Skip to comments.Bell, via Kagan, on Critical Race Theory: The Constitution Is the Problem
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 ...
. ..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,
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.
Traffic on 95 would be much better.
Bite your tongue~!
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.