Thursday, February 12, 2015

On black racism, and Adolph Reed Jr.'s comment about Derrick Bell, father of Critical Race Theory

Adolph Reed Jr. is speaking today at Macalester College. Googling for details, I came across On the “New Jim Crow”: An Interview With Adolph Reed. Reed said,
I remember I was at a conference a number of years ago at Harvard Law School when Derrick Bell was still on the faculty there. Bell was on a panel at this conference, and he insisted that nothing really had changed for black Americans since 1865. And I’m looking at this—here he was, a full professor at Harvard Law School, making the assertion that nothing had changed. Well, obviously something had changed, because he was in Harvard Law School without a broom in his hand.
 Among Bell's crazy notions is the idea that all whites are racist. There's no evidence to suggest that was ever true, and while you can still find people who claim it's true, most black Americans disagree. From Who Is Racist? | National Review Online:
According to a recent Rasmussen poll, 31 percent of blacks think that most blacks are racists, while 24 percent of blacks think that most whites are racist.
Rasmussen's write-up: More Americans View Blacks As Racist Than Whites, Hispanics

Possibly of interest:


Single Female Seeking Same-Race Male - NYTimes.com: "In that analysis of more than 20,000 online daters, split roughly evenly between Boston and San Diego, men didn’t show much preference for same-race partners. Women did, and African-American women showed the most pronounced preference."