Thursday, March 08, 2012

Bell and Obama

Despite calls from my adoring fan base, I do not plan on providing a lengthy defense of Derrick Bell in the wake of the "revelation" that Barack Obama hugged him. The simple reason is that I don't have the energy to respond to the GOP faux-scandal d'jour, and it feels like only yesterday that I wrote Bell's obituary. Bell's status as a warrior for racial justice, and one of the most important writers on race relations in America should be beyond question, and I'd rather just make believe that we're not so stunted as a society that we can be deluded into thinking Bell is the bad guy in our anti-racism saga.

1 comment:

troll_dc2 said...

I too want to read your expansive defense of critical race theory, but you don't need to add all of the footnotes.