Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Barack Obama?
As a transition from my previous series on Afrolantica Legacies to the next sequence of blogging on political books and their relation to current events, consider this excerpt from The Derrick Bell Reader in which the founder of Critical Race Theory defines the controversial term.
Just as important as what Bell says is how he says it. "Who's Afraid of Critical Race Theory?" is a familiar formulation, that intentionally inspires readers to imagine the ideology -- and those who promote it -- as a wolf.
From pages 78 and 79 (next page) with illustrations added by me:
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