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The Vetting: Obama's Supreme Court and Critical Race Theory
Big Government ^ | March 9, 2012 | JOHN SEXTON

Posted on 03/09/2012 3:12:54 PM PST by opentalk

...Fortunately, we have another description of Critical Race Theory from an unimpeachable source: Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan.

In 1993, Kagan was asked to present a lecture on CRT. Her notes for that class, dated October 25, 1993, became part of the record during her confirmation hearings in 2010--but the Senate failed to press her on her support for a theory that, by her own admission, was race-obsessed and radical.

.... What most critical race theorists believe is that law, in a variety of ways, works to maintain the subordination of members of minority groups. And what most critical race theorists believe is that the achievement of racial justice in this country, if possible at all, will require not merely the more even-handed application of current laws --that will do less than nothing -but a root and branch transformation of the legal system.

...The issue came up in legal circles during debate over the nomination of Justice Sonya Sotomayor, particularly with regard to her comments that a "wise Latina" might reach a "better conclusion" than a white male, and her ruling (later overruled) against white firefighters alleging discrimination in the Ricci case.

Regardless, Critical Race Theory is emerging as an important theme among some of President Obama's most important influences--and most important appointments.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bell; breitbart; criticalracetheory; kagan; kagancrt; obama; scotus; sotomayor; supremecourt; vettingobama

1 posted on 03/09/2012 3:13:00 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk
Judge Richard Posner, U.S Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, on Critical Race Theory:

"What is most arresting about critical race theory is that...it turns its back on the Western tradition of rational inquiry, forswearing analysis for narrative. Rather than marshal logical arguments and empirical data, critical race theorists tell stories — fictional, science-fictional, quasi-fictional, autobiographical, anecdotal — designed to expose the pervasive and debilitating racism of America today. By repudiating reasoned argumentation, the storytellers reinforce stereotypes about the intellectual capacities of nonwhites"

2 posted on 03/09/2012 3:19:37 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
Thanks to freeper Pan_Yans Wife for Kagan/Bell article !

Kagan...In 1985 helped Bell get his radical writings about blame whitey published at Harvard Law

Why Elena Kagan is no Tina Brown

......As articles editor for the Harvard Law Review in 1985 Kagan helped shepherd into print a racially noxious story by a radical law professor and architect of Critical Race Studies, which is essentially "blame whitey" in legal vernacular.

...This was no literary fiction. It was the kind of story that would never get past Tina Brown at the New Yorker. What Derrick Bell, the author, was doing, observes legal scholar Arthur Austin, was "making broadside comments on the tyranny of white people." Austin, in an article, ranked Bell's fable one of the top 10 politically correct law review articles s of all time.

Bell's fiction was a way to circumvent law review standards.

3 posted on 03/09/2012 3:32:02 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=latina&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1111&bih=572&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=-JJaT7WLC9PhsQKs6ZTNDQ No doubt there’s a WISE LATINA on this page.


4 posted on 03/09/2012 3:34:28 PM PST by muawiyah
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5 posted on 03/09/2012 3:35:52 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

The Repubs could have blocked Kagan, and Sotomayor.....they were cowards, and now we have 2 communists on SCOTUS.


6 posted on 03/09/2012 3:39:20 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: Scoutmaster
I never heard of this before Breitbarts video. Seems to disregard --everyone is equal under the law, justice is blind. Instead rule of law, it depends who you are and color of your skin (reverse racism?).

Interesting, consequences of breaking the law, are harsher in many instances for US Citizens compared to illegal immigrants.

7 posted on 03/09/2012 3:41:25 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Sounds to me like more of the tired ugly side of the civil rights movement—more interested in wreaking some sort of revenge for past social wrongs...than seeing to it their children have a just future.

More of the Malcom-X, Louis Farrakan, Jeremiah Wright bad-apples...of the way rejected by Dr. M. L. King.

To me these bitter attitudes-put-into action, illustrate the importance of faith in a loving and just God—one who will set perfectly right all past wrongs, at the last judgement—giving everyone a fresh start, every day, if only they will listen...

Some of the Nazi hunters seem to approach the same sort of attitude (albeit for much more serious wrongs...), seeming to assume if they don’t get some court to condemn these old guys now, they will have escaped justice. Wrong...

Exquisite justice is on its way.


8 posted on 03/09/2012 3:42:01 PM PST by AnalogReigns (because REALITY is never digital...)
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To: opentalk

ok, now I’m beginning to see where they are going with this.

Drip, drip,drip.....


9 posted on 03/09/2012 3:44:53 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: opentalk

Did this ever come up when the senate voted to approve of nomination?


10 posted on 03/09/2012 3:44:59 PM PST by Post5203 (Newter 0bama...The real Axis of Evil...Washington, New York City and Hollywood.)
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To: Scotswife
Other things are starting to make sense, Sotomayor's odd ruling against the white fire fighters (overturned) and Kagan -was not a Judge before nomination to Supreme Court. More of an activist.

These are life appointments. Wonder if Obama eligibility issues would impact that.

11 posted on 03/09/2012 4:17:49 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

at first I was discouraged by the lack of ooomph to the video, but now I’m starting to have hope.
could be the groundwork for connecting the dots between a large number of appointees and czars.

Add this racial business to the known marxists - and remind America that we used to fight communists - not elect them to office.


12 posted on 03/09/2012 4:20:42 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: Scoutmaster

bookmark -— Judge Richard Posner on critical race theory


13 posted on 03/09/2012 4:32:40 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: Post5203
According to the article is sounds like it was discussed

related link referenced article

Sotomayor and Race

Given the years of virulent racism that minorities in our country have faced throughout our history, it is a bit shocking to see right wingers like Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh accuse Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic ever nominated to that Court, of being a “racist,” based solely on one remark that she made in a speech seven years ago.

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.” Why would Sotomayor say such a thing? It is clear from reading her speech that Sotomayor was asked to comment on how her experience as a Latina woman colors her perception of issues on the bench. This subject is understandable given the Critical Race Theory roots of the La Raza publication that hosted Sotomayor...

... it is clear from her speech that she is responding to this CRT critique of the law. In her speech, Sotomayor describes her personal experiences as a “NewYorkrican” and acknowledges that these experiences have an effect on how she sees the world.

14 posted on 03/09/2012 4:35:33 PM PST by opentalk
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To: Post5203
From the article, regarding Kagan:

In 1993, Kagan was asked to present a lecture on CRT. Her notes for that class, dated October 25, 1993, became part of the record during her confirmation hearings in 2010--but the Senate failed to press her on her support for a theory that, by her own admission, was race-obsessed and radical.

15 posted on 03/09/2012 4:38:53 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk
Critical Race Theory?

Is that the new PC term for Black Liberation Theology?

16 posted on 03/09/2012 4:38:59 PM PST by MamaTexan (I am a ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the laws of Man)
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To: AnalogReigns
Remember obama saying this, now makes more sense:

Obama on picking Judges:

.."We need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what it's like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old. And that's the criteria by which I'm going to be selecting my judges."

17 posted on 03/09/2012 4:58:04 PM PST by opentalk
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To: stephenjohnbanker
"The Repubs could have blocked Kagan, and Sotomayor.....they were cowards, and now we have 2 communists on SCOTUS."

They could have easily blocked Obama before he took office on Article II eligibility grounds. Even now, with clear evidence of fraud and forgery committed against We the People, they turn their backs to the very same Constitution that they swore a sacred oath to protect and defend.

18 posted on 03/09/2012 5:12:10 PM PST by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: muawiyah

Maybe; that covers Sottomyer. But I don’t see any affable dykes; that leaves Kagan out in the cold...


19 posted on 03/09/2012 5:27:47 PM PST by Clioman
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To: Godebert

Agreed, on all counts.


20 posted on 03/09/2012 6:21:15 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: opentalk
I never heard of this before Breitbarts video.

It's been around since before 1991 and Barack Obama at Harvard Business School, but you had no reason to hear of it unless you are a lawyer who was interested in certain issues. For example, it frequently came into play for years in a sort of 'affirmative action' when granting tenure to law professors.

Leftists tried to argue that black professors who spouted fiction in this area were equally suited for tenure as older, experienced white professors who had written many multiples of scholarly articles.

In appellate briefs, critical race theory attorneys didn't believe in using traditional logic - they believed that fictional stories should hold as much value as actual facts and precedent. Critical race theory means you don't have to do research or site facts.

I have a book from 1995 that touches on critical race theory at Harvard Law School.

21 posted on 03/09/2012 8:00:26 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: opentalk
So, illegal drug possession and drug dealing should be legal for Blacks as this law disproportionately places so many Blacks in prison. It's a racist law.

I got it.

Laws that pertain equally to everyone in American society are racist and unjust to Black people. Designed with racist for-thought to keep Blacks down or better yet, in prison.

22 posted on 03/10/2012 5:15:12 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: stephenjohnbanker

You forgot Ginsburg.


23 posted on 03/12/2012 3:11:32 PM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: DallasDeb

Yeah.... true....I was concentrating on Obammunist SCOTUS


24 posted on 03/12/2012 3:18:08 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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