Hide your kids.
I'll admit, I'm not sure how Mr. Hannity will pull this off. Bell's act of revolt at the time of the clip was a plan to take a leave of absence from his tenured position as law professor until such time as the school agreed to offer tenure to a black female. Yes, he went on one of those infamous "well-then-you-can-just-withhold-my-salary-and-vacation-leave" -type rampages from the 60's. And honestly, Bell has had a history of working within the system at high levels of academia and prestigious national organizations. He made a substantial contribution on more fronts than I can name here, both to the intellectual discourse about race, and to practical Civil Rights concerns.
But if anyone can make this guy - and Barack Obama by association - look like a race-warrior, Sean Hannity can!
Maybe he can quote some of the inflammatory language from one of Bell's polemical tomes. For example, his book Ethical Ambition: Living a Life of Meaning and Worth, (obviously a handbook on destroying the white devil) is replete with the message of insurrection:
- “Power in the hands of the reformer is no less potentially corrupting than in the hands of the oppressor.” (Wait, that sounds like a caution against using any means necessary. Sean should skip that one.)
- “We live in a system that espouses merit, equality, and a level playing field, but exalts those with wealth, power, and celebrity, however gained." (Clearly the subtext here is, "Take to the streets! Tear our cities down! Burn, baby, burn!")
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