The PJ Tatler

Touring Derrick Bell's Afrolantica, Part 2: A 'Euphoria of Freedom'

Click here for Part 1 of this series exploring the ideas of Critical Race Theory through Derrick Bell’s 1998 book Afrolantica Legacies.

“Only African Americans were able to breathe and survive there.”

“The first black visitors reported a sense of well-being, a ‘euphoria of freedom’ one called it, that they had never known in America.”

“Millions of blacks were determined to move to this new land, to begin an ideal society.”

Observe the end goal here. Bell’s utopia is not that Americans of all skin colors embrace one another. Instead, he sought to inspire a “euphoria of freedom” through the fantasy of an “ideal society” without Jews.

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