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Revealed: Derrick Bell's HBO Sci-Fi Blaxploitation Flick
Big Hollywood ^ | 3/7/12 | Joel B. Pollak

Posted on 03/07/2012 9:14:04 PM PST by Nachum

Derrick Bell, the man whose scholarship inspired Barack Obama, was the Jeremiah Wright of academia.

And a Hollywood cult hero.

Bell was one of the chief proponents of Critical Race Theory, a radical doctrine that holds that American legal institutions—including our civil rights laws—perpetuate white supremacy.

Bell’s ideas were not only radical, but bizarre. After leaving Harvard (he resigned in 1992), he wrote a racialist, antisemitic fictional essay titled “The Space Traders,” which Ninth Circuit judge Alex Kozinski described in the New York Times with disgust:

Imagine, if you will, that space aliens land in the United States and offer ''untold treasure'' in exchange for surrendering all black citizens to them. What does white America do? It votes to accept the deal by overwhelming margins. So says the law professor Derrick Bell, who poses the question in an allegorical tale he calls ''The Space Traders.''

There is opposition, however. Jews condemn the trade as genocidal and organize the Anne Frank Committee to try to stop it. Empathy from another group that has suffered oppression? Not according to Bell. Instead, Jews worry that ''in the absence of blacks, Jews could become the scapegoats.''

Such parables pass for legal scholarship these days…

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1992; annefrank; bell; bells; blaxploitation; criticalracetheory; derrick; derrickbell; harvard; hbo; joos; professorbell; spacetraders; thespacetraders
Brought this out on Free Republic earlier today. Glad the Breitbart crew picked up on it.
1 posted on 03/07/2012 9:14:12 PM PST by Nachum
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Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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2 posted on 03/07/2012 9:15:09 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Thanks for this post.

There are those that say: Well, if Rev. Wright didn’t hurt Obama..

But Wright did hurt, Obama had to defend, then diminish, then dance and dodge and finally disassociate.

Wright came very late. Bell is much earlier - and he’s a second mentor, reinforcing Wright. Let’s see Obama go through it all again.

This election needs to be about Obama.


3 posted on 03/07/2012 9:18:13 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Nachum; Impy; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; RygelXVI; Clemenza

I remember watching this film on HBO back in the ‘90s. A truly bizarre spectacle. Now we know the unbalanced individual behind it.


4 posted on 03/07/2012 9:32:55 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: Nachum

I have started a little research on Mr. Bell.

“Derrick loved teaching and was a beloved and popular professor and advisor at NYU Law. He taught his introductory and advanced constitutional law courses in a non-traditional and non-Socratic style, that Derrick called “participatory learning.” This pedagogy builds on the important work of Paulo Freire...”

http://professorderrickbell.com/about

Paulo Freire: Pure liberation theology/Marxism


5 posted on 03/07/2012 9:52:48 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Nachum

Now, when a 9th Circuit judge thinks you’re a leftist loon, that’s sayin’ something.


6 posted on 03/07/2012 9:55:13 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: SumProVita; tomdavidd; Freeper; Gvl_M3; Flotsam_Jetsome; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; ...
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Derrick Bell

Article, and # 1 through # 5.

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7 posted on 03/07/2012 9:57:04 PM PST by LucyT
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To: SumProVita

Great research. It just gets better and better. Next, we will find out he worked with Eric Holder too.


8 posted on 03/07/2012 10:00:24 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

I will say that I will gladly trade Derrick Bell and Barack and Michelle Obama to the space aliens for whatever they will offer.


9 posted on 03/07/2012 10:06:48 PM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: denydenydeny

“I will say that I will gladly trade Derrick Bell and Barack and Michelle Obama to the space aliens for whatever they will offer.”

Heck, I’d throw in Rahm Immanuel, and Harry Reid to prove I’m generous.


10 posted on 03/07/2012 10:09:09 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Interesting. Why did he leave Harvard ( I thought he was tenured)?


11 posted on 03/07/2012 10:11:21 PM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

and I thought Ice Pirates was bad...


12 posted on 03/07/2012 10:12:12 PM PST by GraceG
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To: denydenydeny
I will say that I will gladly trade Derrick Bell and Barack and Michelle Obama to the space aliens for whatever they will offer.

A handful of beads and pocket lint will do.

13 posted on 03/07/2012 10:18:08 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Nachum

Maybe Holder took a class from him...

Here’s another little tidbit:

“Derrick Bell of Harvard Law School actually declared Clarence Thomas ineligible for the Supreme Court because he “doesn’t think like a black.””

http://www.thompsonatlarge.com


14 posted on 03/07/2012 10:19:01 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: rfp1234

“Why did he leave Harvard ( I thought he was tenured)?”

“In 1980 Professor Bell left Harvard to become the dean of the University of Oregon School of Law. He resigned from that position in 1985, ostensibly as an act of protest against the fact that the school had failed to grant tenure to an Asian female professor. A number of Professor Bell’s colleagues at Oregon, however, viewed this as a contrived, face-saving pretext for leaving a position from which he was about to be fired. They believed that Bell, who had largely become an “absentee dean” known for spending more time on the lecture circuit than at Oregon, was slated for imminent termination.”

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2175


15 posted on 03/07/2012 10:22:12 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita

Great stuff. Thanks. Just put that up on Twitter...


16 posted on 03/07/2012 10:25:02 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: rfp1234
@Derrick A. Bell, Jr. National VisionaryIn 1971, Bell became the first tenured professor at Harvard of African-American descent, but left the position in 1992, after a two-year leave of absence that he took to protest the school's lack of African-American women in the faculty. Essentially, he had himself fired for purposely violating a rule limiting the amount of faculty leave time.

Watch the video and then read that snippet again.

17 posted on 03/07/2012 10:26:18 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: SumProVita

See 17 as well.


18 posted on 03/07/2012 10:27:09 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: rfp1234

More:

“Derrick Bell, the first tenured African-American professor of law at Harvard, was probably more Old Left than New Left, having worked on school desegregation at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. When one of the faculty members associated with critical legal studies was denied tenure, Bell staged a sit-in, causing a leading member of the faculty (and later dean), Robert C. Clark, to tell him, “This is a university, not a lunch counter in the Deep South.” Bell ultimately left Harvard.”

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Postradical-Legal/65623


19 posted on 03/07/2012 10:30:05 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Nachum
Does anyone else but me think that it's a bit ironic that a minority member, of any country or society, who holds a position of prominence at a prestigious institution, spent their entire existence b*tching about minority discrimination? These people still living in the past are going to drive us all insane with them...
20 posted on 03/07/2012 10:36:01 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: philman_36

Check this out:

“With The People V. Harvard Law: How America’s Oldest Law School Turned Its Back on Free Speech Andrew Peyton Thomas, the district attorney for Maricopa County, Arizona, and a graduate of Harvard Law School, has put together a well-written, intriguing expose on the state of free speech at his alma mater, providing an insider’s perspective of the top law professors in the country. Oddly enough, the friction over free speech is not between the political “left” and the “right,” because there are practically no conservatives in the administration or on the law faculty, and the majority of students offered admission are also of the leftist persuasion. The battle over free speech is between the “left” and the “far left.” (p. 170) Conservatives are rarely mentioned in the book; the major players consist of traditional leftists like Alan Dershowitz versus the new leftists, known as “Crits.””

-—snip-—

“Thomas discusses several of these candidates and how Crits the administration was pressured into hiring, like Derrick Bell, ended up as an embarrassment to Harvard Law. Bell freely acknowledged that he lacked the qualifications of the other professors. (p. 34) He stated that the articles he wrote were just story telling and did not contain the academic rigor of law review articles. (p. 35) He had his students grade each other’s papers. (p. 34) He declared that liberal black professors who didn’t share his far left views “look black but think white.” (p. 37) At one point, Harvard Law assigned another professor to teach Bell’s classes for him since he was frequently absent. (p. 35) Yet in spite of the poor performance of professors like Bell, Harvard Law was becoming increasingly dominated by professors of his ideology.”

http://www.enterstageright.com/archive/articles/0505/0505harvardlaw.htm


21 posted on 03/07/2012 10:38:58 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


22 posted on 03/07/2012 10:39:04 PM PST by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: Nachum

Beck has some information up.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/revealed-the-radical-racial-ideas-of-the-prof-obama-raves-about-in-new-harvard-video


23 posted on 03/07/2012 10:51:13 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita
While interesting the most interesting tib dit to me was this...Thomas, the district attorney for Maricopa County, Arizona...
Article circa 2005.

Crits...how appropriate. From the article's explanation there are, seemingly, Crits right here at FR.

24 posted on 03/07/2012 10:52:09 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36

I also thought that was interesting...especially the Arizona connection.


25 posted on 03/07/2012 10:55:31 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita

I like it. Beck’s writers put it in a neat organized package. The more sauce on this goose, the better.


26 posted on 03/07/2012 11:00:58 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: SumProVita

LOL...tib dit...tid bit.


27 posted on 03/07/2012 11:02:08 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: SumProVita

“I have started a little research on Mr. Bell.”

I found this article on Bell’s protests at Harvard in 1992:

“...Not surprisingly, Bell’s protest has stirred angry criticism. Some colleagues call him a media manipulator who unfairly attacks the school. Others say he has deprived students of an education while he makes money on the lecture circuit. Bell, 61, has even drawn fire from some women at Harvard, who complain that he has unfairly hijacked their issue.

“This guy is a victim of his own self-delusion,” says one faculty member who asked not to be identified. “He’s an example of the Harvard syndrome: People here can say the most idiotic things, and the only reason they get into print is because they’re from the Harvard Law School.”

http://articles.latimes.com/1992-11-05/news/vw-1558_1_harvard-law-school


28 posted on 03/07/2012 11:37:15 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: GraceG

“and I thought Ice Pirates was bad...”

The robot pimp and space herpes were hilarious.


29 posted on 03/08/2012 3:01:24 AM PST by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Nachum
That's exactly what white people would do!

/s

30 posted on 03/08/2012 4:07:06 AM PST by servo1969
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To: D-fendr

Well said. The 5 “D”’s was particularly good. I’d add a 6th somewhere in there...Damned.


31 posted on 03/08/2012 4:12:27 AM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: SumProVita

Well well well. Very good. I am constantly at awe for the ressearch many FReepers post for us all to stay informed. Thank you.

I am Andrew Breitbart.

Forwarding to my ‘usual suspects’ email chain.


32 posted on 03/08/2012 4:15:06 AM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: GraceG
"and I thought Ice Pirates was bad...

Beware the "Space Herpes"

33 posted on 03/08/2012 4:19:34 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: SueRae

I love the fact that MANY more people are getting serious about REALLY vetting Obama. May God bless those who work hard to get ALL the dirt on his FULL history. May God restore honest journalism to this nation.

The entire issue of his support for infanticide needs to be revisited. I want to know if he even had the grades to get into Harvard in the first place. Without the Saudi money, would he have made into Harvard? Why did he and Michelle not continue the practice of law? ...etc....etc...


34 posted on 03/08/2012 5:16:39 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Qbert

“This guy is a victim of his own self-delusion,...”

Rather like Mr. Obama. Thanks for these quotes.


35 posted on 03/08/2012 5:18:38 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Nachum

More HBO agenda..If you are white and believe you are equal cancel HBO.


36 posted on 03/08/2012 5:21:49 AM PST by dalebert
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To: Nachum

on the ping list please


37 posted on 03/08/2012 5:23:21 AM PST by dalebert
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA; Perdogg; BillyBoy

“Cosmic Slop”? Never heard of it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109487/plotsummary

Sounds ghey.


38 posted on 03/08/2012 5:33:56 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Nachum
“I will say that I will gladly trade Derrick Bell and Barack and Michelle Obama to the space aliens for whatever they will offer.”

Heck, I’d throw in Rahm Immanuel, and Harry Reid to prove I’m generous.

Exactly. It's not the color of their skin that's the problem. It's the color of their snarling, hate-filled ideology.

By the way, I'm an SF afficionado, but I never heard of Derrick Bell's SF book. It couldn't have done very well.

Boring, stupid, racist.

39 posted on 03/08/2012 9:25:13 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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