Critical Race Theory: What It Is, And Why It Matters

Liberals have been claiming that Derrick Bell was not a radical.

That's awfully funny, given that arch-liberal Michael Tomasky, in a column making fun of the right for making an issue out of this, cannot contest the proposition that Bell was a radical.

Obama undeniably pays homage to Bell, whose views on race and the law in America were undeniably radical.

Undeniably. And yet most liberals aren't on this page, because they are all-in on denying the undeniable.

Bretibart.com's Ben Shapiro explains the theory and its aims.

This criticism mirrored a Marxist attack long voiced in academia: that the Constitution had been a capitalist document incapable of allowing for the redistributionist change necessary to create a more equal world. To create a more equal world, the Constitution and the legal system would have to be endlessly criticized – hence critical theory – and torn down from within.

The Marxist criticism of the system was called critical theory; the racial criticism of the system was therefore called Critical Race Theory.

So, what does CRT believe? In their primer, Critical Race Theory, Richard Delgado (one of the movement’s founders) and Jean Stefancic set out some basic principles:

1. “Racism is ordinary, not aberrational”;
2. “Our system of white-over-color ascendancy serves important purposes, both psychic and material.”

When taken together, these principles have serious ramifications. First, they suggest that legal rules that stand for equal treatment under law – i.e. the 14th Amendment – can remedy “only the most blatant forms of discrimination.” The system is too corrupted, too based on the notion of white supremacy, for equal protection of the laws to ever be a reality. The system must be made unequal in order to compensate for the innate racism of the white majority.

Second, these principles suggest that even measures taken to alleviate unequal protection under the law – for example, the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education – were actually taken for nefarious purposes, to serve white interests. This is exactly what Derrick Bell believed: he said that Brown had only been decided in order to prevent the Soviet Union from using American racial inequality as a public relations baton to wield against the white-majority United States.

Overall:

So here’s what we’re left with, in simple terms. Racism cannot be ended within the current system; the current system is actually both a byproduct of and a continuing excuse for racism. Minority opinions on the system are more relevant than white opinions, since whites have long enjoyed control of the system, and have an interest in maintaining it.

Shapiro goes on to note how Critical Race Theory informs so much of the Obama Administration, from a Justice Department that refuses to prosecute black racial malefactors, to race-conscious supreme court nominees (a "wise Latina" must, by nature of her race and gender, render better opinions than a white man), and so forth.

Radical? To a majority of the country-- which is the correct test -- it is undeniably radical.

As at least one liberal is capable of admitting.

Posted by: Ace at 05:07 PM



Comments

1 Racism is now anything a liberal doesn't agree with.

Posted by: real joe at March 13, 2012 05:10 PM (Fv1d1)

2 Hmmmm

Posted by: jem at March 13, 2012 05:10 PM (0oYHO)

3 Ace today is like the guy who hasn't been laid in a year who finally finds a girl who will sleep with him. He will go for hours but only last 10 minutes each time

Posted by: Mr Pink at March 13, 2012 05:10 PM (kTUSr)

4 There's nothing radical about this, you racist honkey white-trash cracker motherf*ckers!

Posted by: Cornel West at March 13, 2012 05:11 PM (v+QvA)

5 John Voight channels Andrew Breitbart: http://tinyurl.com/JVisAB

Posted by: not really here at March 13, 2012 05:11 PM (0AkWH)

6 All of you people are clearly racists.

Posted by: cherry at March 13, 2012 05:12 PM (OhYCU)

7 Lemme splain b english: Whity bad berry berry bad.

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 13, 2012 05:13 PM (i6RpT)

8 Shorter definition of CRT: White people are all inherently, genetically, irrevocably RACISTS!1!!1!!1!Eleventy1!!11!11

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 13, 2012 05:13 PM (d0Tfm)

9 In other words......"Burn Whitey Burn!"

Posted by: wheatie at March 13, 2012 05:13 PM (aykLa)

10 The whole police officer "acting stupidly" thing makes a lot of sense now, in the light of Derrick Bell

Posted by: bertha at March 13, 2012 05:14 PM (29EJR)

11 Readers Digest Condensed Version:

Paybacks a bitch, Whitey.

Posted by: Zombie Derrick Bell at March 13, 2012 05:14 PM (C8hzL)

12 This was what he meant by 'change' in 'HopeNChange.'

Posted by: nickless at March 13, 2012 05:14 PM (MMC8r)

13 I judge you by the count of your melanin

Posted by: cherry at March 13, 2012 05:14 PM (OhYCU)

14 They want what they want. CRT is just another Any stick in a fight.

Posted by: toby928© at March 13, 2012 05:15 PM (GTbGH)

15 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable tyrant.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 13, 2012 05:15 PM (8y9MW)

16 Barack knows what it's like to be hated by rich, White people!!!

Posted by: Reverend Wright at March 13, 2012 05:15 PM (GsBJY)

17 Cil my landlord

Posted by: Derrick Bell at March 13, 2012 05:16 PM (GTbGH)

18
Hmmm.

We elect the first black president (well, counting Billy Jeff Cliton, the second one), andall of a sudden we're all racists?

'Splain it to me, Lucy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 13, 2012 05:16 PM (d0Tfm)

19 Racism is now anything a liberal doesn't agree with.

From the description, change liberal to minority and that's the short definition of CRT.

Posted by: Heorot at March 13, 2012 05:16 PM (Nq/UF)

20 Mr. Obama, tear down this Constitution!

Posted by: Zombie Derrick Bell at March 13, 2012 05:16 PM (v+QvA)

21 By whatever means necessary to turn your stuff into my stuff.

Posted by: WalrusRex at March 13, 2012 05:17 PM (Hx5uv)

22 Without the MFM covering for these assholea they would be shamed into irrelevancy. Imagine a tea party leader who was hailed by Romney loudly proclaiming that the US government is inherently racist against whites, and Romney telling children to read his books where he said that. Now what would be the outcry in our mFM?

Posted by: Mr Pink at March 13, 2012 05:17 PM (kTUSr)

23 Hey! Remember when Obama faulted the Constitution because it did't allow for redistribution of wealth?

A clue! A clue! Obama not only hung around with these people, he subscribes to the theory, and that there is the proof!

Posted by: Miss Marple at March 13, 2012 05:17 PM (GoIUi)

24 And the space traders! Don't forget about the space traders!

Posted by: Kensington at March 13, 2012 05:17 PM (/AHDz)

25 Honkies be honking.

Posted by: The Prezdint at March 13, 2012 05:18 PM (lVGED)

26 #3-I really don't want to know what commentators think about Ace's sexual habits; I don't even want to know what Ace thinks of them.

Perhaps he just found lots of subjects he wanted to write about.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 13, 2012 05:18 PM (/bVc5)

27 Glenn Beck was right? Glenn Beck was right?

Posted by: cherry at March 13, 2012 05:18 PM (OhYCU)

28 CRT is extremely dangerous. As is Nation of Islam. As is Jeremiah Wright. As is......


Posted by: Texas T at March 13, 2012 05:18 PM (YItiX)

29 Not all of us. I dig black meat.

Posted by: Sandy Fluke at March 13, 2012 05:18 PM (LQIyD)

30 Racism cannot be ended within the current system; the current system is
actually both a byproduct of and a continuing excuse for racism.
Minority opinions on the system are more relevant than white opinions,
since whites have long enjoyed control of the system, and have an
interest in maintaining it.


Geez, this stuff seems about as relevant as "the Mensheviks are evil, especially that asshole Trotsky". The left really needs some new material.

Posted by: pep at March 13, 2012 05:19 PM (6TB1Z)

31 Anything a white person says/thinks/does is racist and is to be disregarded.

Any non-white who agrees with said white person, has been 'coerced' somehow into that agreement and therefore is also to be disregarded.

The great crutch can never die.

/I denounce myself now and forever, to please the gods of political correctness.

Posted by: Generic at March 13, 2012 05:19 PM (szPD/)

32
There we were, cruising along, minding our own business, treating each other with respect, just like we've always done, and along comes a guy who claims to bea uniter and instead is the biggest divider we've ever elected.

WTF?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 13, 2012 05:19 PM (d0Tfm)

33
if you follow it, Soledad only has the career she has BECAUSE of critical race theory.

Ever notice just how many black people are featured on tv, when compared to Asians and people of other races?

Jesse Jackson went on a rant many years ago about the dearth of black on tv in places of high importance on tv, like doctors and shit.

Now all we have are black doctors, black lawyers, black hosts, black this and black that...

Sorry if it sounds racist, but I notice things like this...

Cuz apparently I am unconsciously racist, but then again, Jesse noticed too many white boys, and probably JEWS TOO, on tv...

Such a mess.

And Soli knows where she comes from.

That's why she got so defensive.

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Romney at March 13, 2012 05:19 PM (IZVaq)

34 Obama has turned me into a racist.

Posted by: Cast Iron at March 13, 2012 05:19 PM (EL+OC)

35 Remember when Obama faulted the Constitution because it did't allow for redistribution of wealth?

It only has "negative rights," as I recall.

God, please spare us from 4 more years of this man-child and his ilk.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 13, 2012 05:19 PM (8y9MW)

36 One word: False Consciousness.

Posted by: toby928© at March 13, 2012 05:19 PM (GTbGH)

37 "Cil my landlord
Posted by: Derrick Bell at March 13, 2012 05:16 PM (GTbGH)"

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Open up your hearts and minds to the words of Professor Derrick Bell!

Posted by: Baraka Soetoro at March 13, 2012 05:20 PM (/AHDz)

38 I know this isn't an open thread but wanted to ask if anyone has an idea why "Act of Valor" isn't doing better? It's had about $56M in three weeks but I expected a movie where American warriors are the good guys to do better. Any thoughts?

Posted by: Carlos at March 13, 2012 05:20 PM (JnAl2)

39 Derrick Bell?? Didn't he play in the NFL or NBA?

Posted by: Thomas at March 13, 2012 05:20 PM (AjYMA)

40 Again, let's not dignify this childish gibberish with the name "theory". It is to theory as Rosie O'Donnell is to Kate Upton.

Posted by: pep at March 13, 2012 05:21 PM (6TB1Z)

41 I do think the only conclusionproponents of this line of thinkingcan draw is that the intent is not just to bring down THIS system, but the one that replaces it must be an exact reversal of roles. I don't see how it works otherwise, since raw numbers would always work against you, if you believe what you say.

White people must be enslaved. Is there any other way?

Posted by: BurtTC at March 13, 2012 05:21 PM (TOk1P)

42 Damn right crackas! That's why I'm livin' lobster large on your racist dime, suckas!

Posted by: Michelle O at March 13, 2012 05:21 PM (LQIyD)

43 I dig black meat.

Sandra, shut up. You like dog meat.

Posted by: cherry at March 13, 2012 05:21 PM (OhYCU)

44 Eh. Whatever. Let's give him 4 more years. At least he's not in our bedrooms.

Posted by: The 52% at March 13, 2012 05:21 PM (/AHDz)

45 You want to see real, no shit racism, you've got to leave the U.S. Practically everywhere else is frankly racist as all hell.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 13, 2012 05:21 PM (f6OFM)

46 "His administration has been an ode to CRT. He appointed Elena Kagan to
the Supreme Court; she had no judicial background, and no record to
speak of. But we do know one thing about her: she helped Derrick Bell
usher a seminal CRT piece into the Harvard Law Review in 1985.
As Bell stated, “Several editors worked with me on the piece but Elena
Kagan was the articles editor … There was real dedication and support by
Elena.”

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Every once in while I read something that makes me blink..... hard.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 13, 2012 05:22 PM (C8hzL)

47
39Derrick Bell?? Didn't he play in the NFL or NBA?

Posted by: Thomas at March 13, 2012 05:20 PM (AjYMA)
MLB.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 13, 2012 05:22 PM (f6OFM)

48 Cuz apparently I am unconsciously racist, but then again, Jesse noticed too many white boys, and probably JEWS TOO, on tv...

Ahem, I believe you mean "hymies". Racist.

Posted by: Jesse Jackson at March 13, 2012 05:22 PM (6TB1Z)

49 The funny thing is that all of their blathering on about being oppressed because they (black people) were brought over here as slaves falls COMPLETELY apart when they are asked about black slaves in black countries.

Because it CAN'T be racism then, now can it?

And they conveniently forget that blacks only constitute 12% of the US population, and that percentage is consistently getting smaller all the time because of the frighteningly high abortion statistics in the black community.

I would imagine that many of the black people who immigrate to this country are so thrilled at the opportunities available to them that they shun the "Black" party line and vote Republican.

Funny thing is that they are more authentically "African-American" than most blacks in this country.....

Posted by: Teres in Fort Worth, TX at March 13, 2012 05:23 PM (0xqzf)

50 the intent is not just to bring down THIS system, but the one that replaces it must be an exact reversal of roles.

It's all about reparations revenge.


Posted by: Generic at March 13, 2012 05:23 PM (szPD/)

51 Derrick Bell?? Didn't he play in the NFL or NBA?

He played outfield for the Astros for a while.

Posted by: Meiczyslaw at March 13, 2012 05:23 PM (bjRNS)

52 When will white do what's right
When will yellow be mellow
When will black get back

Posted by: Some Reverend that Obama never met at March 13, 2012 05:24 PM (kTUSr)

53
Now all we have are black doctors, black lawyers, black hosts, black this and black that...
Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Romney at March 13, 2012 05:19 PM (IZVaq)
To your point, to see the influence of TV, ask a liberal what proportion of the population is black. Most common answer is ca. 30%. Correct answer: 12.5%.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 13, 2012 05:25 PM (f6OFM)

54 52
When will white do what's right

When will yellow be mellow

When will black get back


When will aubergine come clean?

Posted by: pep at March 13, 2012 05:25 PM (6TB1Z)

55 Anybody EVER see any of obama's white relatives?

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 13, 2012 05:25 PM (i6RpT)

56 The JEF's adoring cheerleaders in the media....who declare that it is "racist!" to criticize anything he does....are too stupid to realize that in doing that, they are basically saying that everything about Barky is an example of the black race as a whole.

So, if the JEF is a perfect representation of the black race as a whole.....then, totalitarian thuggery, telling falsehoods, engaging in demagoguery and stealing from the public purse to give it to your political allies....are all characteristicsthat represent black people everywhere? ......I don't think so.

Posted by: wheatie at March 13, 2012 05:25 PM (aykLa)

57 ESPN Around The Horn reminds me of Obama/Axelrod handing out talking points to the media. It's really creepy. And racist.

Posted by: cherry at March 13, 2012 05:25 PM (OhYCU)

58 "redistributionist change necessary to create a more equal world"

Posted by: Speaks For Itself at March 13, 2012 05:26 PM (axc/z)

59 oops. Lord forgive me, for I have committed OT before the post of 100.

Posted by: cherry at March 13, 2012 05:26 PM (OhYCU)

60 50 -

Whatever the motives, even if you believe you have the best of intentions, and don't see yourself as seeking revenge, you still have to enslave the other. You have no choice.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 13, 2012 05:26 PM (TOk1P)

61
As a young white and thirsty child growing up in the South during the Wallace era in Alabama, I got my ass snatched back from a whole lot of water fountains in the summertime for reasons I couldn't understand.

All I knew was, I was hot and I wanted a drink of water. I couldn't read the "Black Only" sign.

That shit went both ways, but you'd never know it from listening to the likes of Bell and the people whobelieve him.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 13, 2012 05:26 PM (d0Tfm)

62 Anybody EVER see any of obama's white relatives?

Their ashes were scattered in the Pacific before Emaculation Day.

Posted by: cherry at March 13, 2012 05:27 PM (OhYCU)

63 41 I do think the only conclusion proponents of this line of thinking can draw is that the intent is not just to bring down THIS system, but the one that replaces it must be an exact reversal of roles.

And these are the same people who fought against Apartheid in South Africa (where a small white minority was "in charge" of a predominantly black country) as an "unfair" system.

The irony is COMPLETELY lost on them.....

Posted by: Teres in Fort Worth, TX at March 13, 2012 05:28 PM (0xqzf)

64
49The funny thing is that all of their blathering on about being oppressed because they (black people) were brought over here as slaves falls COMPLETELY apart when they are asked about black slaves in black countries.


We need to teach the real history of slavery in the New World. Europeans didn't enslave Africans; they bought
them as slaves already.

Enslaved by whom, you ask? Cue the sheepish (or not so sheepish) looking African chieftains, who made a fortune from slavery, and were the biggest single obstacle to ending the slave trade. They got rid of troublemakers, criminals, political opponents, and opposing tribes, and turned a pretty penny doing it. Win-win!

Imagine space aliens beamed down and offered us $5 million for each asshole in San Quentin or al Qaeda. Woot!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 13, 2012 05:29 PM (f6OFM)

65 I think the fact that the re-election team actually has to have an "African Americans for Obama" outreach program is more telling than any poll.
The Derrick Bell issue has to be squashed by the MSM because it represents an element that makes a lot of blacks uncomfortable, particularly those who have floated away from the lockstep D on the state-level and voting R in recent elections (as high as 25-34% in some statewide races).
Obama's entire re-election strategy rests on turnout of those who pushed him into office. He lost the Hillary Blue Collar Whites in 2009. He lost the affluent white suburbanites in 2010 and suffered a dip amongst young voters (who favored him 2-1 in 200 the same year. If he is facing problems amongst blacks, as the recent desperate outreach program suggests, he's screwed beyond measure. Expect a loooot of Oreo and "uncle tom" insinuations over the next 8 months, but if things keep going the rate they are, it will fall on deaf ears.

This is not to say they will vote Republican.
They just won't vote at all.

Posted by: CAC at March 13, 2012 05:30 PM (OOfow)

66 Shapiro goes on to note how Critical Race Theory informs so much of the
Obama Administration, from a Justice Department that refuses to
prosecute black racial malefactors, to race-conscious supreme
court nominees (a "wise Latina" must, by nature of her race and gender,
render better opinions than a white man), and so forth.


If only there was some kind of independent fact-gathering institution that could disseminate this kind of information and describe the impact it appears to be having on the way the country is being run...

Posted by: Cicero at March 13, 2012 05:30 PM (QKKT0)

67 I denounce myself, just to get that out of the way. At this point in my life, my attitude/position towards people who are of a different race than I is wary. Aloof, cautious, skeptical. My guard is always up. Unfortunate, but I say, prudent.

Posted by: tubal at March 13, 2012 05:31 PM (BoE3Z)

68 The thing that strikes me most about CRT is how much of a liability it could be for those who profess it should it become widely adopted. If whites seriously begin to think that they are inherently racist, nothing they do can change that, and that life is a zero-sum game between them and everyone else, then the rational thing for them to do is join the KKK for their own protection and do their best to stay on top of the heap.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 13, 2012 05:31 PM (qshfY)

69 @45 That is a great, underreported truth. I think we fret about it alot here while elsewhere they aren't on the PC bandwagon and I've met with some people abroad that are pretty upfront about their feelings about other races. I am married to a Brazilian and we go down there every few years when we can afford to. I have a son who is white, my younger daughter is a little tan and some of the comments I hear about my kids' skin color by certain individuals who visit the in-laws house while we are there has shocked me more than once. It's not everyone we visit with by any means but it was a little more pervasive than I am used to. They say whatever they feel like of course since they think I don't understand but all I can think of is "Why does any of this matter? Why do you care what color he is, moron?"


Posted by: ArcadeHero at March 13, 2012 05:31 PM (mmHDH)

70 But darling, Derrick Bell was tenured at-

Haaaaavaaaard.

Posted by: Liberal Elites at March 13, 2012 05:32 PM (XsnBd)

71 Imagine space aliens beamed down and offered us $5 million for each asshole in San Quentin or al Qaeda. Woot!

Imagine aliens beaming down and offering RINOs $5 million per person.

Who would they turn in first? The base? or, well that's it.

Posted by: cherry at March 13, 2012 05:32 PM (OhYCU)

72 CRT is just another mask on Tyranny. Just as is Marxism, and many other "ism"s.

The uniting thread is that, in all of these world-views, anyone who succeeds on their own must necessarily be evil. Whatever you have, unless it was given to you by the all-knowing, all-beneficent Authority (Government, Dictator, whatevs), can only have been obtained by having deprived someone else of what was rightfully theirs.

In their mind, everyone is a slave of the State. Doctors do not own the skill and expertise they spent so long accumulating- they owe their labor to everyone else. Car manufacturers don't own the products they spend so much time and treasure to create- they owe their produce of their investment to everyone else. Only the Political Class are excepted (surprising no one with a brain), and that (to the rubes who don't have a brain) is because they are "sacrificing" for "the good of the People."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 13, 2012 05:32 PM (8y9MW)

73 Turkey's Erdogan: Israel must stop 'massacre' of Palestinians in Gaza
Turkish PM's comments came as Egypt mediates tense ceasefire between Israel, Gaza militants, and as Israel warns its citizens against travel to Turkey over imminent terror threat.

What a prick. If he got killed I would not lose any sleep over it. Just saying.

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 13, 2012 05:33 PM (i6RpT)

74 I'm a racist.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 13, 2012 05:33 PM (FEqS6)

75 Funny thing is that they are more authentically "African-American" than most blacks in this country.....
Posted by: Teres in Fort Worth, TX at March 13, 2012 05:23 PM (0xqzf)
They vote overwhelmingly Republican.

Posted by: CAC at March 13, 2012 05:33 PM (OOfow)

76 @67 I'm wary of humans. Period.

Y'all are nuts.

Posted by: Death Chipmunk hunting fluke uterus at March 13, 2012 05:33 PM (pVvkk)

77 I hate more people of my own race.

Posted by: cherry at March 13, 2012 05:34 PM (OhYCU)

78 In the end, somehow, it will end up being the fault of the Joos.

Everything old is new again.

Posted by: toby928© at March 13, 2012 05:34 PM (GTbGH)

79 55 Anybody EVER see any of obama's white relatives?

His mother and her father were both Communists. ....Maybe the rest of that side of the family are too?

I'm thinking that that is yet another thing that they "had to keep hidden" during the 2008 election......and now too,to get him reelected.

Posted by: wheatie at March 13, 2012 05:34 PM (aykLa)

80 CRT is not radical to academia (at least to the politicians posing as learned as they pursue credentialist nirvana). This is why the right needs to punish these radicals by denying them positions in power, like attorneyships and judgeships, among other thigns.

Posted by: joeindc44 says come on, guys, no tough questions at March 13, 2012 05:34 PM (QxSug)

81 The racist is Rick Santorum.

He called Obama a snob !!!!!1!!

You're children need to be educated by us!

Posted by: Liberal Elites at March 13, 2012 05:34 PM (XsnBd)

82 Obama has turned me into a racist.
Posted by: Cast Iron at March 13, 2012 05:19 PM (EL+OC)

--------------------------------------------

I can't look at a black person anymore (or a young person, for that matter) without wondering if they voted for the SCOAMT. Just that thought immediately puts up a wall of disgust at that person. I'm trying to rid myself of that feeling, but it's hard.

Posted by: Soona at March 13, 2012 05:34 PM (AX43w)

83 You crackers just can't understand what the Constitution truly means until you've had a slew of babies and made tamales with your own hands.

Posted by: A Wise Latina at March 13, 2012 05:35 PM (QKKT0)

84 >>The system must be made unequal in order to compensate for the innate racism of the white majority.

Ah, there it is.

I kept reading about CRT and it only seemed like complaining, with no actual plans on what to do about it.
I mean, I *assumed* it led to Holder blowing kisses to the Black Panthers in Philly...I wasn't born yesterday...

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 13, 2012 05:36 PM (XdlcF)

85
When are we doing the Space Traders thing? There is so much riff worthy material in there it boggles the mind.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 13, 2012 05:36 PM (FEqS6)

86 I can't look at a black person anymore (or a young person, for that matter) without wondering if they voted for the SCOAMT.

9 out 10.

You have to think about it like the blank cartridge in the firing squad. Imagine they are the 1 in 10, until they tell you otherwise.

Posted by: toby928© at March 13, 2012 05:36 PM (GTbGH)

87 I can't be racist. I take propanolol.

Posted by: no good deed at March 13, 2012 05:37 PM (mjR67)

88 How is Bell's racist fiction any different than the Turner Diaries?

Posted by: nickless at March 13, 2012 05:37 PM (MMC8r)

89 Isn't 'Bell' his slave name? Shouldn't he have changed by now?

Posted by: polynikes - Texan for Romney at March 13, 2012 05:37 PM (jTVGC)

90 I am not saying anything!

Posted by: McLovin at March 13, 2012 05:38 PM (j0IcY)

91
"It's all about reparations revenge."

Another prong in this littletridentof blatent racial hatred is Black Liberation Theology, which the Wrong Reverend Wright so eloquently espoused in his "God Damn America" sermon. It is, shall we say, inconsistent with trueChristianity, which teaches patience, long-suffering, and forgiveness for the sins of others. In other words, let bygones be bygones.

In other words, this a totally manufactured outrage, with a patina of religiosity to give it a bit of credence. It doesn't hurt that this was "studied" by a memeber of "academia" before it was "forwarded" as a theory.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 13, 2012 05:39 PM (d0Tfm)

92 When are we doing the Space Traders thing? There is so much riff worthy material in there it boggles the mind.
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 13, 2012 05:36 PM (FEqS6)
EoJ, watch the whole anthology. ST is the least crazy one. It's on youtube.

Posted by: CAC at March 13, 2012 05:39 PM (OOfow)

93 When are we doing the Space Traders thing? There is so much riff worthy material in there it boggles the mind.
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 13, 2012 05:36 PM (FEqS6

**********
Wednesday.

Posted by: Liberal Elites at March 13, 2012 05:40 PM (XsnBd)

94 Obama has caused me to pre-judge people of color.

Posted by: Cast Iron at March 13, 2012 05:40 PM (EL+OC)

95 9 out 10. You have to think about it like the blank cartridge in the firing squad. Imagine they are the 1 in 10, until they tell you otherwise.
Posted by: toby928© at March 13, 2012 05:36 PM (GTbGH)
out of 60% of eligible AA voters.
So 54% of black Americans voted for Obama. The other 46% voted otherwise or didn't even bother.

Posted by: CAC at March 13, 2012 05:41 PM (OOfow)

96 Just that thought immediately puts up a wall of disgust at that person.

Try to think of it like this: last time, they were young and naive, and they believed all the promises of unicorns and skittles. Now, they're a little older, hopefully a lot wiser, and have 4 years to ask "Where the F is my unicorn?"

So some of them have probably come around.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 13, 2012 05:41 PM (8y9MW)

97 "So here’s what we’re left with, in simple terms. Racism cannot be ended within the current system; the current system is actually both a byproduct of and a continuing excuse for racism. Minority opinions on the system are more relevant than white opinions, since whites have long enjoyed control of the system, and have an interest in maintaining it."


You know, I've got to admit, this sounds VERY SIMILAR to a lot of the stuff that Van Jones was saying back when Glenn Beck was vetting him. Very similar.

I know. I'm about as shocked as you are... /sarc

Posted by: reason at March 13, 2012 05:42 PM (XiVKO)

98
@ CAC

What are the other titles? Do we find out what the aliens did with our Negroes?

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 13, 2012 05:42 PM (FEqS6)

99 So, there's a guy who sticks a label on himself, and the label comes with a certain set of attributes--some good, some bad--but he refers to himself by that label because of the good. Wants everybody to know he identifies with That Label.

Next guy, calls Label Guy by his Label....oh, sh*t! Now Label Guy is offended because Next Guy must have meant all the bad things when he said "Label!"

/sheesh

Posted by: Generic at March 13, 2012 05:43 PM (szPD/)

100 I have to admit before Obama I never really noticed people for their color. Now I'm more suspicious and sometimes even angry when here in Ca. I see say a Hispanic in the emergency room or in the line of the food bank I help at. I don't like these feelings... Thanks Baraka...

Posted by: the hobbit fomerly known as Donna at March 13, 2012 05:43 PM (ZHge+)

101 DRUDGE POLLING DATA SHOWS ROMNEY TO SCORE WINS IN AL, MS…
More exits:
CNN exit of Alabama: 66% of voters are Republican, 28% are independent, 6% are Democrats.
CNN exit of Mississippi: 80% of voters are Republican, 17% independent, 4% Democrat.
Result exits:
CNN exit of Alabama Republicans (not indies, Dems): Santorum 34%.. Gingrich 31%… Romney 31%

Posted by: CAC at March 13, 2012 05:44 PM (OOfow)

102 The Left's latest delusion is that all of us on the Right are uneducated and therefore will believe anything they tell us. Thus many times they come up with the "you gonna believe me or your lying eyes?" argument for just about everything these days.

Posted by: sgt. york at March 13, 2012 05:44 PM (FqBlL)

103 I mean, I *assumed* it led to Holder blowing kisses to the Black Panthers in Philly...I wasn't born yesterday...
Posted by: Mama AJ at March 13, 2012 05:36 PM (XdlcF)


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Heh.... it gets even better....

http://tinyurl.com/7hbxyzs


Posted by: fixerupper at March 13, 2012 05:44 PM (C8hzL)

104 To live in a world where you actually believe this crap would be an awful thing.

Posted by: garrett at March 13, 2012 05:44 PM (SuK6N)

105 81% Evangelicals in MS73% Evangelicals in AL

Posted by: CAC at March 13, 2012 05:44 PM (OOfow)

106 How is Bell's racist fiction any different than the Turner Diaries?
Posted by: nickless at March 13, 2012 05:37 PM (MMC8r)

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Please tell me which president we've elected that embraced the Turner Diaries.

Posted by: Soona at March 13, 2012 05:45 PM (AX43w)

107 Wednesday? Damn. I'm going out to dinner.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 13, 2012 05:45 PM (FEqS6)

108 I remember the Crits from jusriprudence. (and Critical Race and Gender Theory offshoots) They always came off as cynical radicals with no real plan. When the "opressed" won a case, it was always "flowers on the chains" to keep them down. When the "opressed" lost a case, it was proof the system was slanted. Standard hippie bullshit.

Posted by: Jollyroger at March 13, 2012 05:46 PM (t06LC)

109 Posted by: CAC at March 13, 2012 05:44 PM (OOfow)

Ummm... aren't the polls still open?
That sounds rather like what the Dems did to try to suppress the vote ("OH Noes! It's already over!") in the West in the 2004 election.

Not that Mitt will lose (Oh, how I hope he does, though), but BEFORE THE POLLS HAVE CLOSED seems a little early to cite exit polls as anything more than "Hmm. Here's something interesting."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 13, 2012 05:46 PM (8y9MW)

110 I'm a white dude with a tad bit of seasonal melanin and you know what the scariest dozen words in the English language are?

"Hello, I am Jesse Jackson and I will be your waiter tonight."

Posted by: Planck Constant at March 13, 2012 05:46 PM (phlKA)

111 I have to admit before Obama I never really noticed people for their
color. Now I'm more suspicious and sometimes even angry when here in Ca.
I see say a Hispanic in the emergency room or in the line of the food
bank I help at. I don't like these feelings... Thanks Baraka...


Word.

Posted by: Generic at March 13, 2012 05:46 PM (szPD/)

112 Stop making me look like a shill for Professor Bell !!!!

Posted by: Soledad O'Brien at March 13, 2012 05:47 PM (Y+DPZ)

113 What are the other titles? Do we find out what the aliens did with our Negroes?
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 13, 2012 05:42 PM (FEqS6)
They're all members of intergalactic Parliament.
//
The other two were a thing aboutLatinos getting some warning from I think the Virgin Mary or something like thatand "the black revolution", in which black people finally rise up...only to kill each other.

Posted by: CAC at March 13, 2012 05:47 PM (OOfow)

114 Remember Jeremiah Wright going on about 'middleclassness?'

Same shit. 'Thinking like Whitey.'

From the guy retired to a gated community.

Posted by: nickless at March 13, 2012 05:48 PM (MMC8r)

115 So - let me get this straight: Bell would have decided Brown v. Board of Education the other way?

I mean - there's only two parties; one has to win and one has to lose. So - if the case was wrongly decided . . .


Posted by: Workin' for the Man Every Night & Day at March 13, 2012 05:48 PM (eMtQ2)

116 Posted by: nevergiveup at March 13, 2012 05:33 PM (i6RpT)

Not only that, but:

Israelis warned: Terror threat in Turkey

http://tinyurl.com/6v99huc

Do you follow Carl in Jerusalem's blog at all? If not, I suggest you look him up - he's a great source for Israeli (and other political) news.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 13, 2012 05:48 PM (UR5vq)

117 If hiring a black President didn't make us not racist will firing him?

Posted by: DaveA at March 13, 2012 05:48 PM (CQnSk)

118 And another thing: How come the italics work in the drafting box, but don't show up when the Comment is posted?

Posted by: Workin' for the Man Every Night & Day at March 13, 2012 05:49 PM (eMtQ2)

119 Basically, Charles Manson and Derrick Bell had the same view on race relations, just from different sides.

Posted by: nickless at March 13, 2012 05:49 PM (MMC8r)

120 I never gave one crap about race until this POS took office and now it's all "black man this and black man that." Enough already. Black men are exactly how much of the population, and as a whole they have managed to lead their "race" into poverty and destitution like no other group in the history of these United States. Maybe once Professor Asswipe starts schooling his "black man" to take care of his family and get a damned job outside of the illegal drug trade we can start talking about who is able to best lead this country. Men like Alan West and NOT like Derrick Bell, who is just another race hustler for those lovely grant dollars at a liberal university.

/rant off

Posted by: tcn at March 13, 2012 05:50 PM (WhSRj)

121 100 I have to admit before Obama I never really noticed people for their color. Now I'm more suspicious and sometimes even angry when here in Ca. I see say a Hispanic in the emergency room or in the line of the food bank I help at. I don't like these feelings... Thanks Baraka...

Divide and conquer. ....Agitate....rinse....repeat. Make people fear and hate each other. ....Agitate....rinse....repeat. .....Then "never let a crisis go to waste".

Posted by: wheatie at March 13, 2012 05:50 PM (aykLa)

122
"To live in a world where you actually believe this crap would be an awful thing."

Unfortunately, some do. Thankfully, they are mostly confined to college campii.


Unfortunately, they're teaching our kids this crap. Fortunately, a lot of kids' parents are homeschooling their kids, and are smarter than college grads.

Ouch, my headmeat hurts. I need a Guinness...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 13, 2012 05:50 PM (d0Tfm)

123 I had never heard of CRT until now. It explains a lot of the behavior I see today. It explains why a black person is derided for holding "white" views when they are really principled views based on a willingness to overlook race as a significant social attribute.

It explains why they see racism where I see trends homogeneity in cultures and behavior, and trends in building stronger bonds.

The logic of CRT sounds circular, and hopefully it would be pushed into the eddies and backwaters of public discourse. However, until that time, non-white children will be bullied for not following the CRT path of separate-but-equal.

it is sickening to think that this way of thinking has become central to black leadership, and I'm afraid it is also part of other "non-white" group-think as well. What philosophy does it have in common? Is it marxism? Is it something else? Whatever it is, it is evil.

Posted by: Jay Bee at March 13, 2012 05:50 PM (Xwgt3)

124 115 So - let me get this straight: Bell would have decided Brown v. Board of Education the other way? I mean - there's only two parties; one has to win and one has to lose. So - if the case was wrongly decided . . .
Posted by: Workin' for the Man Every Night Day at March 13, 2012 05:48 PM (eMtQ2)
Probably means whities should have been made to go to the inferior schools, and blacks segregated to better ones.

Posted by: Jollyroger at March 13, 2012 05:50 PM (t06LC)

125 Do you follow Carl in Jerusalem's blog at all? If not, I suggest you look him up - he's a great source for Israeli (and other political) news.
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 13, 2012 05:48 PM (UR5vq)

Yes i know him from way back in the LGF days

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 13, 2012 05:50 PM (i6RpT)

126 73: Turks out of Anatolia!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, in Cylon hell at March 13, 2012 05:51 PM (GBXon)

127 IIRC, the Obama education program is called "Race to the Top." LOL. Maybe they watched the "To Serve Man" episode of the Twilight Zone when dreaming it up.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at March 13, 2012 05:51 PM (qwK3S)

128 Whoops. Forgot to denounce myself.

Posted by: tcn at March 13, 2012 05:51 PM (WhSRj)

129 If hiring a black President didn't make us not racist will firing him?
Posted by: DaveA at March 13, 2012 05:48 PM (CQnSk)

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The riots won't happen before the election. They'll be threatened, but won't happen. If the SCOAMT gets a major beatdown (like I think he will) then all hell will break loose.

Posted by: Soona at March 13, 2012 05:52 PM (AX43w)

130
The logic of CRT sounds circular, and hopefully it would be pushed into the eddies and backwaters of public discourse.
Posted by: Jay Bee at March 13, 2012 05:50 PM (Xwgt3)


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Well... unfortunately.... its being pushed into the eddies of academia, the Supreme Court, The DOJ, and the White House.


Posted by: fixerupper at March 13, 2012 05:52 PM (C8hzL)

131 And another thing: How come the italics work in the drafting box, but don't show up when the Comment is posted?


The mysteries of the Universe are vast and wondrous, indeed.

Posted by: garrett at March 13, 2012 05:53 PM (SuK6N)

132 FREE YOUR MIND...

Posted by: L.A. Traffic Sign at March 13, 2012 05:53 PM (SuK6N)

133 Probably means whities should have been made to go to the inferior schools, and blacks segregated to better ones.

Posted by: Jollyroger at March 13, 2012 05:50 PM (t06LC)


OK - that makes sense.But - what happens if, after a couple years, the new-White school students are out-performing the new-Black students (in the better schools)? Do the Blacks sue to go back to the inferior ones again? Or do they just sue to trade the grade-points?

Posted by: Workin' for the Man Every Night & Day at March 13, 2012 05:53 PM (eMtQ2)

134 @118, Workin for the man....

All that stuff in the drafting box is disabled right now. ....You have to enter the codes for Italics and Bold yourself.
[ i] Italics [ /i].....[ b]Bold [ /b].....take out the spaces I added for those to enable them to show up. ...."s" for strikethrough, "u" for underline.

Posted by: wheatie at March 13, 2012 05:54 PM (aykLa)

135 The mysteries of the Universe are vast and wondrous, indeed.


Posted by: garrett at March 13, 2012 05:53 PM (SuK6N)
How you do that?

Posted by: Workin' for the Man Every Night & Day at March 13, 2012 05:55 PM (eMtQ2)

136 Well... unfortunately.... its being pushed into the eddies of academia, the Supreme Court, The DOJ, and the White House.
Posted by: fixerupper at March 13, 2012 05:52 PM (C8hzL)
I have no doubt Kagan and Obama in particular are adherents to the Crit legal school. There is a passage I believe that is in one of O's shitty biographies where he talks about working at a law firm and feeling dejected while making copies. "Sand in the copy machines" was a crit motto for bringing the system down from within.

Posted by: Jollyroger at March 13, 2012 05:55 PM (t06LC)

137 @117

Are you ready for a nightly game show called, "Everything You Do or Say is RACIST!111!"

Posted by: McLovin at March 13, 2012 05:55 PM (j0IcY)

138 "It's all about reparations revenge."

Another prong in this littletridentof blatent racial hatred is Black Liberation Theology, which the Wrong Reverend Wright so eloquently espoused in his "God Damn America" sermon. It is, shall we say, inconsistent with trueChristianity, which teaches patience, long-suffering, and forgiveness for the sins of others. In other words, let bygones be bygones.

In other words, this a totally manufactured outrage, with a patina of religiosity to give it a bit of credence. It doesn't hurt that this was "studied" by a memeber of "academia" before it was "forwarded" as a theory.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 13, 2012 05:39 PM (d0Tfm)

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10) Reparations-- given the perceived failures of the traditional civil rights agenda in bringing about racial equality in the US, a number of black commentators argue that a program of reparations is the only legitimates means of making up for three- hundred plus years of slavery. More recently some white commentators have also supported a variant of the reparations concept-- for example, the government financing a Community Reinvestment funds that would be controlled by members of the black community and render affirmative action obsolete. Do such proposals have any realistic chance of working their way through the political system? Would there be any impediments to such a broadly-conceived reparations policy?

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/politics/2008OBAMA_LAW/Obama_CoursePk.pdf

(Obama Course reading list with the suggested Bell material.)

Posted by: tasker at March 13, 2012 05:56 PM (XsnBd)

139 Posted by: wheatie at March 13, 2012 05:54 PM (aykLa)

Goccha; thank you!

Posted by: Workin' for the Man Every Night & Day at March 13, 2012 05:56 PM (eMtQ2)

140 If you want to search on youtube for the whole anthology use "Cosmic Slop" in quotes and part/pt, forgot which. It's in ~8 pieces. You'll get lots of hits as George Clinton did a hit song and album of the same name and it's a live favorite.

Posted by: DaveA at March 13, 2012 05:56 PM (CQnSk)

141 Are you ready for a nightly game show called, "Everything You Do or Say is RACIST!111!"

It's been on every farkin' channel every night since 2008

Posted by: Generic at March 13, 2012 05:56 PM (szPD/)

142 109
Posted by: CAC at March 13, 2012 05:44 PM (OOfow)
...Not
that Mitt will lose (Oh, how I hope he does, though), but BEFORE THE
POLLS HAVE CLOSED seems a little early to cite exit polls as anything
more than "Hmm. Here's something interesting."


Reprinted from the morning thread:
70
Just out of curiosity, let's do a gedanken experiment. If Mitt wins AL
and MS, and is the clear nominee before the convention, will those of
you who dislike him so keep directing your fire at him, or will you
switch it to Obama? Serious question.

Posted by: pep at March 13, 2012 05:57 PM (6TB1Z)

143 The race card long ago became an addiction to it's users and is now so overdrawn that being called a racist has about the same level of drama and outrage as being a sleepist or an eatist.

Posted by: ontherocks at March 13, 2012 05:57 PM (ZJCDy)

144 Funny thing is that they are more authentically "African-American" than most blacks in this country.....
Posted by: Teres in Fort Worth, TX at March 13, 2012 05:23 PM (0xqzf)

Funny, the only authentic "African-American" I know is Charlize Theron. She is from South Africa

Posted by: Ma Bell at March 13, 2012 05:57 PM (uVuwp)

145 OK - that makes sense.But - what happens if, after a couple years, the new-White school students are out-performing the new-Black students (in the better schools)? Do the Blacks sue to go back to the inferior ones again? Or do they just sue to trade the grade-points?
Posted by: Workin' for the Man Every Night Day at March 13, 2012 05:53 PM (eMtQ2
Thats the problem with Crits - there's just no winning. The opressed will always be the opressed. And its never the students fault they get lesser grades, its the schools or thelatent racism in the test questions.

Posted by: Jollyroger at March 13, 2012 05:57 PM (t06LC)

146
CRT is totally benign.

Of course I'll never be able convince otherwise the majority of radical christer hypocrites who post here wanting to ban Halloween.

Posted by: Greg at March 13, 2012 05:58 PM (7+pP9)

147 And what in happy hell is Black Liberation Theology? Somebody tell them that in this country, blacks are free already. Happened a few years ago. I'd say about 150. And you might remind them that their black brothers sold them into slavery in the first damned place. Or have we rewritten THAT little nugget of history, too?

/rant off AGAIN

and I denounce myself.

Posted by: tcn at March 13, 2012 05:58 PM (WhSRj)

148 Damn this no italics is scewing up my commenting

Posted by: Jollyroger at March 13, 2012 05:58 PM (t06LC)

149 The Union side of the Civil War had about 364,000 dead from all causes, and that was just the men in uniform. You're welcome, you miserable cocksuckers.

Screw it, if this is the way they want to play things, it's not the "Civil War", it's the "War of Northern Aggression."

Yeah, I'll regret this, and I'll calm down. But name me any other institutions besides the Union Army, or, globally, the Royal Navy, which put an end to human chattel slavery? Name any other countries in world history which put into place laws or institutions which would inevitably, by their internal logic, have to put an end to it?

I'll finish by pointing out that one thing that would make white cranks like me STFU is if the city of Detroit looked like anything other than Lagos, Nigeria. But it doesn't. It's a shithole, a warzone, and the Armed Forces train battlefield surgeons and combat medics in cities run by blacks, and not by random chance, either.

Posted by: Mike James at March 13, 2012 05:59 PM (spLGA)

150 Just out of curiosity, let's do a gedanken experiment. If Mitt wins AL and MS, and is the clear nominee before the convention, will those of you who dislike him so keep directing your fire at him, or will you switch it to Obama? Serious question.
Posted by: pep at March 13, 2012 05:57 PM (6TB1Z)

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When he becomes the certified nominee, I'll support him. Otherwise, I'm going to root for my guy(s).

Posted by: Soona at March 13, 2012 06:00 PM (AX43w)

151 Who's socking Gerg?

Posted by: nickless at March 13, 2012 06:00 PM (MMC8r)

152 I've done a lot of people with differing skin colors. More condoms. Now dammit!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke-It at March 13, 2012 06:00 PM (WUWb9)

153 The race card long ago became an addiction to it's users and is now so
overdrawn that being called a racist has about the same level of drama
and outrage as being a sleepist or an eatist.


Yes, except you can still lose your job for offending, even if you hadn't intended to offend.

Posted by: Generic at March 13, 2012 06:00 PM (szPD/)

154 @147
No, no. Black Jesus hasn't come back yet to save black people and cast all the white devils into hell.

Posted by: Jollyroger at March 13, 2012 06:00 PM (t06LC)

155 "Please tell me which president we've elected that embraced the Turner Diaries."
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Just wait until November! I'm ascendant!

Posted by: Ron Paul at March 13, 2012 06:01 PM (/AHDz)

156 I know people don't like to touch anything around this subject for fear of being taken out of context and or being unfairly stigmatized by speaking the plain truth.

Racism, Xenophobia, and nativism are quite natural human states.

Posted by: McLovin at March 13, 2012 06:02 PM (j0IcY)

157 The race card long ago became an addiction to it's users and is now so overdrawn that being called a racist has about the same level of drama and outrage as being a sleepist or an eatist.
Posted by: ontherocks at March 13, 2012 05:57 PM (ZJCDy)

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Commenterist!!!!!

Posted by: Soona at March 13, 2012 06:02 PM (AX43w)

158 Hey Obama almost achieved this-

More recently some white commentators have also supported a variant of the reparations concept-- for example, the government financing a Community Reinvestment funds that would be controlled by members of the black community

The $800 billion stimulus...

OK I denounce myself, so you don't have to.

Posted by: tasker at March 13, 2012 06:02 PM (XsnBd)

159 138, tasker

The JEF has said before, that he is "against reparations, because they don't go far enough".

I have read that the Obamacare Bill is loaded with racial stuff that resembles reparations. ....Yet another reason why we have to win this year, and repeal the damn thing.

Posted by: wheatie at March 13, 2012 06:03 PM (aykLa)

160 I hope Greg flushed after floating that turd in 146.

Posted by: Kensington at March 13, 2012 06:03 PM (/AHDz)

161 When he becomes the certified nominee, I'll support him. Otherwise, I'm going to root for my guy(s).

So even if it's all over but the shouting (IIRC he won't be certified until the convention, no matter what), and your criticism is beginning to diminish his chances, you'll still persist? Why?

Posted by: pep at March 13, 2012 06:04 PM (6TB1Z)

162 Curiosity in the media as to whether or not Obama took any of Bell's classes holding steady at 0%.

Posted by: nickless at March 13, 2012 06:04 PM (MMC8r)

163 Jollyroger.....read my comment 134, regarding the italics and such.

Posted by: wheatie at March 13, 2012 06:05 PM (aykLa)

164 >>Yes, except you can still lose your job for offending, even if you hadn't intended to offend.


Posted by: Generic at March 13, 2012 06:00 PM (szPD/)

When I was a much younger man I lost a couple of jobs for being a sleepist, I think, though no man had the balls to call me that to my face. And there were virtually no lawyers for that in those fearless, pioneering days.

Posted by: ontherocks at March 13, 2012 06:07 PM (ZJCDy)

165 So even if it's all over but the shouting (IIRC he won't be certified until the convention, no matter what), and your criticism is beginning to diminish his chances, you'll still persist? Why?
Posted by: pep at March 13, 2012 06:04 PM (6TB1Z)

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Because anything can happen in a brokered convention. And also because I just want to. I don't give up easily.

Posted by: Soona at March 13, 2012 06:07 PM (AX43w)

166 138, tasker

The JEF has said before, that he is "against reparations, because they don't go far enough".


******

Holy shit seriously?

Frick it took me forever to type that thing from the Obama Syllabus pdf at the NYT. it's weird most of it was couched in neutral language but that seemed to be the section that would signal not to cross the prof in that area.

Having read plenty of liberal college prof course outlines you get a sense for these things...


Posted by: tasker at March 13, 2012 06:08 PM (XsnBd)

167 Mooch's comment about 'for the first time I'm proud to be an American' makes a little more sense in light of CRT. To her, I mean.

Meanwhile, Allen West may have a legitimate bone to pick per this Townhall article:

Can someone please explain to me why the Republican party of Florida allowed Congressman Allen West to be gerrymandered out of his congressional district?

http://tinyurl.com/8x66g68

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 13, 2012 06:08 PM (ccXZP)

168 Speaking of Ron Paul, has anyone heard Dana Loesch's impersonation of Paulbots? It's hysterical.

You can here it here. Look for the 2nd hour of the March 9th show, and she does it around the 12:50 mark (on the countdown -- i.e., it's 12:50ish until the end of the recording)

Posted by: Kensington at March 13, 2012 06:08 PM (/AHDz)

169 Link fail. The Dana Loesch podcasts can be found here:
http://www.971talk.com/dana/podcast.aspx

Posted by: Kensington at March 13, 2012 06:08 PM (/AHDz)

170 And I'm sure the Obama for America organization will be completely dismayed by this, but they have officially lost my mother-in-law's vote.

She is absolutely going to vote Republican this time, she says, after having voted for Baraka last time.

And, within the Republican primaries, she is supporting Santorum.

I know. She lives in an absolutely fascinating world. Just in case any of you thought that it would be impossible for anyone to actually flip from Barry to Rick...I know one.

Posted by: reason at March 13, 2012 06:09 PM (q/kmn)

171 166.....Holy shit seriously?

Oh yeah, seriously. .....It was backwhen he first came to the Senate, I think. ....But there are vids out there of it, if they haven't been scrubbed.

Posted by: wheatie at March 13, 2012 06:12 PM (aykLa)

172 Even conceding many dubious points...

As a member of an historically oppressed minority group, I would be very leery of tearing down the current system without some sort of explanation about how the new system won't make me even WORSE off than I am now.

But that is a pretty deep-seated psychological response. It's almost physical.

I guess that my "conservatism", whether it take the form of discussing Rosseau or agitating at a "Health Care Town Hall" only boils down to this...

I don't *trust* you m'effers!

No, not even YOU.

I may like you or even love you, wish to emulate you sometimes but I won't, can't ever *trust* you to make decisions for me and mine.

There is some sort of conservative chestnut about not tearing down a "useless" fence untill you figure out why it was erected in the first place.

Wolves.

It's always fucking wolves.



Nothing against YOU!

But, I'm one of the smartest chicks I know and I fuck up *all the time*!

So, even with my horrible track record, I am the ONLY one who could possibly care this much about me and mine.

Posted by: Deety at March 13, 2012 06:13 PM (wO8Xd)

173 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at March 13, 2012 06:14 PM (7W3wI)

174 Oh yeah, seriously. .....It was backwhen he first came to the Senate, I think. ....But there are vids out there of it, if they haven't been scrubbed.
Posted by: wheatie at March 13, 2012 06:12 PM (aykLa)

********

Wow...wonder how the MSM helped me miss that.



Posted by: tasker at March 13, 2012 06:17 PM (XsnBd)

175 5 PM ET: NETWORK EXITS SHOW ALABAMA TIGHT; ROMNEY TAKES MISSISSIPPI… DEVELOPING…
DRUDGE POLLING DATA:
ALROMNEY 32.07%SANTORUM 25.24%GINGRICH 23.6%
MSROMNEY 33.55%GINGRICH 24.62%SANTORUM 22.15%

Posted by: CAC at March 13, 2012 06:17 PM (OOfow)

176 What pisses me off about "Critical" theory is that no one ever explains what's critical about it, and unchallenged MFM types get to use a word which infers something scientific or provable. Instead, it really means to use endless criticism as a tactic to subvert a system that *insert grievance here*.
It should be called "whinging theory", but maybe Soledad wouldn't think that sounded as impressive.

Screw Gramsci, Frankfurt school, etc.

Posted by: $1.05 at March 13, 2012 06:18 PM (R2ShP)

177 Taranto quotes Ding Dong Bell from 2000 to the effect that whites benefited more from affirmative action than blacks:
"

Regretfully, as with so many other reforms in U.S. society, though often the result of efforts by Black people, affirmative action has been of far more help to Whites, particularly for White women. All too many White women, having reached positions previously closed to them, have transformed themselves into guardians of the status quo, opposed to persons of color who lack "traditional" qualifications."
Couple of things, first by "lack 'traditional qualifications'" I assume he means "can't read." Second, doesn't critical race theory create a direct conflict with Obama's oath of office in which he swear to protrect and defend the constitution?

Posted by: WalrusRex at March 13, 2012 06:20 PM (jUZRg)

178 Tasker.....found this one...it's2009 vid of aGlen Beck radio segment about it.

http:
//www.youtube.com
/watch?v=89MeB4_CbOI

My link fu isn't good at all....so take out the line spaces I entered to get it past Pixy.

Posted by: wheatie at March 13, 2012 06:23 PM (aykLa)

179 Second, doesn't critical race theory create a direct conflict with
Obama's oath of office in which he swear to protrect and defend the
constitution?

That was a lie, just like everything else he's said.

Posted by: Not Drinking Nearly Enough at March 13, 2012 06:31 PM (HtUdo)

180 If CRT, at its roots, requires that whitey only does what whitey does because it benefits whitey, assuming the goal of CRT is for whitey to acceptCRT as fact, then isn't whitey only adopting the tenets of CRT for whitey's own benefit?
its a trap.

Posted by: cfh13 at March 13, 2012 06:47 PM (W4M5J)

181 wheatie

Thanks. Off to go take a look.

Posted by: Al Sharpton at March 13, 2012 07:01 PM (XsnBd)

182 ... so this means that whole "post-racial" thing was all bull shit ?

Posted by: Jesse Owens at March 13, 2012 07:17 PM (e8kgV)

183 Divide and conquer. ....Agitate....rinse....repeat. Make people fear and hate each other. ....Agitate....rinse....repeat. .....Then "never let a crisis go to waste".
Posted by: wheatie at March 13, 2012 05:50 PM (aykLa)
_______________________________________
Our society isn't (or wasn't) broken enough to accomplish the transformationthe statistsseek. It appears to me that theymust firstcreate the worldthey perceive needs "fixing" in order torecreate itin the image oftheir utopian dream.

Posted by: EyeTest at March 13, 2012 07:21 PM (ReC4P)

184 The course Obama taught for 12 years at the University of Chicago, it's syllabus and the final exams from 1996 thru 2003, can be found at the link below. Also, two of the 'answer memos' in which Obama explained what the 'correct' answer to each of the questions was.

http://tinyurl.com/77yuyzz

The title of the course was 'Current Issues In Racism & the Law'

or, "How To Be A Race-Obsessed Asshole While Pretending To Be A Constitutional Lawyer"

Posted by: drawandstrike at March 13, 2012 07:42 PM (iGKkt)

185 This does explain a lot. It really clarifies what has been making me uncomfortable all this time ON TOP of the usual stuff.

Posted by: dagny at March 13, 2012 07:53 PM (u50z0)

186 POLITICO reports:

The polls go up and the polls go down but all of them illuminate the
same static reality: Barack Obama probably can’t win if the 2012
election is strictly a referendum on Barack Obama.

Posted by: Millard Filmore at March 13, 2012 07:57 PM (e8kgV)

187 "What pisses me off about "Critical" theory is that no one ever explains what's critical about it"

Kind of like Scientific Creationism, in other words.

/ohyeahIcan'tsaythatataconservativesite

Posted by: The Mitanni at March 13, 2012 07:58 PM (QTHTd)

188 It is even worse than what Ben Shapiro said it is.

The left believe in the existence of "Kyriarchy," which is the "interconnected, interacting, and multiplicative systems of domination and submission, within which a person oppressed in one context might be privileged in another.[1] It is an intersectional elaboration of the concept of patriarchy — it extends the analysis of oppression beyond traditional feminism to dynamics such as sexism, racism, economic injustice, and other forms of internalized and institutionalized oppression." (From ye olde wikipedia).

What this means is that in order for there to be "equality," all people must be treated like some type of classification (e.g. left-handed trans-gendered lesbian Chicano), and that the only way anyone who isn't a strait white male can have equality is to submit to the social equivalent of Marxist redistribution in order to protect their own "class interest." This is basically the social equivalents of Corporatism and Intelligent Design.

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 13, 2012 08:01 PM (XvHmy)

189 Gabe?

Posted by: Vaitguy at March 13, 2012 08:47 PM (7PAlh)

190 The whole POINT of Critical *** Theory was to demolish the old system in order to pave the way for the "new" system Stalin instituted in Russia.

Oh, yeah.

They still think that the 1950's in Stalinist Russia (what with all of the torture, slavery, starvation and gunpoint enforced esprit de corpse) is a high point of human achievement.

It was breaking their hearts even when they ripped them out of themselves.

They are a soul-less people now, I do believe.

Communism was deadly effective where it was wrought with deadly force.

To cheer a former KGB agent back into power, again, just proves how craven is the charachter of the aversge Russian.

They have devolved themselves into animals.

Some animals show fangs and the other type roll over and show their bellies.

No moral judgement need be attached.

These are the "modern" Russians bred, born and horrifically culled by Stalin.

I imagine that my school-girl counterpart in the 80's had the power to sentance her friends and family to exile & torture, on a whim.

If she were a promising student, that is.

Posted by: Deety at March 13, 2012 11:23 PM (wO8Xd)

191 Sometime during the current administration, we stopped calling Leftists "liberals". Why are we still calling Commies "radicals"?

Posted by: 66chevelle at March 14, 2012 07:14 AM (QjSgY)

192 Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Romney at March 13, 2012 05:19 PM (IZVaq)

Well who's watching the idiot box the most?

"According to the Nielson State of the Media, which analyzed data compiled from November 2010, the U.S. average for television viewing is 5 hours, 11 minutes, with Asians watching TV an average of 3 hours, 14 minutes daily. On the higher end of that average, is the African-American community, watching television for an astronomical 7 hours, 12 minutes each day."

http://tinyurl.com/7umzf2k




Posted by: 66chevelle at March 14, 2012 07:31 AM (QjSgY)

193 Occupy the White farms, ACCORN comrades.

Posted by: Barack Hussein Mugabe at March 14, 2012 11:12 PM (xYZnb)






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