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Who is Professor Derrick Bell?

A recent video released by Big Government reveals then Harvard Law School professor Barack Obama declaring before a crowd of protesters, “Open up your hearts and your minds to the words of professor Derrick Bell.”

So what are the words of Derrick Bell? What did this man believe that so influenced President Obama?

It can be summed up with Derrick Bell’s life motto: “I live to harass white people.”

The preface at the beginning of his book, Faces At The Bottom Of the Well, further explains his beliefs about race and society.

“Even the poorest whites, those who must live their lives only a few levels above, gain their self-esteem gazing down on us. Surely, they must know that their deliverance depends on letting down their ropes. Only by working together is escape possible. Over time, many reach out, but most simply watch, mesmerized into maintaining their unspoken commitment to keeping us where we are, at whatever cost to them or to us.”

The book is riddled with racially motivated themes, ranging from Clarence Thomas to Louis Farrakahn. Bell says, “That appointment [of Clarence Thomas] was a mockery of Justice Thurgood Marshall’s service to blacks.”

Bell makes clear in no uncertain terms he also admires Farrakhan “He is perhaps the best living example of a black man ready, willing and able to tell it like it is” regarding racism.

This is the same Farrakhan who said “Hitler was a very great man” and other high antisemitic comments.

When urged by Randall Kennedy to repudiate Farrakhan’s overt racism Bell stated that “the cause of diversity is not served by someone who looks black and thinks white.”

Racism, Bell said to Bonnie Smothers in an interview for Booklist in 1998, “serves to connect whites across a great divide of wealth and status and income opportunity.”

Bell wrote in a piece in Human Rights in 2009 that “a democracy was more of a hindrance than a help in the lives of minority people,” showing his lack of faith in the United States government.

Bell was the father “Racial Realism” which posits that whites conspire to oppress blacks and racism in America is “integral, permanent and indestructible.” We can see how this view so thoroughly drove many of Bell’s controversial statements and actions.

In addition to the racialism Derrick Bell has so brazenly stood for, his actions also reveal where his values are. Of particular importance: He was on the legal team to provide research for Angela Davis, a former Communist Party vice presidential candidate, member of the Black Panther Party and suspect involved with the Soledad brothers abduction and murder of a South Carolina judge.

Two things must not be forgotten in all of this: One is that President Obama revered this man and viewed him as a mentor. And two: President Obama’s other mentor, Charles Ogletree, set out to actively conceal the video the late Andrew Breitbart was eventually able to procure.

Why did Ogletree actively hide the connection between Bell and President Obama? Is there even more incriminating information that has not reached the surface? The people over at Big Government say there is more to come.

But an even greater question remains. Will the mainstream media finally do its job and allow the American people to consider the questionable background of President Barack Obama? We are already seeing it answered by either their lack of coverage or their mockery of the video, “A hug?! That’s it?”

I have a feeling they’ll be made to look the fool by Andrew Breitbart and his team…again.