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Late Prof. Derrick Bell’s Widow Defends Him Against Sarah Palin And Co. ‘Racist’ Smear
Mediaite ^ | March 13, 2012 | Tommy Christopher

Posted on 03/13/2012 9:27:49 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

The late Professor Derrick Bell, who was the first black tenured professor at Harvard Law School, has become collateral damage in a failed conservative attempt to discredit President Obama. Smeared by conservative websites, and figures like Sarah Palin, as “radical” and “racist,” and unable to speak in his own defense, Prof. Bell’s legacy now rests with those who knew him. On Monday night’s The Ed Show, the late professor’s widow Janet Dewart Bell responded to these attacks on her deceased husband.

The conservative Breitbart.com family of Big sites have lately devoted themselves to smearing the late Professor Derrick Bell as a “radical” who committed the unspeakable outrage of hugging our future president, releasing the “incriminating” footage of then-Harvard Law Review President Barack Obama introducing Prof. Bell at a pro-diversity protest. Although the “Hug Scandal” has gotten very little traction in the mainstream media, the smears against Prof. Bell have mounted. Rather than explore the ways in which Prof. Bell’s work has been twisted and smeared, Host Ed Schultz‘s interview with Prof. Bell’s widow focused on the vicious attacks on his character.

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1 posted on 03/13/2012 9:27:53 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Keep the story alive...


2 posted on 03/13/2012 9:29:47 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So how is “everything is whitey’s fault”

not racist?


3 posted on 03/13/2012 9:30:21 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She learned her lesson well. Any and all criticism is to be met with a charge of racism.

The problem is, that dog won’t hunt anymore. Four years of Obama’s garbage and his minions slavish defense and reflexive abuse of the racism card have left it with little or no value.


4 posted on 03/13/2012 9:31:50 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: MrB

Read about his life, his ideology and his writings. The guy was a racist and a marxist, Jim.


5 posted on 03/13/2012 9:33:14 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who is this tool Tommy Christopher?


6 posted on 03/13/2012 9:35:09 AM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Read about him here....sheesh.....he was a piece of work....Racist work....

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


7 posted on 03/13/2012 9:40:25 AM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Andrew is gone but the Breitbart organization will remain true to his MO. Drip by drip, more information and videos will be released over time that the MSM will not be able to ignore or explain away.
8 posted on 03/13/2012 9:44:43 AM PDT by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"You know, Gloria Steinem once named him an honorary woman, because he was a feminist before feminism was cool."

*snicker*

9 posted on 03/13/2012 9:46:32 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: JPG

If leftwing black racism becomes widely known,
they lose their biggest weapon that they use to avoid
actually having to defend leftist policy -

the accusation of “racism”.


10 posted on 03/13/2012 9:46:54 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s amusing watching the racist demoKKKrats defending blacKKK racists.

When the race war starts, the first victims will be liberal honkies living in big Marxist cities. These people are stupid beyond measure.


11 posted on 03/13/2012 9:50:19 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Free ThinkerNY
You know, Gloria Steinem once named him an honorary woman, because he was a feminist before feminism was cool.”

Haha....That's rich. A white woman lawyer fawning over a racist who believed that if a black man were to rape a white woman, he should receive less punishment because the laws she would use against him were "stacked" to her race's benefit. Steinem, you useful idiot!

12 posted on 03/13/2012 9:50:55 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Liberals use the race card under the mantra: “When boxed in by logic, whip it out.”


13 posted on 03/13/2012 9:52:35 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: cicero2k
Liberals use the race card under the mantra: “When boxed in by logic, whip it out.”


14 posted on 03/13/2012 9:54:41 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who are they to call it “failed”? It’s clear to me that he is (was) a rascist. I had only heard the name in passing before Breitbart released the video. I’d say that it was at least modestly successful.


15 posted on 03/13/2012 9:54:51 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: MrB
So how is “everything is whitey’s fault” not racist?

Because whites need to be continually reminded that they are all racists. If you weren't a white racist, you would understand.

16 posted on 03/13/2012 9:54:57 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: sergeantdave
(Charlie Manson's) Helter Skelter, is it coming.

17 posted on 03/13/2012 10:01:12 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"He accepted people as they were.”

Oh, really?

How does that jibe with this?

"Bell signed a credo calling for the abolishment of “the white race as a social category...”

link here

18 posted on 03/13/2012 10:01:21 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: dfwgator

I had no idea this existed, unless you just put it together.


19 posted on 03/13/2012 10:02:11 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: cicero2k

Just found it on Google Images when I typed “Blazing Saddles Whip this out”


20 posted on 03/13/2012 10:03:48 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Racism”

Among the Communist Left, leveling that charge is now as unconscious and automatic as the patellar reflex.


21 posted on 03/13/2012 10:04:39 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
...Prof. Bell’s legacy now rests with those who knew him.
No, Mr. "I don't use my real name", it doesn't rest solely with them. The man's own spoken public words and writings speak louder than those who knew him.
They're going to paint him in a good, positive light no matter what, as is the wont of anybody who loses a loved one.
22 posted on 03/13/2012 10:43:01 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: sauropod
Who is this tool Tommy Christopher?
@Nobody knows...@the Trouble I've Seen
23 posted on 03/13/2012 10:49:06 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36
Well said!

After all, Marx's legacy doesn't rest with "those who knew him": why should Bell get a pass?

For good or ill, crazy race-baiters like Bell live on in their body of work. He hated whitey: that is his legacy.

And it looks like being Obama's legacy as well.

24 posted on 03/13/2012 10:51:59 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: agere_contra

I don’t think that even “pointing out the obvious” is going to help that man out.


25 posted on 03/13/2012 11:01:36 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: EyeGuy

Real quick, this runs through their head:
“I’m not informed enough on the issue at hand, OR, I AM informed enough to understand that my position on the issue is not morally defensible,

so that makes YOU a racist.”

YOU RACIST!


26 posted on 03/13/2012 11:09:42 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Well, here on the RECEIVING end, I’ve been rejecting outright, that ignorant, reflexive accusation for decades.

The rest of white America, suffused as they are in LeftMedia driven guilt, not so much.

See 11/2008.....


27 posted on 03/13/2012 11:14:56 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The truth is not a smear.

Bell was the founder of the Neo Marxist, Critical Race Theory, which demands racist favoritism under law toward blacks replace the Civil Rights standards of equal justice under law for all Americans.

His racist views on the law and justice were the mirror image of the racist views of the Jim Crow Laws that gave racist favoritism to whites up until the mid 1960s..

But racist views against white Americans are in vogue today with cowardly “liberals”, especially those shills in the Corrupt Liberal Media like Soledad O’Brien


28 posted on 03/13/2012 1:43:20 PM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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