Derrick Bell, the late Harvard Law professor now under a microscope for his early association with President Obama, endorsed a controversial magazine whose official motto is “treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity.”
Bell signed a credo calling for the abolishment of “the white race as a social category—in other words, eradicate white supremacy entirely.”
He has a long history of racially divisive remarks. He was among the early critics of the June 1991 nomination of Thomas to the Supreme Court, stating, “To place a person who looks black and who, in conservative terms, thinks white, is an insult.”
Bell is largely credited as the originator of the theory [Critical Race Theory], which analyzes the way “white supremacy” and “racial power” are reproduced over time and seeks “racial emancipation” and “anti-subordination” from whites.
Bell endorsed a journal called Race Traitor, whose official motto is “Treason to the white race is loyalty to humanity.”
He signed on to a Race Traitor article titled “Renew the legacy of John Brown,” calling for John Brown Day to be declared in the U.S. in 1999.
The article signed by Bell began: “If the task of the nineteenth century was to overthrow slavery, and the task of the twentieth century was to end legal segregation, the key to solving this country’s problems in the twenty-first century is to abolish the white race as a social category—in other words, eradicate white supremacy entirely.”