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“The lack of realism among many highly educated people has been demonstrated in many ways.”

Waiting for ‘Meaningful Work’  by Thomas Sowell, Investor’s Business Daily

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When I saw signs in Yellowstone National Park warning visitors not to get too close to a buffalo, I realized that this was a warning that no illiterate farmer of a bygone century would have needed. No one would have had to tell him not to mess with a huge animal that literally weighs a ton, and can charge at you at 30 miles an hour.

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A radical organization known as the Pacific Educational Group (PEG) is actively promoting Derrick Bell’s Critical Race Theory in K-12 schools nationwide, with the approval of the Obama administration.   by KYLE OLSON

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Four more years for this bozo and there ain’t gonna’ be A U.S. Constitution. Good thing IS, that’s when the blood starts to flow..


via Breitbart/ Big Government  by BEN SHAPIRO

Yesterday, we explored President Barack Obama’s teachings at the University of Chicago Law School from 1996. We explored the first question (and answer) of his December 1996 final exam. Today, we move on to the second question.

To recap: question 1 revealed that President Obama does not believe that “tradition” is an important justification for laws; that he thinks childbearing and childrearing have almost nothing to do with marriage; and that legal realism is the way judicial decisions get made – i.e. that judges make decisions according to their own politics, rather than based on statute or law.

Question 2 is even more interesting, and sheds light on how deeply Obama was influenced by Derrick Bell‘s Critical Race Theory.

This question concerns a fictional “Mayor Dudley Duright,” the first African-American mayor of Wazoo City. The population of the city is 50 percent black and 50 percent white, and highly segregated. 

The Mayor decides to deal with two issues: racial disparities in city contracting, and racial disparities in the city’s Fire Department (foreshadowing the Ricci case, in which Justice Sonia Sotomayor was overruled). 

Obama’s fictional mayor hits on two solutions. To deal with city contracting, he takes money from Project HOPE (Obama’s already doing the hope thing) and uses it to help firms located principally in the “low-income community,” as a proxy for race. 

To deal with the disparity in racial composition of the Fire Department, the Mayor implements a plan wherein everyone takes a basic competence exam, and then a lottery takes place to select firefighters. The firefighters’ union in the state of Wazoo quickly launches a referendum to stop the plan, and use one based on merit through testing.

So, are these measures constitutional? Let’s look to Obama’s answer sheet.

Here’s Obama’s analysis of the contracting plan:

  • The first measure – the affirmative action contracting program – is constitutional, says Obama. Just because the Mayor knew that the plan would disproportionately benefit blacks “does not, by itself, prove invidious intent.” In this case, says Obama, the government is “simply interested in promoting opportunities for residents of poor communities, a disproportionate number of whom happen to be black.”
  • The problem isn’t with the program, Obama says; it’s with white contractors’ “unwillingness to relocate into ‘low-income’ communities or hire ‘low-income workers.’”
  • Overall, says Obama, “it would appear that under current Equal Protection doctrine, white plaintiffs would have a very difficult time proving that the Mayor’s plan is based on an invidious intent to discriminate against whites—a telling example, perhaps, of why an ‘intent’ test is now a particularly fruitful means of analyzing disparate impact claims in a society where the socio-economic disparities between the races are so stark, pervasive, and deeply rooted.” This seems vague, but what it’s saying is pure Critical Race Theory: in evaluating a law, we shouldn’t look to intent but to effect, because the system is simply so corrupt and perverse. This is the same logic underlying the Holder Justice Department’s attempt to shut down the Texas voter ID law: the notion that the system is too corrupt to allow for laws of neutral application to go forward.

And here’s Obama’s analysis of the Fire Department plan:

  • First, he acknowledges that it will be difficult to get the referendum struck down.
  • Then he launches into his real opinion – or what he calls his “more controversial” reading of the case law. The case law, Obama argues, “recognizes that blacks are burdened not only by intentional racism but also by facially neutral processes that nevertheless place blacks in a structurally subordinate position.” Affirmative action programs, Obama says, “help alleviate structural inequality.” While such programs aren’t constitutionally required, to Obama’s obvious chagrin (he scoffs at “the Court’s ‘negative charter of liberties’ reading of the Constitution and theories of judicial restraint”), he says that once implemented, they cannot be overruled. Why? Because the white majority cannot “change the rules of the game so as to make it more difficult for blacks and other minorities to achieve such affirmative programs through the give and take of the democratic process—by resort, for example, to state-wide initiatives and referendums in which minority influence is lessened.” This is a highly radical legal approach. It is based in critical race theory, which states that structural racism is inherent in the system; it is based in an anti-democratic notion that racial minorities must be allowed outsized influence over the process so as to prevent the white majority from reinforcing that structural racism. This is radical stuff.
  • And it gets even more radical. Obama argues that the Mayor could say that “there are no pre-political, non-racial, ‘legitimate ways to select a tire [sic] department or determine ‘merit.’ The Mayor’s plan is ‘racial’ in the sense that it represents an affirmative effort to increase black representation on the police force without resorting to quotas or lowering standards of performance.” In fact, this purely racial program is “no more racial than is the union’s plan to maintain the status quo through a regime of written examinations.” Note the moral relativism here: Obama believes that a battery of non-discriminatory tests is as discriminatory as a clear affirmative action program.
  • And Obama continues along these lines, reiterating his distrust for democracy: “The union is free to debate the pros and cons of the Mayor’s plan in the public square; it can put pressure on the City Council to block the Mayor’s proposal, and can organize to vote the Mayor out of office. What it cannot do is shift decision-making over these racially-charged issues to the state level, where (we assume) blacks have less of [sic] political clout.” In other words, you can vote on it; you can stump against it; what you cannot do is win by taking it to the people more broadly. Obama does admit that this newfangled approach will probably not fly with the Supreme Court.

So here’s what we’ve learned today. Lecturer Obama believed deeply in Critical Race Theory – so much so that he advocated creative legal strategies to argue Critical Race Theory into law. He thought that facially neutral statutes were discriminatory thanks to the racism of the system. He even argued that the people of the states be stripped of their power to change local law, if such changes cut against narrow minority interests.

More to come …

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Is that her name, or what it looks like?

BREAKING: Cassandra Butts: White House Counsel, Derrick Bell Acolyte

by J. Christian Adams

Butts, seen introducing Bell on the Harvard rally video, may have played key role in dismissal of the New Black Panther voter intimidation case.

via PJMedia

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Hate to burst your bubble Black Theologians and Black Islamists, but you are going to lose devastatingly so, when the RACE WAR you want, comes to pass. Such is life, eh?

Jeremiah Wright on Derrick Bell, Jesus, and the Jews: A Sermon Obama Could Not Have Missed   by JOEL B. POLLAK

Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama’s incendiary Chicago pastor, admired radical Harvard Law School professor Derrick Bell, inviting him to speak at Trinity United Church of Christ and referring to him from the pulpit. In one sermon, which Wright published in 1995 in a collection entitled Africans Who Shaped Our Faith: A Study of 10 Biblical Personalities, Wright referred specifically to Bell’s protest against Harvard–the same protest that Obama supported in a video released by last week. The sermon repeats the main doctrine of Bell’s Critical Race Theory–that the United States was founded on racism, and that America remains irredeemably racist. Wright also attacked “Jewish lawyers,” comparing the Jews of Jesus’s time to “Klansmen” and describing Jesus as a racial provocateur.

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Breitbart Lives..but uhh, the new comment thingy, STINKS..


Saving Soledad


CNN, in Trouble, Paints Derrick Bell as Champion of Racial Equality


CNN must have realized that O’Brien’s very public flameout had gone viral and that she was now a public laughing stock. This is the only explanation as to why this 1500 word monstrosity popped up on the cable net’s Web site.
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Judging Obama by His Antisemitic Friends


When Obama urged people to open up their hearts and minds to Bell, it was another case of him “cozying up” to an antisemite.


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Back in the day, Thomas Sowell did not think highly of Derrick Bell..

Thomas Sowell’s view of Derrick Bell 

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This only because of the media, not wanting #44’s past with Black Theology (I never heard a word Jermiah said) and Marxist teachings of Saul Alinsky (I’ss just a communiti organizer) TO become an issue, when it should be..

‘Bombshell’ video of Obama falls flat

via Yahoo News

But as PBS’ Andrew Golis noted, “there’s nothing new about the clip or Obama’s role in the controversy at Harvard Law School.”

“In 2008, as a part of our quadrennial election special The Choice 2008,” Golis wrote, “Frontline ran the same footage of the speech as a part of an exploration of Obama’s time at Harvard Law School, where he graduated in 1991. It’s been online at our site and on YouTube since then.” Golis added that Frontline obtained the footage from the archives of WGBH, PBS’ Boston affiliate. (More on the back story.)

“Is that it?” Soledad O’Brien asked Pollak in an interview on Thursday morning. “What part of that was the bombshell? Because I missed it.”

Pollack responded: “The bombshell is the revelation of the relationship between Obama and Derrick Bell … [Derrick Bell] passed away last year, but during his lifetime he developed a theory called critical race theory, which holds that the Civil Rights movement was a sham and that white supremacy is the order and it must be overthrown.”

The interview quickly devolved into an argument over the definition of critical race theory, with Jay Thomas, a Sirius radio host and a panelist on O’Brien’s show, jumping into the fray.

“Can I say something as a white person?” Thomas asked Pollak. “What are you frightened of? Are you frightened that some black people are going to do something to you? … What do you think Barack Obama’s going to do? Is there a secret black movement that’s going to start killing white people?”

The conversation got worse from there. “I’m glad you played the racism card,” Pollak fired back. “You’ve accused me of being a racist. You’ve accused me of being afraid of black people. And it doesn’t deserve a response. But let me respond anyway. I’m not afraid black people are going to be violent and take over the country. What I’m pointing out is that there’s a pattern in Barack Obama’s associations with Derrick Bell, with Reverend Wright, and it carries over into his governance because his Justice Department won’t treat black civil rights violators the same way it treats white civil rights violators.”

Journalists took to Twitter to poke fun at the controversy. “Breitbart’s CPAC speech = Lana Del Ray’s ‘Video Games’ video,” Slate’s Dave Weigel wrote on Twitter. “Actual Obama tape = Lana Del Ray on ‘SNL.'”

On CNN, Pollak promised more footage and more bombshells from Breitbart’s archives. “This is the beginning of a vetting process that begins with Andrew Breitbart‘s probe into Barack Obama’s time in Chicago and will continue,” he said.

Meet Derrick Bell and et al:


Read more: What Is a Critical Race Theorist? |


Origins of Critical Race Theory: W.E.B. DuBois

  • Perhaps one of the original critical race theorists, W.E.B. DuBois first wrote about how African-Americans experience the world in his book “The Souls of Black Folks.” In his book, DuBois claimed that African-Americans possess a “double consciousness,” which means that they encounter the world as both Americans and black people. His book set the stage for the evolution of critical race theory at the beginning of the 20th century.

African-American Theorists: Cornel West and Angela Davis

  • As critical race theory evolved, scholars like Cornel West and Angela Davis shaped a facet of critical race theory that evolved out of the liberal discourse of the civil rights movement in the United States. They argued that racism, as well as sexism and classism, were intimately involved in all facets of daily American life. Theorists like West and Davis demanded immediate social change, which they believed would level the playing field for African-Americans. For example, West insisted the American government make good on its promise to grant the descendants of African-American slaves reparations.

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