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March 9th, 2012
07:27 PM ET

Obama's Harvard law professor challenged U.S. racism

By Tom Cohen, CNN

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. Eventually he resigned.

It would not be the last time Bell gave up a prized position for a principle. Years later, he left Harvard Law School - where he had been the first tenured African-American professor - over the lack of any black women on the faculty.

Bell was a legal scholar who broke racial barriers in a career that influenced students, including a young Barack Obama at Harvard. He died last October.

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  1. bl4ck0utsUn

    Or how about, smoking meth until your teeth fall out? Not telling your three year old not to run after a ball in the street, or put a fork in the toaster? Leave it to Beaver, white culture dies about 30 years ago!

    March 11, 2012 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Dduke

      Thank us for all you have

      I thank you for mud huts

      March 11, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bl4ck0utsUn

    Blacks have culture, Dduke! White culture, running to your job, letting the TV raise your children, what culture??? Shopping at Walmart 5 days a week?

    March 11, 2012 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Dduke

      you sound angry......them jungle roots activating??

      March 11, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • george wells

        Now that the anti-whites, anti-racists can't deal with the reality of white genocide they have taken another tactic.
        They pose as extreme so-called RACISTS,etc. – the stereotypes they have created, to smear those who merely defend the white race from genocide and extinction.

        March 11, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bl4ck0utsUn

    You people are INSANE! You really believe the color of your skin makes a person less or more human? Better or worse then another? Skin is sooo thin! Passed that we are all equal, everyone has the same needs, oxygen, water, nutrients. We are all susceptable to the same diseases! Hate, & pregitist, breed fear. Fear controls people! It's insane! Whites have preach hatered and pregitist so long, to make minorities feel they were less then equal to keep them under control, and now the whites have bought into their own lies! And the fear controls you! Insane and ignorant!

    March 10, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dduke

      Skin color no.....black culture is non human

      March 10, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • george wells

      Its not about race, not a divide and conquer thing really. Its about the survival of the white race. Don't have to be against others in order to be for yourself.

      The US Founders never would have imagined an American elite so corrupt that they would dissolve the people and import a new one. But how about the WHITES? There future?

      How is this not genocide:
      White countries are being flooded by non-whites. We are told to be TOLERANT. We are forced to integrate.

      With assimilation we see the extinction of one race only, the white race. Its not funny, not comedy, its white genocide.

      March 11, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. george wells

    I wonder why the issue of so-called racism is brought up so often. I believe its part of the anti-white propaganda effort to de-construct white society and re-build based upon a multi-racial basis. Only the continued existence of the white race prevent the creation of this brave new world.

    The US Founders never would have imagined an American elite so corrupt that they would dissolve the people and import a new one. But how about the WHITES? There future?

    How is this not genocide:
    White countries are being flooded by non-whites. We are told to be TOLERANT. We are forced to integrate.

    With assimilation we see the extinction of one race only, the white race. Its not funny, not comedy, its white genocide.

    March 10, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. racist

    If u aint white, u aint rite!

    March 10, 2012 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |
    • george wells

      How does that statement of yours further the interests of the white race and bring to an end the ongoing genocide of the white race? Please help us stop white genocide by going to the WHITEGENOCIDEPROJECT for info and links. Thanks.

      March 10, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. GeorgeBoston

    Africa for the Africans,Asia for the Asians,white countries for EVERYBODY!

    Mass immigration and "assimilation" forced on all white countries and ONLY white countries.

    Genocide is genocide,it makes no difference if it is accomplished by bullets and mustard gas,or mass immigration and social engineering.

    Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-white.

    March 10, 2012 at 4:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Dduke

      Here here and damn right......go back to Africa pleaseeee

      March 10, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • george wells

        The anti-whites have stereotyped whites as being Archie Bunker types. In the quest to stop white genocide, we need to look into not acting out the roles the anti-whites have cast for us. Think about it.

        March 11, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |