Before his sudden death on March 1, Andrew Breitbart was doing the job that the media failed to do in 2008 — investigating Obama.
Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington last month, Breitbart said he had obtained videos of Obama from his college days, which will reveal Barry during a time when he was meeting a “bunch of silver ponytails” — referring to Weather Underground terror group members Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. It was in the couple’s Chicago home that Obama’s political career reportedly was launched, and his ties to the two run deep. There’s been a solid argument made that Ayers ghost-wrote Obama’s highly acclaimed memoir, “Dreams from My Father.”
Breitbart vowed: “I’ve got videos – this election we’re going to vet him – from his college days to show you why … racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change was sold in 2008.”
Breitbart.com will be releasing one of Obama’s college videos — the one at Harvard Law School — this evening on Sean Hannity’s TV show.
Earlier today, however, video researcher Andrew Kaczynski released an edited version of the video. Joel Pollak issued this announcement on Breitbart.com, March 7, 2012, that Kaczynski’s video was “licensed from a Boston television station” and has been selectively edited–either by the Boston television station or by Buzzfeed itself.
The video shows a young, already arrogant Barack Obama leading a protest at Harvard Law School on behalf of Prof. Derrick Bell, whom Breitbart.com calls “a radical academic tied to Jeremiah Wright” and about whom Breitbart.com “will be releasing significant information in the coming hours.”
This is what Wikipedia says about Derrick Bell [edited]:
Derrick Albert Bell, Jr. (November 6, 1930 – October 5, 2011)was the first tenured African-American professor of Law at Harvard University, and largely credited as the originator of Critical Race Theory.
Bell received an A.B. from Duquesne University in 1952 and an LL.B. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1957. After graduation, Bell took a position with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department, followed by a stint as an assistant counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, crafting legal strategies at the forefront of the battle to undo racist laws and segregation in schools.
In 1969, with the help of protests from black Harvard Law School students for a minority faculty member, Bell was hired to teach there. At Harvard, Bell established a new course in civil rights law, published a celebrated case book, Race, Racism and American Law, and produced a steady stream of law review articles.
In 1986, Bell staged a five-day sit-in in his office to protest the school’s failure to grant tenure to two legal scholars on staff, both of whom adhered to a movement in legal philosophy that claims legal institutions play a role in the maintenance of the ruling class’ position. The administration, not giving an inch, claimed substandard scholarship and teaching on the part of the professors as the reason for the denial of tenure, but Bell called it an unambiguous attack on ideology. Bell’s sit-in galvanized student support but sharply divided the faculty.
Bell reentered the debate over hiring practices at Harvard in 1990, when he vowed to take an unpaid leave of absence until the school appointed a female of color to its tenured faculty. Students held vigils and protests in solidarity with Bell with the support of some faculty. One of these students was U.S. president Barack Obama, who led a protest at Harvard Law School on behalf of Bell. Critics, including some faculty members, called Bell’s methods counterproductive, and Harvard administration officials insisted they had already made enormous advances in hiring.
To some observers, Bell’s lament about Harvard amounted to a call for the school to lower its academic qualifications in the quest to mold a diversified faculty on the campus.
Bell is arguably the most influential source of thought critical of traditional civil rights discourse.
In the 2008 presidential campaign, the media trumpeted Barack Obama as a “post-racial” president-to-be who will heal America’s racial wounds and division. This video from his Harvard Law School days shows that, far from being “post-racial,” Obama actually had cut his teeth on precisely racialist political activism.
Update (March 9, 2012):
For a better description of Derrick Bell’s beliefs, see my post “Obama praised a rabid black racist.” Bell was nothing less than a virulent racist who wanted a race war.