Skip to comments.Obama's Legal Mentor Shows Affirmative Action Limits
Posted on 03/14/2012 6:15:46 PM PDT by Nachum
Many years ago, I learned of an episode in the life of a promising young black man that is relevant to things happening now.
He had been educated at a good school, and went on to receive degrees at good colleges and universities. Then he went for a Ph.D. in mathematics at one of the leading departments in that field.
When he encountered difficulties, his professors essentially wrote his doctoral thesis for him. No doubt they felt good about doing something to help a promising young black man, and perhaps took pride in doing so. But what about his pride?
This young man ended up joining an extremist group that hated white people.
Would it have been worse if he had not gotten a Ph.D. in math? Probably 99% of the people in this country, regardless of race, could not get a Ph.D. in math and yet they can still live happy and fulfilling lives.
Young Barack And Prof. Bell
What recalled this episode from long ago was the current flurry of interest in a video of a young Barack Obama at the Harvard law school praising Derrick Bell, a black professor there, whose writings on "critical race theory" promoted an extremist hostility to white people.
Bell was for years a civil rights lawyer, but not an academic legal scholar of the sort who gets appointed as a full professor at one of the leading law schools. Yet he became a visiting professor at the Stanford law school and was a full professor at the Harvard law school.
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0bama's Black Muslim 'social justice' DOJ right there: Hate Whitey and do everything possible to get rid of him.
Ask me about the time I was told I couldn’t have a job because I am a white male.
‘Ask me about the time I was told I couldnt have a job because I am a white male.’
okay,... what about the time you couldn’t have job because you were a white male? (I hope it isn’t like the time I lost a job to an affirmative action hire)
Harvard also set up a Chair and Dept. of African-American Studies and choose veteran Communist Party organizer and agitator Ewart Guinier to head it.
Guinier and his communist wife Eugenia, were thrown out of Hawaii in the 1940’s for agitating the troops at a communist “canteen”t they had set up.
His daughter is law professor Lanie Guinier, who believes that if a white person wins an election for a political position in a majority black district, the winner should not get it. It has to go to a black person.
She is a mixture of marxism and black extremism, which is why the Senate didn’t give her a hearing for a federal position.
Harvard, part of the Red Triangle in Massachusetts.
Whatever twisted logic used for their justification of racism, it's great to read yet another mind-cleansing article by Thomas Sowell.
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Ask me about the time I was told I couldnt have a job because I am a white male.
okay,... what about the time you couldnt have job because you were a white male? (I hope it isnt like the time I lost a job to an affirmative action hire)
Funny you should mention that...
Some years ago I was approached by the FAA to become a safety inspector. The job looked very good and I jumped through all the government hoops required. The hiring manager then had me in a few times to discuss the job while the paperwork grinded along. On my last visit he asked me to step into his office and closed the door. Embarrassed, he then told me that he could not hire me because the FAA had ordered its managers not to hire any more white men until they hired more Women and People of Color. His words. Subsequently, he had to hire a woman with half my qualifications and one-third my experience. I am told she lasted 18 months.
Your Government at work, making flying safer...
“Your Government at work, making flying safer...”
A sad sorry state. Bleh.