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Bell, via Kagan, on Critical Race Theory: The Constitution Is the Problem
Big Government ^ | 3/11/12 | Joel B. Pollak

Posted on 03/11/2012 3:49:00 PM PDT by Nachum

In November 1985, the Harvard Law Review published an article by Derrick Bell that was a "classic" in the development of Critical Race Theory. The article was edited by then-student Elena Kagan, and was cited by Prof. Charles Ogletree in support of her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Barack Obama in 2010. The article makes clear that Critical Race Theory sees the U.S. Constitution as a form of "original sin"--a view later embraced by Obama as a state legislator, and reflected in his actions and appointments. The following is an excerpt from the non-fiction portion of the article; much of what follows is a fictional story that Bell intended as a parable of racial "fantasy." (99 Harv. L. Rev. 4)

At the nation's beginning, the framers saw more clearly than is perhaps possible in our more enlightened and infinitely more complex time the essential need to accept what has become the American contradiction. The framers made a conscious, though unspoken, sacrifice of the rights of some in the belief that this forfeiture was necessary to secure the rights of others in a society embracing, as its fundamental principle, the equality of all. And thus the framers, while speaking through the Constitution in an unequivocal voice, at once promised freedom for whites and condemned blacks to slavery....

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: bell; constitution; criticalracetheory; derrickbell; elenakagan; kagan; obama; scotus
Drip, drip, ...drip
1 posted on 03/11/2012 3:49:03 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

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Derrick Bell File

http://www.nachumlist.com/bell.htm


2 posted on 03/11/2012 3:50:51 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

3 posted on 03/11/2012 3:52:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Nachum
condemned blacks to slavery

Wonder if Kagan has ever heard of Crispus Atticks.

4 posted on 03/11/2012 3:54:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Nachum
effective remedies for harm attributable to discrimination in society in general will not be granted to blacks if that relief involves a significant cost to whites.

A bold assertion but...aren't lawyers supposed to back up their asertions with case law? Or evidence of some kind?

5 posted on 03/11/2012 3:57:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
Madison would kick Bammy's ass.

What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any new branch of commerce when he knows not that his plans may be rendered unlawful before they can be executed?

-James Madison
6 posted on 03/11/2012 4:00:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Nachum

add me to your list please!


7 posted on 03/11/2012 4:01:02 PM PDT by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: Nachum; EternalVigilance; justiceseeker93; ExTexasRedhead; Lauren BaRecall

One Supreme Court justice (Ruth Ginsburg) says that South Africa’s Constitution is better than ours. Now it turns out that Obama’s second Supreme Court appointment thinks that the Constitution is a problem to be dealt with. Why didn’t that come out during her confirmation hearing?


8 posted on 03/11/2012 4:04:22 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: cripplecreek

Obama is going to insure the type of tyranny that will destroy black people back to worse than slavery.


9 posted on 03/11/2012 4:05:55 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Nachum

As opposed to the dreams of later Utopians, our Framers met to form a government, one that could pass their collective muster and the people of the thirteen States.

They did not meet to create Heaven on earth. Thank goodness.


10 posted on 03/11/2012 4:08:24 PM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

If we fired everyone in office who swore to uphold and defend the Constitution and then did just the opposite, Washington DC would be a ghost town.


11 posted on 03/11/2012 4:10:02 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: antidemoncrat

My hatred of these communists is beyond words. FFFUUUBBBOOO!!!

FFFFUUUEEEKKK!!!


12 posted on 03/11/2012 4:11:35 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: antidemoncrat
If we fired everyone in office who swore to uphold and defend the Constitution and then did just the opposite, Washington DC would be a ghost town.

I'm game.
13 posted on 03/11/2012 4:13:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Nachum
what a bunch of fluken' psychobabble BS!

please add me to you ping list

14 posted on 03/11/2012 4:14:47 PM PDT by GILTN1stborn
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To: JudgemAll

I have a theory about Obama

it’s called “critical ass theory.”


15 posted on 03/11/2012 4:17:20 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Nachum

Thank you for reminding me to take my blood pressure medicine.


16 posted on 03/11/2012 4:18:39 PM PDT by pops88 (Geek chick over 50)
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To: Clintonfatigued

“One Supreme Court justice (Ruth Ginsburg) says that South Africa’s Constitution is better than ours. Now it turns out that Obama’s second Supreme Court appointment thinks that the Constitution is a problem to be dealt with. Why didn’t that come out during her confirmation hearing?”

It would not matter if this was brought up. She would have lied!


17 posted on 03/11/2012 4:23:01 PM PDT by Roklok
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To: Nachum
these two are complete fools (professor & student)
the "professor" never should have received tenure
& the student failed....reprimanded.

18 posted on 03/11/2012 4:24:42 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: PGR88
"I have a theory about Obama
it’s called “critical ass theory."
or I'll screw the country (economy/deficit $$$$/corruption) and take as many
golfing/vacations possible...but, your theory is valid, too. :-)

19 posted on 03/11/2012 4:40:19 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: Nachum

Yep, we just need to get rid of that pesky Constitution all those bitter clingers still worship.

Hell, let’s just get rid of the bitter clingers.

Next stop, Ameritopia!


20 posted on 03/11/2012 4:51:34 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: BenLurkin

Founders bump


21 posted on 03/11/2012 4:54:59 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Nachum
Related Breitbart article

WHAT IS CRITICAL RACE THEORY?

. ..To create a more equal world, the Constitution and the legal system would have to be endlessly criticized –hence critical theory –and torn down from within.

The Marxist criticism of the system was called critical theory; the racial criticism of the system was therefore called Critical Race Theory. So,

22 posted on 03/11/2012 5:12:32 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: antidemoncrat
If we fired everyone in office who swore to uphold and defend the Constitution and then did just the opposite, Washington DC would be a ghost town.

Testify, my man. We could probably light the country from turbines powered by our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves from our current state.
23 posted on 03/11/2012 5:15:33 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: Nachum

These Big Government guys are firing on all four cylanders under Joel Pollak.

I wonder if Bell visited the White House in connection with the Kagan nomination.


24 posted on 03/11/2012 5:24:09 PM PDT by Piranha (If you seek perfection you will end up with Democrats.)
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To: Nachum

ping


25 posted on 03/11/2012 6:09:22 PM PDT by eagles_rest (The truth will set you free. Amen)
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To: Nachum
After reading this, I can't believe Kagan was confirmed. Whose next, Van Jones?
26 posted on 03/11/2012 7:28:24 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: cripplecreek

Traffic on 95 would be much better.


27 posted on 03/11/2012 7:34:07 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: When do we get liberated?
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28 posted on 03/11/2012 7:40:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
After reading this, I can't believe Kagan was confirmed. Whose next, Van Jones?

Bite your tongue~!

29 posted on 03/11/2012 8:04:16 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

NACHUM: Not “drip, drip, drip”, but “tick, tick, tick!”

It’s gonna get better thanks to Breitbart and other investigative journalists.

Another leftist will be exposed in the next week or two - close to Obama.

You betcha!


30 posted on 03/11/2012 8:36:46 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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