Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Barack Obama - #3712 - VIDEO: First Glimpse of Awaited Obama Video - The Blaze (2) Revealed: The Radical Racial Ideas of the Professor Obama Raves About in New Harvard Video - The Blaze (3) VIDEO: Harvard Mentor Admits Hiding Video of Obama Hugging Radical Professor - The Blaze

First Glimpse of Awaited Obama Video - The Blaze - Editor’s note: See updates below, including reaction from video publisher BuzzFeed to’s claims the video has been “selectively edited. The video of a young Barack Obama addressing a Harvard Law School protest emerged Wednesday, showing the future president speaking out in support of one professor’s protest for racial diversity. The 1991 video, posted by BuzzFeed, shows Obama — then the president of the Harvard Law Review — speaking glowingly of Professor Derrick Bell, who had vowed to take a leave of absence until a black woman was given tenure at the law school. Obama: And I remember that the black law students had organized an orientation for the first-year students. And one of the — persons who spoke at that orientation was Professor Bell. And I remember him sauntering up to the front and not giving us a lecture, but engaging us in a conversation and speaking the truth and telling us that he [inaudible] to learn at this place that I’ve carried with me ever since. Now how did this one man do all this? How has he accomplished all this? He hasn’t done it simply by his good looks and easy charm — although he has both in ample measure. He hasn’t done it simply because of the excellence of his scholarship, although his scholarship has opened up new vistas and new horizons and changed the standards of what legal writing is about. Open up your hearts and your minds to the words of Professor Derrick Bell........”Update: Joel Pollak, editor in chief of, said Wednesday afternoon the tape is one of the Obama college videos, though charged the footage posted by BuzzFeed has been “selectively edited”:.......The full video will be unveiled Wednesday night during Fox News’ “Hannity,” Pollak said. Read more......

Revealed: The Radical Racial Ideas of the Professor Raves About in New Harvard Video - The Blaze - In the video released by BuzzFeed today, President Obama — then President of the Harvard Law Review — speaks on behalf of now deceased Professor Derrick Bell, formerly of Harvard Law School. But who is Bell, and what did he stand for? We went digging, and you might be shocked at what we found.  First, ABC News gives some context to the video:  Bell was the first black professor to sit on the law school faculty. As David Remnick wrote in his Obama biography “The Bridge,” “Derrick Bell was, in Barack Obama’s time, the most vivid symbol of racial politics at Harvard Law School…In 1962, Bell helped James Meredith win admittance to the University of Mississippi…”  In the 1960s, Bell spent years trying to make the leap from a civil rights attorney to an academic, but he was never deemed good enough for tenure, until after Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated and law schools began taking action to change the composition of their all-white faculties. The dean of Harvard Law School promised Bell, “You’ll be the first, but not the last.” But after two years on the faculty, he was still the only African-American, so Bell threatened to resign. As Remnick writes, “For the next two decades he repeatedly threatened to resign in order to get Harvard to hire more African-American men and, eventually, women. ‘My life,’ Bell said, ‘is a living manifestation of taking no  SH_ _.  Read more........

Harvard Mentor Admits Hiding Video of Obama Hugging Radical Professor - The Blaze - Charles Ogletree, one of Obama’s mentors at Harvard Law School, has admitted to hiding the video made public by today in order to protect Obama throughout the 2008 election campaign.  “Of course we hid this throughout the 2008 campaign,” Ogletree says. “I don’t care if they find it now.”

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