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.