Law Professor Derrick Bell can’t be blamed for the racist we know as Barack Obama. As Obama stated in his book “Dreams From My Father,” he sought out Marxists, socialists, and progressives to help ferment a belief system that would help in carrying out his father’s, not his own dreams.
He would inevitably fail as Obama’s alleged father was an anti colonialist. This is understandable; for in his time, countries from the entire world, primarily Great Britain, would bring standing armies and literally put the citizens under their rule.
The United States has not pursued a policy of colonialism in recent history. One need only look to WWI and WW II, South Korea, and Vietnam as evidence that the U.S. does not occupy the vanquished. In fact, the exact opposite is the case of Japan, Germany, South Korea, and Vietnam. As a result, each country has been allies of the U.S. and excellent trading partners.
Accordingly in the video below the professor was introduced by “The Open Mind” host Richard D. Heffner. Obama professor Derrick Bell talks about his book Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence Of Racism (1992)
No less a luminary than Jesse Jackson has said that law professor Derrick Bell is “one of our movement’s giants, one of our true heroes” about his book “Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism,” published by Basic Books.
Historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has said the book is “energizing and infuriating.” And Professor Gates was on target when he notes that “this is a book that readers will want to fling across the room, or pore over with assiduous care.”
No, Professor Bell was not a giant but just another college professors using a soft-spoken voice to peddle his racist ideas to his willing flock. Obama just happened to be one of them at that moment in time.
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