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Exclusive: Obama Letter to Bell to Blurb 'Dreams from My Father
Big Government ^ | Joel B Pollak

Posted on 04/26/2012 9:20:12 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA

Race Theory professor Derrick Bell did not end after Harvard Law School--and certainly not at the April 24, 1990 rally at which Obama embraced Bell, literally and figuratively. Breitbart News has discovered a letter sent by Obama to Bell in February 1995 in which Obama asks Bell to review--and to blurb--an early version of Obama’s autobiography, then entitled Dreams of My Father.

The letter is preserved in the archives of New York University, to which Bell donated his papers. The archives--which are open to the public--include Bell’s papers from decades of research, writing, teaching, and speaking. The website for the archives lists some of Bell’s notable correspondents, but omits Obama. Though the archives do not permit full publication without permission of the copyright holder, some excerpts can be provided.

The letter, dated February 3, 1995, is on a letterhead from Davis, Miner, Barnhill and Galland, the civil rights law firm that hired Obama. Over two pages, Obama brings Bell up to date on his career in Chicago, mentions that he is using Bell’s textbook with his own students, and asks him for help in reviewing, and promoting, Dreams:

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: breitbart; derrickbell; dogeater; dreams; dreamsfrommyfather; obama; radicalleft; vetting; vettingobama
Quote from the letter:

As for me, I’m keeping busy in Chicago. I’m currently working at Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland here in Chicago, a small firm specializing in employment discrimination and voting rights/civil rights cases. I’m also teaching a seminar on race and the law at the University of Chicago law school -- your casebook has been an invaluable reference guide for that.

The main reason I’m writing to you, though, has to do with a book that I’ve been writing, on again, off again, for the past two years. Originally, the book (called Dreams of My Father) was going to be a series of essays on issues of race and class, but as it has evolved it’s become a memoir of my family and my experiences as an organizer in Chicago...

Your name came to mind as somebody whose insight I’ve always appreciated, so I’ve enclosed an advanced reader’s edition of the book. If you have time to read it and think it’s worth of a plug, I’d be thrilled...

Looks like all these past radical associations that Obummer and the Regime have worked very hard to scrub are starting to make their way into the daylight again. Great investigative work by the Breitbart people again. At least there are a few real journalists left.

1 posted on 04/26/2012 9:20:27 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: Lazlo in PA
This is the original blurb on the back of Dreams that the Regime scrubbed when it was reprinted before Obummer ran for Pres.:

Dreams from My Father is a beautifully written chronicle of a gifted young man marked and molded by a family whose love for him was as deep as its diversity was daunting. We hear in Barack Obama’s soaring book that survival demands resilience in the face of frustrated expectations, and that one’s committed opposition to the destructive tides of America’s obsession with color cultivates a vision of life that is nourished by struggle.

- Derrick Bell, author of Faces at the Bottom of the Well

The regime knows this guy is bad news as evidenced by their eliminating this from the reprint of the book. It also disproves the lie that Obummers radicalism was just a passing fad in college. He was active in this philosophy well after it.

2 posted on 04/26/2012 9:25:52 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

So Obama was supposed to get past “America’s obsession with color”? When exactly did that happen— between Beer Summits?


3 posted on 04/26/2012 9:29:42 AM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: Lazlo in PA

bttt


4 posted on 04/26/2012 9:31:48 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Lazlo in PA

Drip, drip, drip. Will anyone care come November?


5 posted on 04/26/2012 9:33:53 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Lazlo in PA

obama tells Bell it’s called Dreams OF My Father. Bell writes Dreams FROM My Father. I’m not convinced he read it.


6 posted on 04/26/2012 9:49:11 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: Lazlo in PA

ping


7 posted on 04/26/2012 9:50:38 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Terry Mross

>> I’m not convinced he read it. <<

Typical of the blurbing class?


8 posted on 04/26/2012 10:00:58 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Lazlo in PA

No one cares. Seriously. No one except for those who all ready would not vote for BHO cares. 9 out of 10 people on the street would not even know who Bell was, and if you told them would shrug their shoulders and not think it a big deal.


9 posted on 04/26/2012 10:01:46 AM PDT by hitchwolf
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To: Lazlo in PA

How presumptuous to write an autobiography at age 35, more so when you have accomplished diddly squat.


10 posted on 04/26/2012 10:14:40 AM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I find it amusing that I forget about our obsession with color until someone mentions our obsession with color.


11 posted on 04/26/2012 10:24:34 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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To: Lazlo in PA
specializing in employment discrimination and voting rights/civil rights cases.... the book (called Dreams of My Father) was going to be a series of essays on issues of race and class

Barry is no different than Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. He's all about race and class warfare. He his the most dangerous person ever to sit in the White House.

12 posted on 04/26/2012 10:34:43 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Lazlo in PA; All
Iowahawk: Dreams of My Foosball
13 posted on 04/26/2012 10:43:10 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Sure he is/was a radical who would destroy this country from the inside out, but Romney isn’t our first choice so who cares if we keep him in office for four more years.


14 posted on 04/26/2012 11:44:04 AM PDT by shreve884
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To: Terry Mross

Shouldn’t the title have been, Dreams Of My Drunken Deadbeat Father Who Abandoned Me?


15 posted on 04/26/2012 11:58:42 AM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: cll
How presumptuous to write an autobiography at age 35, more so when you have accomplished diddly squat.

Presumptuous? Hey, that's nobama's middle name. Along with arrogant and narcissistic.

16 posted on 04/26/2012 12:07:56 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: Lazlo in PA
From a recent Jack Cashill interview, Obama was given a large advance on the book. When he didn't follow through they wanted their money back.
17 posted on 04/26/2012 12:10:09 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Lazlo in PA
"Dreams from My Father is a beautifully written chronicle of...the destructive tides of America’s obsession with color... - Derrick Bell, author of Faces at the Bottom of the Well

Fixed.

Bobo didn't get much for his ask. That is lame as sh!t.

18 posted on 04/26/2012 12:25:49 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: peeps36

You should really give him credit for being a polygamist a as well. It is quite difficult to court and satisfy 3 wives.


19 posted on 04/26/2012 1:04:14 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: peeps36

You should really give him credit for being a polygamist a as well. It is quite difficult to court and satisfy 3 wives.


20 posted on 04/26/2012 1:05:58 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

the destructive tides of America’s obsession with color cultivates a vision of life that is nourished by struggle.

Me thinks Odummdumm has been projecting his own inner obcessions with race onto others his whole life.
I think I will put that in my book entitled, Nightmeres relating to a Punk Commie President.


21 posted on 04/26/2012 1:12:42 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: peeps36

You should really give him credit for being a polygamist a as well. It is quite difficult to court and satisfy 3 wives.


22 posted on 04/26/2012 1:12:54 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

The left has pretty much ruined the word “struggle”.


23 posted on 04/26/2012 1:40:19 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick
The left has pretty much ruined the word “struggle”.

I think Hitler did that first.

24 posted on 04/26/2012 1:47:49 PM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: shreve884
Sure he is/was a radical who would destroy this country from the inside out, but Romney isn’t our first choice so who cares if we keep him in office for four more years.

Those who think like that will tell us there is no significant difference between The Marxist and Willard.

Personally, I'm convinced they're (A) talking through their sphincters, (B) totally nuts or, (C) greatly underestimating The Marxist (especially when he's unleashed for a second term).

They, of course, insist I'm underestimating Willard.

25 posted on 04/26/2012 2:47:37 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Lazlo in PA
- Derrick Bell, author of Faces at the Bottom of the Well

At first I thought the title was "Faeces at the Bottom of the Well"./s


26 posted on 04/26/2012 4:13:06 PM PDT by magooey (The Mandate of Heaven resides in the hearts of men.)
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27 posted on 04/26/2012 5:01:46 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Keep up the great work Breitbart Staff.

Vet this guy as no one did in 2008.


28 posted on 04/26/2012 6:26:58 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: cll

Most affirmative action idiots think they have accomplished something, but professional pissing and moaning is not worth anything except to them and the parasites they support.


29 posted on 04/27/2012 7:15:52 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: cll

Most affirmative action idiots think they have accomplished something, but professional pissing and moaning is not worth anything except to them and the parasites they support.


30 posted on 04/27/2012 7:15:59 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I want to know who the gray poneytails are.


31 posted on 04/27/2012 8:32:21 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah...OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Are the “gray ponytails” like the “Gray Panthers”?

Gray Ponytails.

New Black Panther Party.

32 posted on 04/27/2012 8:35:45 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah - OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: peeps36

“My Drunken MARXIST/COMMUNIST/FASIST (sic) Deadbeat Father


33 posted on 04/27/2012 8:46:30 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah - OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: Leep
“I think I will put that in my book entitled, Nightmares relating to a Punk Commie President.”

hummingbird is available for a book blurb if you think it would help! /s

34 posted on 04/27/2012 8:55:52 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah - OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

” If you have time to read it and think it’s worth of a plug, I’d be thrilled...”

Harvard, eh ?


35 posted on 04/27/2012 3:33:16 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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To: opentalk

What you find....is that he really can’t write anything beyond speeches. He can toss together two pages of four-star material for a political speech very easily....which he knows that he has that talent. I suspect that when he got down to writing two hundred pages....it just didn’t work. There are a number of political figures around today....who will claim that they write books, but the vast number all use a ghost writer as part of the effort. I think Obama ended up doing the same thing.


36 posted on 04/28/2012 3:42:07 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

You think he writes his speeches?


37 posted on 04/28/2012 10:44:26 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: EveningStar

This is exactly why I should be reading Iowahawk every week. ROFLMAO. Thanks!


38 posted on 04/30/2012 8:26:48 AM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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