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Obama Forced His Students to Read Bell at University of Chicago Law School

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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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Was Mr. Obama engaged in a conspiracy to groom future lawyers in the ways of radicalisms



In 1994, Barack Obama taught a course at the University of Chicago Law School entitled, "Current Issues in Racism and the Law." The reading list and syllabus for that class were made available by the New York Times in 2008, though there seems to have been little analysis of its content by Jodi Kantor, the Times’s Obama correspondent.

Obama routinely assigned works by Bell as required reading, including Bell's racialist interpretations of seminal civil rights laws and cases. No other scholar’s work appears as often in the syllabus as Bell’s does.

Obama relied particularly heavily upon Bell’s major work, Race, Racism, and American Law (1973). Now in its sixth edition, the book lays out Bell’s Critical Race Theory, which is based on the Alinskyite presumption that all of law is a construct--not of justice, but of power exercised by whites against blacks.



Breitbart article by Charles C. Johnson:
Obama says: Read Mr. Bell's works


Does anyone know if the "requirements" were set by Obama ?

Or were these requirements and suggestions part of the school's policies in general ?

Perhaps he was just part of a bigger agenda ?



Did Obama have a free hand in this ?




posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 09:05 PM
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What's the big deal? The class is about racial issues in law, and Bell's writings are relevant to that discussion.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 09:08 PM
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Are you getting desperate?

Or what?



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 09:08 PM
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These threads are almost becoming a parody of themselves.

OMG...Obama gave students assignements for them to read a proffessors book about racism in a class about RACSIM.....OMG OMG OMG OMG.


I guess Hannity just got over...huh???
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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 09:10 PM
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I had to read Obama's book for a college class, was my teacher racist if Obama is racist?



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 09:12 PM
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Damn. I thought this was gonna say that he made them read The Bell Jar.
Lawyers deserve to be depressed.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 09:14 PM
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I was forced to read "the outsiders" and give oral reports

I don't know which is worse

as usual, the GOP doesn't get it, if this is the strategy get ready for his second term

anyone think he will lose to the banker in these times ?

nope



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 09:20 PM
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Maybe someone could point out some positives.

A few quotes might help the case.

How do (or did) Bell's philosophies help lawyers ?

Obama did teach a law class after all.






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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 09:24 PM
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Does reading "To Kill A Mockingbird" or "The Grapes Of Wrath" help American students? It's suggested material to dissect in an analytical fashion. Same idea for Obama's class.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 09:25 PM
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Originally posted by Annee
Are you getting desperate?

Or what?




sounds like the Breitbart sites need some new advertising !



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 09:26 PM
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Originally posted by DaTroof
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Does reading "To Kill A Mockingbird" or "The Grapes Of Wrath" help American students? It's suggested material to dissect in an analytical fashion. Same idea for Obama's class.


I don't know.

Those were not required in my schools.

Good point though.


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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 09:31 PM
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HOW MANY THREADS DO WE NEED TO HAVE OF THIS?!??!?!?!?!!??!

My god people. Get a hold of yourselves.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 09:33 PM
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Thanks for understanding. Just out of curiosity, what books did you have to read for English classes? I happened to list my 2 least favorite.

There's just as much chance that Obama's students didn't agree with Bell's principles, but analyzed the materials anyway to pass the class.



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