Skip to comments.Obama Pal Derrick Bell: “I live to harass white folks” (VIDEO)
Posted on 03/09/2012 9:00:56 AM PST by maggief
Derrick Bell, the radical left-wing professor with whom Barack Obama developed a long association, once admitted during a television interview that he, lives to harass white folks.
Video emerged the other day of Obama as a law school student embracing Bells teachings on Critical Race Theory, the idea that the American political and justice systems are inherently racist.
Obama says in the video, Open your hearts and open your minds to the words of Prof. Derrick Bell, before physically embracing Bell. White House records show Bell repeatedly visited Obama in 2010.
Anyone get Soledad O’Brian’s comment on this? I’m sure she’ll dismiss this too.
Bell: ‘I Live To Harass White Folks’
DERRICK BELL SEES IRREVOCABLE PATTERN OF RACIAL OPPRESSION
Worcester Telegram & Gazette (MA) - Wednesday, February 19, 1992
Author: Lynne Tolman; Staff Reporter
“Black people will never gain full equality in this country,” Harvard Law School Professor DerrickBell said last night at Clark University.
“Even those herculean efforts we hail as successful will produce no more than temporary “peaks of progress,’ short-lived victories that slide into irrelevance as racial patterns adapt in ways that maintain white dominance,” he continued.
“This is a hard-to-accept fact that all history verifies. We must acknowledge it, not as a sign of submission, but as an act of ultimate defiance.”
“This “racial bonding’ by whites means that black rights and interests are always vulnerable to diminishment if not to outright destruction,” said Bell , who was invited to campus by the student group Speaker’s Forum as part of Black History Month.
“For white people who both deny racism and see a heavy dose of the Horatio Alger myth as the answer to blacks’ problems, how sweet it must be when a black person like Clarence Thomas stands in a public place and condemns as slothful and unambitious those blacks who are not making it,” he said.
Bell said racial bias is no longer starkly visible as in the days of Jim Crow, but there is a pattern. “When whites perceive that it will be profitable or at least cost-free to serve, hire, admit or otherwise deal with blacks on a non-discriminatory basis, they do so. When they fear - accurately or not - that there may be a loss, inconvenience or upset to themselves or other whites , discriminatory conduct usually follows.”
Racial oppression is likely permanent in the United States, Bell said. “My challenge here is to tell what I view as the truth about racism without causing disabling despair.”
Bell recalled the summer of 1964 when he was a civil rights worker in Mississippi. In the small, black town of Harmony, he asked local organizer Biona MacDonald where she and the other black families found the courage to continue the struggle for school desegregation in the face of intimidation from whites .
“Mrs. MacDonald looked at me and said slowly, seriously, “I can’t speak for everyone, but as for me, I am an old woman. I lives to harasswhitefolks .’ “
The woman recognized that powerless as she was, she could still use courage and determination as a weapon, Bell said. “She did not even hint that her harassment would topple whites ‘ well-entrenched power. Rather, her goal was defiance ... Mrs. MacDonald avoided discouragement and defeat because at the point that she determined to resist her oppression, she was triumphant.”
“I live to harass white folks.”
While infesting the country as a protected, utterly talentless, parasite in a ridiculously soft academic system made possible only by the hard work of generations of whites.
White people are so damn racist. /SARC
This clown merely recognized how sick Western man had become. It is unfair for blacks to take advantage of white sickness and the resulting inability to effectively resist assaults by “Third Worlders.”
Profound and succinct. Cheers!
“Bell repeatedly visited Obama in 2010”
Because Barry is a miserable bastard in need of a father-figure.
The only thing she "won" is going to come at the expense of the next black person the people she's been harrassing are going to encounter.
It is fair game for our politicians on the Hill to criticize Obama now, not fearing to be called racist!
No second chance after this election!
Another VICTIM MENTALITY loser. Just like obama and Withholder. My people are down because of whitie. It’s not because they could’nt cut the mustard. Or they were not qualified. It was because of whitie. Well Mr. “ only white boys get tenure” Bell. What about the white poor boys. Why are they down. Answer that you socialist fraud. Then shut up your ignorant racist mouth.
I live to harass white folks
Let me rephrase that for you professor (sic): “I live to harass Obama’s mama!”
Poor Barack...can’t brush Bell off as just someone who lives in the neighborhood or I wasn’t listening to ther sermons as I sat in the pews for 20 years. LOL!!!
if the racial repression is “irrevocable”, why was he wasting his time with all this?
Hey, Stephan Tawney, in case you missed it there was also a video released the other day of Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree saying that that video had been hidden.
Of course, he's backpedaling now!
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and yet we have WWII era seniors who are going to vote for Obama because he is a democrat and he needs a second chance. (and republicans want to take away their social security. never mind obamacare already did that)