MENTOR #2 : Professor DERRICK BELL
After graduating from Columbia University in New York City in 1982, Barack Obama takes a job with Chicago based group called Developing Communities Project. He easily finds and mingles with fellow Marxists in his circle of acquaintances. By 1985 he interacts with a network of well-to-do Jewish business people with communist leanings and is introduced to Tom Ayers, the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, Consolidated Edison. Obama finds him strangely fascinating for being a rich corporate head with serious communist beliefs. Ayers and his wife takes this young communist sympathizer under their wing and then arrange to have him enrolled at Harvard in spite of his poor grades at Columbia University
In 1988, Barack Obama, now 26 years old, begins has studies at Harvard Law School, his tuition being looked after by Tom and Mary Ayers. Tom advised Barack to study constitutional law, explaining that every good communist needs to find the weaknesses in a country's constitution before you can destroy or change it. Harvard, as with most universities, is populated by 95% Left-leaning academic scum. Obama is in his element and meets and is taught by his next mentor, Derrick Bell.
In a short while, Barack Obama became close or closer to Professor Bell than he ever was to Jeremiah Wright. Obama didn't merely sit in the pews absorbing Wright's anti-American filth, for Derrick Bell. No, he stood up and was filmed at a student rally praising the professor, shouting, "Open up your hearts and minds to the words of Professor Derrick Bell." The footage also shows Obama hugging his beloved professor. Here's what those students would be opening their hearts and minds to. (Note: Not surprisingly this film was hidden during the 2008 campaign.)
Derreck Bell is a close associate of Jeremiah Wright, a man who has been quoted by Jeremiah Wright regularly. This is a man who posited that the civil rights movement was too moderate because it accepted the status quo, and believed that the entire legal and constitutional system had to be transformed in radical fashion. This is a man so extreme that he wrote a story in 1993 in which he posited that white Americans would sell black Americans into slavery to aliens to relieve the national debt, and the Jews would go along with it. Barack didn't stand a chance with this kind of idealogy.
He then embraced the racially charged cause that the professor instigated. Both Obama and Bell demanded that Harvard hire professors on the basis of race. The Obama-Bell connection is the latest in a pattern of Barack's associations with individuals who promoted a racially divisive America. In 2008, the American public became mesmerized with Obama's Hope & Change retoric and dreamed an Obama presidency would usher in a post-racial era. That never materialized. Instead, Derrick Bell's racial world view is now manifesting in the policies of the Obama administration, particularly in Eric Holder's Justice Department, even if most in the media have failed willingly to cover them.
The Way I See It....Bell did more than advocate for race-based hiring. He was perhaps the worst Johnny Appleseed of a nasty racialist legal theory called Critical Race Theory. Critical Race Theory, in a nutshell, argues that the law is a weapon of the whites to oppress "people of color." It argues for "structural racism" -- the idea that American institutions are aligned against the blacks. Critical Race Theory does not view the law as applying equally to all Americans, but advocates for racially unfair implementation of the law to correct past injustices. It sounds like a lot of whinning victimhood to me.
Most of the crackpot racial grievance you hear today has a philosophical foundation in Professor Bell's Theory. It is a counter-American, collectivist, neoMarxist idea. Bell's history might be insignificant if he kept it to himself. But he didn't. He used his professorshop to inseminate this worldview to his students -- and as a mentor to Obama, who later used their teaching posts to bring Bell's views to the next generation. Race relations in America are worse off because too many people followed Obama's administration's example.