Skip to comments.Revealed: Derrick Bell's HBO Sci-Fi Blaxploitation Flick
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 institutionsincluding our civil rights lawsperpetuate white supremacy.
Bells 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
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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.
I remember watching this film on HBO back in the ‘90s. A truly bizarre spectacle. Now we know the unbalanced individual behind it.
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...”
Paulo Freire: Pure liberation theology/Marxism
Now, when a 9th Circuit judge thinks you’re a leftist loon, that’s sayin’ something.
Great research. It just gets better and better. Next, we will find out he worked with Eric Holder too.
I will say that I will gladly trade Derrick Bell and Barack and Michelle Obama to the space aliens for whatever they will offer.
“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.
Interesting. Why did he leave Harvard ( I thought he was tenured)?
and I thought Ice Pirates was bad...
A handful of beads and pocket lint will do.
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 doesnt think like a black.”
“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 Bells 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.”
Great stuff. Thanks. Just put that up on Twitter...
Watch the video and then read that snippet again.
See 17 as well.
“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.”
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.””
“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.”
Beck has some information up.
Crits...how appropriate. From the article's explanation there are, seemingly, Crits right here at FR.
I also thought that was interesting...especially the Arizona connection.
I like it. Beck’s writers put it in a neat organized package. The more sauce on this goose, the better.
LOL...tib dit...tid bit.
“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.”
“and I thought Ice Pirates was bad...”
The robot pimp and space herpes were hilarious.
Well said. The 5 “D”’s was particularly good. I’d add a 6th somewhere in there...Damned.
Well well well. Very good. I am constantly at awe for the ressearch many FReepers post for us all to stay informed. Thank you.
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Beware the "Space Herpes"
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...
This guy is a victim of his own self-delusion,...”
Rather like Mr. Obama. Thanks for these quotes.
More HBO agenda..If you are white and believe you are equal cancel HBO.
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“Cosmic Slop”? Never heard of it.
Heck, Id throw in Rahm Immanuel, and Harry Reid to prove Im 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.