tomorrow, or available somewhere else.


22 posted on 03/07/2012 1:29:28 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: no dems

the article said it would be aired on Hannity tonight.


23 posted on 03/07/2012 1:48:31 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Da Coyote

The graduation rate of blacks admitted to graduate level professional schools through racial quotas is approximately 12%. The schools somehow never mention that.


24 posted on 03/07/2012 1:54:09 PM PST by pabianice (")
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To: ColdOne

He and I are close to the same age, and in 1991 I was busting my arse in a job 60-70 hours per week with a newborn at home. I did not have time to run around playing Bolshevik Revolution with the Campus Commie Clowns.


25 posted on 03/07/2012 2:00:58 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ColdOne
Seems a lot more people have seen or have a copy of the Breitbart video Hannity is going to play tonight.

More cover-up from the MSM.

26 posted on 03/07/2012 2:01:42 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: no dems
Hannity is talking and publicizing playing the video tonight on his radio show.
27 posted on 03/07/2012 2:03:45 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: ColdOne
spoke at a rally

Obama appears reluctant to turn loose of something in his right-hand pants pocket. What in the world could it possibly be?

28 posted on 03/07/2012 2:12:58 PM PST by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: sanjuanbob

Ok, I wheel.


29 posted on 03/07/2012 2:18:19 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: no dems
THIS video is an attempt by the elite media to portray the REAL video as “old news”, so as to minimize coverage. The real, unedited video, uncovered by Breitbart, will be shown on Hannity tonight.
30 posted on 03/07/2012 2:24:12 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: ColdOne

they should leak a photo from one video... let the left do their damage control before the set release admitting to all sorts of stuff... then release the real video showing a separate incident entirely

that’s how you get them completely on the defensive and playing catch up


31 posted on 03/07/2012 2:24:19 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: no dems

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——

It’s the unedited version coming out later...


32 posted on 03/07/2012 3:03:00 PM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: BreezyDog
If there isn’t...oh, the shame...

In all fairness to Mr. Breitbart, this was to be the first in what he hoped to be a series of videos to "vet" Obama. Were he still alive, he'd put it in perspective.

And anyone who expected this to be some sort of blockbuster is naive. There's a big puzzle to put together about Obama's life and you shouldn't expect one video to complete it.

33 posted on 03/07/2012 3:10:35 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

maybe the Breitbart team thought this out and released just enough video to allow the MSM to attempt to glorify O, and then have to eat SH*T when the rest of the vid is public and the public is interested after the MSM enticement....

as least I HOPE so....

I would laugh myself silly.


34 posted on 03/07/2012 3:28:14 PM PST by bitt (Ayn Rand “Honest people are never touchy about the matter of being trusted.”)
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To: BfloGuy

Agreed. There should be some red meat though...I’m all for the drip, drip, drip method.


35 posted on 03/07/2012 6:12:35 PM PST by BreezyDog (PLAN A: A Peaceful Restoration of the Republic.....PLAN B: A Restoration of the Republic)
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To: ColdOne
1991 was the year Obamagraduated from Harvard and returned to Chicago. He returned there "to work on a book about race relations," and joined Rev. Wright's church.

An interesting bit of trivia or coincidence is that in 1991 an organization based in Chicago called the Institute for the Study of the Koran a/k/a QLI began operation; supposedly the organization's reason for being was to translate the Koran into other languages. QLI was founded by a grad of Egypt's infamous Al Azhar University in Cairo and also the U of Chicago, Ahmad Zaki Hammad, who is also involved with ISNA and NAIT's boards of directors. These two organizations operated as the means of taking over mosques in the US and then radicalizing them.

Also in 1991, Israel had run Hamas leadership to Lebanon and Hamas was in disarray. A guy by the name of Yassin al Kadi [Qassin al Qadi] sought to rebuild Hamas' financing network and rehabilitate the terror group. He came up with $820,000 and without reporting the dealings to the IRS he loaned it to QLI.

QLI was headed by Muhammad Saleh at the time. Saleh, who worked on behalf of the head of Hamas, Musa Marzook, took the money. The money was laundered with the help of some very creative land deals in Chicago involving two companies, Kadi Intl and Golden Marble. Saleh then took the money out of the US to Israel where he turned it over to Hamas in Gaza and the West Bank. Thassets of QLI were not frozen until 1998 so it operated for quite a while.

Qadi/Kadi by the way, also ran an al Qaeda-linked "charity" called the Muwafaq Foundation.

36 posted on 03/07/2012 7:04:38 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Frontline says this video is from 1990.


37 posted on 03/07/2012 7:06:43 PM PST by 2ndamendmentpa
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To: piasa
"Qadi/Kadi by the way, also ran an al Qaeda-linked "charity" called the Muwafaq Foundation."p> I know those guys. Bunch of crazy Muwafaqers...
38 posted on 03/07/2012 7:09:55 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: piasa
QLI aka Quranic Literacy Institute

1993 : (MIDDLE EAST : GAZA STRIP : BRIDGEVIEW MOSQUE BOARDMEMBER MOHAMMAD SALAH {See QURANIC LITERARY INSTITUTE [QLI] } IS ARRESTED AT A GAZA STRIP CHECKPOINT WHILE TRYING TO DELIVER MONEY {See QLI, AL KADI} TO HAMAS AND ACCUSED OF FINANCING HAMAS OPERATIONS; HE SAYS HE WAS RECRUITED INTO THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD BY SHAIKH JAMAL SAID OF THE BRIDGEVIEW MOSQUE IN ILLINOIS)

MAY 13, 1996 : (JERUSALEM : AMERICAN DAVID BOIM IS MURDERED BY HAMAS OPERATIVES--- See QLI {CHICAGO CELL}, CAIR)

JUNE 1998 : (THE FEDS CHARGE QLI & SEIZE $1 MILLION OF ITS ASSETS-- See MUHAMMAD SALAH, YASSIN KADI, ISNA'S AHMAD ZAKI HAMMAD {See U OF CHICAGO, NAIT}, HAMAS, ISNA, ICNA, CAIR, MSA) .

1998 : (CHICAGO, IL : THE FEDS FREEZE THE BANK ACCOUNTS OF MOHAMMED SALAH & FILE SUIT TO SEIZE $1.4 MILLION IN ASSETS IN HAMAS FUNDRAISING PROBE--See QLI )

2000 : (FUTURE OBAMA CAMPAIGN AIDE MAZEN ASBAHI, A CHICAGO LAWYER, SERVES ON THE BOARD OF ALLIED ASSETS ADVISORS FUND, WHICH IS AFFILIATED WITH NAIT {see ISNA}; ALSO SERVING AT THAT TIME IS IMAM JAMAL SAID {See CHICAGO CELL, HAMAS})

JULY 26, 2008 : (MAZEN ASBAHI JOINS OBAMA CAMPAIGN AS MUSLIM OUTREACH COORDINATOR -- See NAIT, JAMAL SAID, ALLIED ASSETS ADVISORS FUND, CHICAGO LAW FIRM Schiff Hardin, Dow Jones Islamic Index Fund)

AUGUST 4, 2008 MON : (OBAMA AIDE MAZEN ASBAHI, TIED TO THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, RESIGNS -- See IMAM JAMAL SAID, ALLIED ASSETS ADVISORS FUND, NAIT, Dow Jones Islamic Index Fund {SEE BOARDMEMBER IMAM Jamal Said, HAMAS})

SEPTEMBER 15, 2008 : (SPRINGFIELD, VA : OBAMA'S NEW MUSLIM OUTREACH COORDINATOR MINHA HUSAINI SPEAKS AT MEETING ATTENDED BY 2 OTHER OBAMA-AFFILIATED DEMOCRATIC PARTY WORKERS, MAHDI BRAY {see WWP, IAC, ANSWER, MAS, HAMAS, HEZBOLLAH}, OBAMA'S FORMER MUSLIM OUTREACH COORDINATOR MAZEN ASBAHI, AND CAIR EXEC DIRECT NIHAD AWAD -- SEE HLF TERROR CHARITY INVESTIGATION)

39 posted on 03/07/2012 7:24:13 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: 2ndamendmentpa

I wonder which is right, Frontlne or this article.


40 posted on 03/07/2012 7:28:08 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: 2ndamendmentpa

1990 was when Antoin Rezko first offered Obama a job.


41 posted on 03/07/2012 7:30:43 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

He was made president of HLR in Feb 1990 - So, Im thinking this is spring 1990. He graduated in 1991.

I believe this protest and the situation at Harvard was national news at the time. There must be more MSM references to it...

The Frontline report makes it sound like all anyone had to do was request it from the WGBH archives and make payment.


42 posted on 03/07/2012 7:36:11 PM PST by 2ndamendmentpa
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To: piasa

Thank you for that trivia.


43 posted on 03/08/2012 9:17:40 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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