Soledad O’Brien, a Harvard grad, must have known Professor Bell because she tweeted that it was a “rough day” for her when Bell passed away last fall. She said she had “just started re-reading” one of his books and mourned again: “RIP Prof. Bell.” O’Brien also shared tributes to Bell from fellow Harvard prof and friend of Obama Charles Ogletree.
Soledad became crazed in a recent interview with Pollak of Breitbart.com when he mentioned “critical race theory,” which she believes is misunderstood. The theory’s premise is that the USA is hopelessly racist nation ruled by white privilege, Jews and white supremacists. [That’s why we voted in a black president, duh!] The “critical” in CRT means that we must seek social justice and reparations for blacks to correct the wrongs of times gone by.
Ben Shapiro asserts that CRT is radical Marxism dedicated to undermining the Constitution from within in order to enable the “redistributionist change necessary to create a more equal world,” asserting:
This is a deeply disturbing theory. It is damaging both to race relations and to the legal and Constitutional order. As Jeffrey Pyle rightly sums up in the Boston College Law Review:
Critical race theorists attack the very foundations of the [classical] liberal legal order, including equality theory, legal reasoning, Enlightenment rationalism and neutral principles of constitutional law. These liberal values, they allege, have no enduring basis in principles, but are mere social constructs calculated to legitimate white supremacy. The rule of law, according to critical race theorists, is a false promise of principled government, and they have lost patience with false promises. [Wiki]
Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals writes that critical race theorists have constructed a philosophy which makes a valid exchange of ideas between the various disciplines unattainable.
The radical multiculturalists’ views raise insuperable barriers to mutual understanding. Consider the Space Traders story. How does one have a meaningful dialogue with Derrick Bell? Because his thesis is utterly untestable, one quickly reaches a dead end after either accepting or rejecting his assertion that white Americans would cheerfully sell all blacks to the aliens. The story is also a poke in the eye of American Jews, particularly those who risked life and limb by actively participating in the civil rights protests of the 1960s. Bell clearly implies that this was done out of tawdry self-interest. Perhaps most galling is Bell’s insensitivity in making the symbol of Jewish hypocrisy the little girl who perished in the Holocaust—as close to a saint as Jews have. A Jewish professor who invoked the name of Rosa Parks so derisively would be bitterly condemned—and rightly so. [Wiki]
What is most arresting about critical race theory is that…it turns its back on the Western tradition of rational inquiry, forswearing analysis for narrative. Rather than marshal logical arguments and empirical data, critical race theorists tell stories — fictional, science-fictional, quasi-fictional, autobiographical, anecdotal—designed to expose the pervasive and debilitating racism of America today. By repudiating reasoned argumentation, the storytellers reinforce stereotypes about the intellectual capacities of nonwhites. [Wiki]
Soledad loves Critical Race Theory and she has a prominent position in the lamestream media – that should tell us something about the lamestream.
This is the CNN interview by Soledad O’Brien with Joel Pollak, editor of Breitbart.com. Soledad’s endless and mindless rant is on fast motion. Soledad O’Brien thinks an interview means she rages on.