Last September, in an item about Benjamin Netanyahu, I tossed off my casual view that Republican Jews I know tend to be paranoid about black anti-Semitism and see it lurking everywhere. An enraged Joel Pollak branded this a smear. "I challenge Chait," he replied, "to name one 'left-of-center black politician' – ... More »
ABC's Jake Tapper pats himself on the back for debunking another Andrew Breitbart-originated race-baiting effort. But in doing so, Tapper implies he accepts the race-baiting premise, reminding blacks once again that if you say or doShow More Summary
Background: Soledad O’Brien managed to look like an utter idiot on CNN on Thursday when Breitbart.com’s Joel Pollak casually eviscerated her over the concept of critical race theory (CRT). (pause) OK, deeper background: CRT is more or...Show More Summary
They're not even making any sense. The writer claims, at the end, that this episode is proof of the media's vigilance in vetting Obama in 2008. He ignores the fact that the book he relies on for this proposition was...
Fox News and MSNBC contributor Sally Kohn is a former student and teaching assistant of Derrick Bell, the late law professor who has become a posthumous target of the right this week. "Derrick Bell was one of the first legal scholars to talk about race in America," writes Kohn. Show More Summary
Conservatives are criticizing Barack Obama over a 1991 video that shows him warmly introducing and hugging former Harvard Law professor Derrick Bell, known as the father of "critical race theory." Thursday on CNN, conservative pundit...Show More Summary
Earlier this week and after much hype, Big Government’s Editor at Large Ben Shapiro unveiled a video of a young Barack Obama praising and hugging late Harvard Law Professor Derrick Bell. Shapiro claimed the video was purposefully hidden by supporters of Obama in 2008, citing a few seconds of video they released from a lecture [...]
Washington (CNN) - When Derrick Bell was a young lawyer in the Department of Justice's new Civil Rights Division in the late 1950s, his supervisor told him to drop his membership in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Bell refused, and soon saw his caseload reduced and desk moved into the hallway. [...]
And today, the Heritage Foundation tries to jump on the Breitbart.com bandwagon, with another BOMBSHELL post screaming that Derrick A. Bell Visited the White House Twice in 2010!!! Just two little problems with this absurd attempt at...Show More Summary
Last night, Breitbart.com released a video of President Barack Obama fully embracing radical Marxist Harvard Professor Derrick Bell. Now,...
The viral video that Andrew Breitbart claimed would ruin President Obama’s chances for reelection is yet to produce a smoking gun. Law Professor Charles Ogletree is seen commenting on Obama’s introduction of Derrick Bell, telling a crowd, “Of course we hid this throughout the 2008 campaign. Show More Summary
Barack Obama: “Open your hearts and open your minds to the words of Professor Derrick Bell.” Professor Derrick Bell: “I live to harass white folks.” Via Breitbart TV: Barack Obama: “White folks greed runs a world in need.” All of … Continue reading ?
Everybody is talking about Derrick Bell. Ever since Breitbart.com and Buzzfeed simultaneously "scooped" a 1991 video of Obama speaking at a rally supporting Bell, the controversial law professor, who was little-known to most Americans,...Show More Summary
Sean Hannity revealed his exclusive, ground-breaking video this week of Barack Obama speaking at a protest for controversial Harvard professor Derrick Bell. Even though the...
From "The Redding News Review"EXPERT: DERRICK BELL WAS NOT RACIST, WAS NONVIOLENT Texas A&M's Dr. Tommy J. Curry said that Harvard professor's "Critical Race Theory", which examines racism as a structural barrier, is not racist in response...Show More Summary
Derrick Bell's theories are only "bizarre" and "radical" to people who are willfully blind to American history.
I've been holding off on writing something about the bizarre spectacle of the Derrick Bell "exposé" that has consumed the nuttier corners of the right in the last couple of days, simply because it's so weird and pathetic that I wasn't sure exactly how to talk about it beyond simple ridicule. Show More Summary
So, Sean Hannity's "explosive" and "exclusive" take of President Obama speaking out for Harvard Law Professor Derrick Bell. It was supposed to finally be the "vetting" Obama never got in the campaign. It also turned out to be pretty lame -- and a made-for-The-Daily-Show moment.
Last night on 'Hannity' Sarah Palin was asked about the recently publicized video of Barack Obama introducing the law professor Derrick Bell, and Obama's other controversial associations. Her answer was a doozy. Palin insisted that Obama...Show More Summary
David French has posted a blog at NRO about the Derrick Bell story that seems to me so exactly right that it spares me the job of writing my own memories of that period in Harvard Law history.