Saturday, December 8, 2018

Decent criticism of Derrick Bell from 1993

For Whom the Bell Tolls | The New Republic: "The tragedy is that Bell has had to turn on his own career in order to vindicate his critique."

Bell tries to defend choosing to praise an anti-semite, but the defense does not ring true. No one is obliged to apologize for anything another person of the same race said, but anyone who praises an antisemite is obliged to explain why or accept being seen as another antisemite.

Adolph Reed was quite happy to criticize Farrakhan, as a little googling will show.

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