Derrick Bell is a name I had hoped to have long forgotten, until Breitbart’s team unearthed Barack Obama supporting Bell at Harvard.
In the early 1990s, one of the requirements for all students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) was to take a ‘diversity class’. This had to be either black studies, native american studies, women’s studies, or another class of the like. This requirement is still active, as far as I know.
I, as it turned out foolishly, opted to try the Black Studies course to fulfill my obligation for my degree. I still wonder what possessed me to sign up for the class. I got to the class, and it was in a larger lecture hall. The class had over 100 students, a vast majority of them white. Omaha does not have a large black population, and it is reflected in the University. The female instructor walked in at the base of the hall and started talking about what the course would be about, and the books we would read.
The first book announced was Derrick Bell’s And We Are Not Saved The Elusive Quest for Racial Justice. Other followed, but were of the same ilk. Since this was a Tuesday-Thursday class, and thus longer, the teacher started into the first lesson. Immediately, she started spouting the black supremacist racism from Bell’s writings and telling all the white people in the class they were evil. Society was inherently racist against blacks, the teacher whined. I, among some other students, started immediately trying to challenge the teacher’s assumptions but she dismissed us as ‘white racists’ who where blinded by our own evil.
I brought up the point in my argument against the teacher that there already was a word in the language for institutionalized racism: apartheid. She absolutely refused to use the word, however, because she knew the negative connotations that word had in the 1990s since South Africa was still an apartheid state at the time. Calling the United States policy towards blacks apartheid would have immediately diffused all credibility the teacher had, and she knew it. Pointing out the first documented cases of slavery were by blacks towards other blacks probably did not help endear me to the teacher. In fact, she claimed I was just making it up to justify my racism. However, it happened in Nubia, recorded in the scrolls of Egypt, as was taught to me in an ancient history class at the same university!
Needless to say, after the first class was complete, I walked over to the campus administrative offices and dropped the class right then and there. Later on in my academic career, I went to the Native American studies class and the professor for it was also biased, but he was biased as a fan of Russell Means, and a defender of Leonard Peltier. But, since Means is a noted libertarian, I had common ground with the professor and could work with him, unlike the black studies teacher who immediately dismissed me as racist. To note, I got an ‘A’ in the Native American studies class. I do not believe the black studies teacher is at UNO any longer, as I believe she left before getting tenure because enough students finally filed cases with the ombudsman.
Though the teacher no longer is at UNO, it does not mean the hate is still not being taught to our college children. The same hate was taught in seminary school in Chicago, according to my good friend, an ex-Lutheran minister. This is the same philosophy taught to followers of Louis Farrakhan, followers of Jeremiah Wright, followers of Al Sharpton, and followers of Jesse Jackson. It is hate, and the fact our president is so ingrained with these individuals should have been told to us in 2008 by the news media. It is espoused by ‘leaders’ of the community even here in Omaha, and at our educational institutions.
All of these individuals have turned their backs on Martin Luther King Jr. King said he wished people would “not judge a man by his skin, but the content of his character.’
Barack Obama, and these black supremacists he is a part of, has been judged, and I find him lacking any character.
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